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  • Writer's pictureJoni


Did I know that there was a possibility

that I would get the stomach flu

from a precious little 4 month old?

Oh yes~

but I did it anyway

when I got the call from my daughter

about her daughter who was sick

and spent the day at her house.

It was heart wrenching to watch a little baby

experience the flu,

because she has no clue what was going on.

The flu takes over your body~

to prove to you that you are not in control.

You can't do anything about it,

but wait it through~

being helpless

feeling horrible

and just waiting

for it to go away.

Well it got me bad~

and it takes a lot to get this woman down.

It is one of those commercial breaks in life~

not planned by me.

A reminder again that

I am not in control of some things.

A life interruption~

when you have to go with the flow,

which has been a really good lesson for me.


because I have no choice.

A forced stop.

Now this is minor in the big book of life,

but oh how it was hard not to focus on how horrible I felt

so instead I did the


and recited in my head


"YOU will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on YOU, Because he trusts in YOU." (Isaiah 26:3)

and you know what

GOD works

even in the minor things of life

like the stomach flu.

I am still not sure how I feel right now

as I don't want to think about it~



for reminding me again

that I am not in control

and to embrace every moment when you are feeling good~

because moments will come when you are not feeling so good.

I am still a wee bit wonky right now

but wide awake

and just so thankful that I don't feel as bad as I did yesterday.

BE STILL my friends

and stay away from me.

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