Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Do We Realize How Blessed We Are?
After learning that Lily's friend from church was diagnosed with H1N1 yesterday, I was fearful that Lily's cough and fever this morning were indicators that she had contracted it, too. Thank goodness that we have access to wonderful medical care and modern means of diagnosis! After a somewhat traumatic nose and throat swab, we learned that she does not have that virus, but some other that isn't quite as scary.
With all the crazy healthcare talks and bellyaching about how 'broken' our system is, running across this blog post brought me to tears and reminded me of how blessed we are in this country. We get so focused on the imperfections of our system (which will always be imperfect as long as sinful humans are running and participating) that we become oblivious to the needs and desperate lack of care available to so many in this world.
And, will you please pray for our friends who are dealing with this sickness in their home? The Watson family has six children, one of whom is a newborn.