My new banner was supposed to be a big full cluster of flowers. As I got closer I realized that they were far apart and the dirt makes up about half of the picture when you really analyze it. Then I started thinking about life. Sometimes we think a situation is all beauty and goodness. The deeper we get into it we realize the ugly (dirt) has to be among the beauty (flowers) to help it grow.
My mother used to tell me that we must take the bad with the good. I didn't like hearing it, but now as I've aged I understand what she meant. We seem to appreciate the good more when we have had to go through the dirty parts of life.
ALI UPDATE: Ali will get another ultrasound tomorrow. The antibiotics have helped. The doctor said it sounds like it may be a good sign since her pain has subsided. Thank you for your prayers. I will keep you updated.