Since Jude is still battling some nausea and vomiting, it’s not looking too good for me to get out and take new pictures for my Sunday Snapshot.
So, instead of skipping it all together, I thought I’d share the last picture I took of our trip to Iowa. I took it on the way home, about 10 hours into our 18 hour long drive home. He had been vomiting all morning and we were concerned we’d have to stop at an emergency room to have him evaluated for dehydration. By the time we realized how fragile he was, we were way too far into the drive to turn around. It was a difficult few hours, for sure. But by evening, he had stopped vomiting, was eating ice and small sips of Vitamin Water and we were all just so very grateful.
As the sun began to set, Tori and I were mesmerized by the beautiful sky and how the clouds reflected the colors of the sunset. And it was a big, beautiful reminder of the fact that God is in control. We may struggle, we may endure hardships, but He is at the helm. And it felt so good.
So I pulled over, probably a few minutes later than would have been ideal, because the sun was almost down beyond the horizon. And since we were on the side of the highway, cars whizzing by, I didn’t have much of a selection of foregrounds.
But to me, this picture represents so much more. His love. His mercy. His faithfulness.
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I think this is a perfect Sunday Snapshot…maybe my favorite of yours yet…a photograph that will remind you of this time and God’s Providence each and every time you look at it. So sorry Jude is still struggling. You all will be in my prayers…
Kim from 3 peanuts says
Just GORGEOUS!!! I hope you are all home resting comfortably now. Prayers continuing for Jude.
Still a beautiful picture, made all the more special given the circumstances behind it! Love it!
Wow… so incredibly beautiful Stefanie.
And what a wonderful reminder of our Father. He has the most beautiful ways of appearing, right before our very eyes….even in the things that normally seem mundane, he does something spectacular and you can’t help but think of Him.
Praying for little Jude.
Oh no. I mean, not the photo but poor Jude. Bless his heart and tummy.
It sounds like he needed more time in the hospital. 🙁 Not trying to criticize but b/t the pain getting out of control and this, I would be frustrated. I am all for getting out quickly, but it sounds like he needed more time. Pain meds can really do a number on the tummy too; then couple that with driving 18 hours … oh my … poor little guy.
On the pain, next time anyone has to have surgery, I would be making sure they keep his/her pain meds coming. If it ever gets out of control, it is really hard to get back on top of it.
Please keep us updated about him. Praying.
What a wonderful reminder. And good on you, Stephanie for even thinking to take a photo during that challenging trip home!!
Hope Jude is feeling better.
I don’t know how you do it, Stef….you never seem to miss a beat. This trip with Jude really had to wear you down, though…there’s nothing like the heart hurt when our babies are sick…but knowing you were way out of your surroundings and comfort zone and you couldn’t just make him comfortable and all better must have really shaken you to your core. I’m so glad Tori was with you. I imagine she made all the difference in the world.
This truly will be a special image for you to remember yet another time when you looked above for guidance and it came.
So glad you are home and I am hoping Jude is stabilized now and on the mend. He is one special kid!
It’s stunning. Anything that reminds us of God’s place on the throne, and how we can trust in Him, is worth the picture. 🙂
Glad you found beauty in that hard journey home. Grateful you had Ms. Tori to help so much too, I’m sure! I’m sure Jude is getting the best care all those “nurses” can provide….hope he is “milking” it at least a little! 🙂 I know they are ready to see him up and about.