Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Little Things

Every now and then,  I marvel at how much God cares about the little things. And really - I shouldn't be surprised at this point.  I've seen evidence over and over again.  Besides - if one of my own children were afraid, I would comfort them, right?  Yet still, sometimes I'm just amazed.

Back in December when I had my sinus procedure, I knew I would have a follow up appointment in a few months during which the doctor would use an endoscope (camera) to see how my sinuses were looking.  Since I have this marvelous deviated septum, that's not as easy as it should be.  Getting around the curves up my nose takes some skill, and some force, and it's not fun for anyone involved.  

BUT - I had already dealt with decades of sinus infections, and the procedure itself.  This was nothing I couldn't handle, right?

Today was the day, and I woke up with a migraine.  All of my resilience and bravery was gone.  What would ordinarily be no big deal suddenly felt impossible.  For some reason, rescheduling didn't even cross my mind, and I packed Kate in the van and began the drive to my doctor's office.  I was scared - I was already in a good deal of pain, and I KNEW this was going to be more.  I was hoping I would be able to drive home and not have to call someone to come get me.  I prayed most of the way there, asking for the strength to be able to handle the procedure, since I sure wasn't feeling it, and to be able to get home. 

A short while later, my doctor entered the exam room with an assistant.  We discussed how I was doing, and then he took a quick look in my nose and at my throat with his light.  The assistant then handed him the endoscope.  To my surprise, the doctor set it on the counter, and said "That would be a complete waste of money.  She has no symptoms, and her turbinates and throat look completely normal.  There's no need to look any further."  He then thanked me for coming, gave me a few instructions, and told me to let him know if I needed anything.

How thankful I feel for answered prayers today, and that my Heavenly Father understands that some days, little things are big things to His children. 

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