Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A visit to the dentist

The last two visits to the dentist have been fun. I know that sounds impossible but it is true. No, I don't have the most obedient children in the world. It might just have something to do with the fact that my kids get to have their teeth cleaned by my sister. And all the office ladies gush all over them and give them way too many toys and toothbrushes! Not a bad situation to be in. I am very thankful that dentist visits have been easy thus far. Just when I thought I had it made in this area, it gets even better! Jaclynn was begging to have her teeth cleaned last time we were there! No kidding, on the verge of throwing a fit if she didn't get to lay in the chair. Sarah (my sister) cleaned, rinsed, and suctioned my little baby's sixteen teeth. It was hilarious, all of us couldn't stop laughing. Jaclynn seemed a bit offended as she did not understand what all the fuss was about. She seemed to be thinking that it is perfectly normal for a 17 month old to be laying in a dentist chair cooperating perfectly! I have to remember this experience and how not normal it is and be thankful that I get this one. So many other people have what seems to me like an easy time handling nap/bedtime, or discipline issues or what ever else. Others difficulties in life and their triumphs are always going to be different.
When difficulties arise I need to remember the provisions God has lovingly pored out and the paths He has made easy.
Isaiah 40:29-31 Says:
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength. Even youths shall faint and weary, and young men shall fall exhausted, but they who wait in the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:11
He will tend His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs in His arms; He will carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.

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