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Help, I’m stressed out! (Part 7)

May 18, 2010

I just don’t have peace!

Little Elsie Grace Whitney came into this world on May 5th, 2010 my wife and I became grandparents of our 4th granddaughter.  While we were celebrating the birth of our 4th granddaughter, bringing her home from the hospital and enjoying all the newness of life, our other son-in-law called us from Indiana.  One of our 1 year old twins was rushed  to the emergency room with a severe allergic reaction to something she ate.   She was “blood” red, covered with blisters and vomiting.  They gave her Benadryl, she got sicker and the vomiting continued.  They shot her with a dose of Epinephrine!   Symptoms began to subside.  At the hospitals recommendation, they then took her by ambulance to one of the large hospitals in Indianapolis that was better equipped to deal with her symptoms.  They put her on steroids for a few days.   She is now recovering!  They now are in the process of running allergy tests to see what she and her twin sister might be allergic too.  She is fine! Thank you for your prayers and concerns.

This is the same daughter that has had one major incident after another in the last two years.  The very day she found out she was pregnant with twins,  she hit a patch of ice and wrecked her vehicle!  Their house was destroyed in a storm. We are so thankful they weren’t home at the time.  They very likely could have been killed as it totally demolished the children’s bedrooms.   They had to live in a “cracker-box” house for the next 6 months with 3 little babies while their house was being re-built. The twins came down with Pneumonia.  Her husband experienced chest pains and was put in the hospital twice to monitor his heart.  The list goes on….

Yeah, life comes at you fast! Sometimes, we just want to say “ENOUGH, ALREADY!” How much can one family take?  In the midst of this roller coaster ride for months our oldest daughter’s family has had a sense of peace and calm through these multiple ordeals!     How do you have that sustaining peace when things in this world just don’t seem to go as planned?  Isn’t that what we would all like to know? We’re going to be looking at that this week as we conclude our series “Help, I’m Stressed Out!”

Here’s a hint:

Isaiah 26:3 (NIV) You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus


May 18, 2010 - Posted by | Robin | ,


  1. Robin,
    I’m glad to hear that the baby is on the mend. What a scare for Crystal and Corey. But she is her mother’s child, (and dad’s) and I know she can handle just about anything. It might actually be harder on the grandparents.

    And I met little Elsie this past Sunday. What a cutie. Mom and Dad seem to be adjusting well. Congratulations AGAIN!


    Comment by Donna Stirgwolt | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  2. Robin,
    In the midst of trials I am reminded of a couple of songs. Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus and It Is Well With My Soul. I couldn’t imagine going through what one has to go through in life without keeping our focus on Jesus and trusting him completely. Thanks for the scripture reminders! Kathy

    Comment by Kathy Fowler | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  3. Sometimes you don’t know why things happen, but they just do and God is with you no matter what! Just gotta remember that!!

    Comment by Becky Cargill | May 21, 2010 | Reply

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