Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"No one likes you"

My sweet little Clare was sitting in the stroller yesterday while we were walking, listening to my Ipod when she yelled so loud, this is my favorite song, its called "No one likes you."  I quickly realized it was also one of my favorite songs, but she had the title a little off.  The song is by Chris Tomlim and there is a line that says "There is no one like you, none like you."  It was a perfect song to help me get through the week we have had.

I didn't promote this much and truly did not intend on writing a blog post about it, but we are in need of a some prayers for Clare.  Two weeks ago Clare was diagnosed with salmonella.  We had eaten the dreaded recalled ground turkey two nights before it started and are pretty sure that is where it came from.  I had a nice long chat with the public health dept where they promised to send me literature on better hand washing and disposing of diapers (thanks guys!), and left me feeling extremely frustrated.  The best reminder that came out of the whole ordeal was that I bought a ridiculous amount of bleach kitchen cleaner and spent a day cleaning out our fridge. 

By day 5 we had seen a bear emerge from Clare.  Gone was our sweet little girl, and I dont know if I can even begin to describe who came in her place. We attributed it to the awful salmonella and attempted to be more patient with her.  By day 10 both LD and myself were ready to throw in the towel.  Yesterday morning all of a sudden I realized Clare may have a UTI that developed from the salmonella that may be adding to her not so pleasant mood.  The doctor confirmed that a UTI was indeed what she had. As he was writing out the prescription he casually said "Has she had a heart murmur before?" which totally caught me off guard.  After listening one more time he confirmed that he did hear a heart murmur.

We are going Thursday morning to a cardiologist and are praying that what the doctor heard is not there tomorrow.  This morning after breakfast Clare asked if we could dance to "No one likes you" and it was quite a fitting reminder that God is bigger than the week I have had.

Water You turned into wine
Open the eyes of the blind
There’s no one like You
None like You

Into the darkness You shine
Out of the ashes we rise
There’s no one like You
None like You

Our God is greater, our God is stronger

God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, Our God…
And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us

And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
What can stand against?







4 comments:

Lilmisstrav said...

Oh gosh Melissa I am so sorry to hear bout Claire and everything you and LD are going through with that situation...that is a lot to take in...first salmonella..then uti...no heart murmur...but you are so right God is bigger than our circumstances...I love that song...and it has been such and uplift to me as well in times of great difficulty. He brought you guys to this place and He will bring you through it! Here lately God is really be showing me how unbelieveably faithful He is and He will always be to His children...its so hard to trust that sometimes...but He is so faithful! Keep the faith strong woman of God! Love u bunches girl ;)

Lilmisstrav said...

Ps...this is corey..lol..sometimes people don't know me by the username hehe ;)

kay said...

ugh how frustrating for you all!! but this too shall pass. the 3's are horrible. i'm not sure why people call it the terrible 2's. cause 3's are the terrible ones!

praying for peace for you and LD. and for a total clean bill of health for clare.

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