Poor Little E---he is really sick with Mouth, Foot & Hand disease, which is a virus that causes lots of ulcers in his mouth and other places.  It should not be confused with hoof and mouth disease which some blame for their loose lips and subsequent foot in the mouth which leads to diarrhea of the mouth.  (SORRY---just had to throw that in)  He is miserable and in a great deal of pain and running fever.  We think Baby Collin has had it also, but his symptoms have been much less severe.  He spent the entire afternoon crying and asking for medicine, because his mouth was so painful.  We kept having to put him off, until it was time.  I can't tell you how much he has sobbed and cried---in so much pain.  

The time finally came to have the pain reliever, and I was shocked, but he cried and refused to take it.  We begged, pleaded, coerced, and nothing worked.  Finally Camille had to hold him down and just force him to take the meds.  In a very short time, he began to feel a little better.  We kept telling him over and over---this will help you--make you feel better--but he was bull-headed and afraid of more pain-so he refused what would help him.

Reminds me of my relationship with God.  A lot of pushing and pulling goes on.  Things are good--I push Him away -I've got it handled.  Times are painful--I pull Him to me.  He shows me the path He has planned for me----I push Him away---that is not my plan, God!  I know that His path is the best path, and I know that if I stray from it or refuse to go down it--it will be painful---but I am human---and do a lot of pushing and pulling!  

Jeremiah 29:11

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