Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Soundtrack for more trips to the doctor

Dona Nobis Pacem.

Yo Yo Ma.

Isn't that enough?

Last Friday, as I drove my dear daughter to the doctor AGAIN for ANOTHER staph infection, we let the music of Yo Yo Ma and his many friends fill the van with beauty and peace and joy. We were worried, knowing that a visit to the surgeon's office means pain,and because we don't know why these infections keep happening, but we forgot all of that thanks to Dona Nobis Pacem and the Wexford Carol.

We are moving on to more specialized doctors, and we sure would appreciate your prayers for wisdom, healing, patience and faith. This has been a tough time, especially for Madelaine. She's heading to Oregon next week with her dad and brother for a college visit, and it is important that she be healthier and stronger for that trip. It's all a little overwhelming, but we are learning to take one day at a time.

I don't usually get out the Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving, but somehow the reminder of the Incarnation of Christ has made all the difference in these hurry, scurry, worry days.

Good people all, this Christmas time,
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done
In sending his beloved son
With Mary holy we should pray,
To God with love this Christmas Day
In Bethlehem upon that morn,
There was a blessed Messiah born
~ from the Wexford Carol

HT: Thanks, for the zillionth time, to Carol. She's a great source for books, ideas, and all things Yo Yo Ma. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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