Last night was a bit of a wash out. Annaliese continued to complain about her belly aching and she wanted to go to the hospital. I assumed it was the flu and did not really want to go, but in the back of my mind I worried if it wasn’t I would be upset with myself. So after she threw up in the van, we sat forever in the ER waiting, and then came home after bedtime. Thankfully it was not too serious – the flu, or a really quick tummy upset because this morning she woke up saying she was fine.
It has warmed up a bit since yesterday, and the snow is getting to the stage of almost slush, very heavy and hard to drive in. I know this because for the millionth time this week I was out shoveling the driveway. There is good and bad with each season, but my back is definitely not impressed at the moment.
I am one happy Momma this evening! My aunt came today, she helped at the grocery store this morning, and then this afternoon she helped wrap all of the kids Christmas presents. Which means one less (huge) chore checked off my to-do list. Which is totally awesome considering I am actually a day behind in my advent devotional. I did not realize this yesterday when I posted, I apologize. My mind is gone for a ride on the crazy train, December is a wild wild ride.
The story of Esther is one I have studied in depth while joining in a Bible study by Beth Moore. As I read over the verses in my Bible, Beth’s voice and key points kept coming to mind. There were so many places I wanted to stop and say “highlight this point, or stop at those words.” This book of the Bible has so much more to tell then I have in this post. I tried to shorten and simplify the story into a quick devotional we could read over dinner, but keep the points that stood out to me. I urge you to read this one for yourself in the book of Esther and truly enjoy the story! I have only skimmed the surface of a great book of the Bible. Also if you ever get the chance to be apart of Beth Moore’s study of Esther, jump at it… it was so good!