As for the Lord

I just put two very sick feverish listless girls down for their first morning nap/rest since January.  They requested it.

Bronwyn hasn’t slept through the night since Saturday and ofcourse that means that Aeralind has been awoken every night too.  Aeralind just caught the nasty bug last night while B has had it since Sunday.

I’m exhausted.

I want to whine.

I want sleep for at least 6 consecutive hours.

Derek posted the following verse on our mirror a few weeks back and this morning it showed up in my google reader in Ann’s post.

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. Colossian 3:23-24

It’s all I can do to cling to this verse as a grumpy feverish girl clings to me in the middle of the night.

To sigh, grateful (stifling frustration), that she wants nothing more than to be loved on by her momma.

To breathe in the scent of her dirty hair and know that in that quiet moment, I am serving Him.