On Thanksgiving, I intended to make a listing of things for which I am thankful. Although, I didn't write them down, I did spend time thinking about these things and thanking God for them. I do have much to be thankful for today - as every day.
I took Joel to the doctor today to have him look at a mole on Joel's back. I first noticed it over the summer. Considering in the summer the boys only wear shirts to go to church, I saw a lot of Joel's bare back. But when we went to Holiday World, I found myself staring at the new little dark spot the ENTIRE time we were at the water park.
I always made sure Joel was in front of me while waiting in line so I could "study" it. Honestly, I think I have a problem. Anyway, after much prayer, the Lord gave me peace and allowed me to enjoy the time with my family and not spend the whole weekend staring at Joel's back.
Don't ask me why, but this weekend I found myself waking up in the night worrying about this mole. Oh, I worried about other things too, but the mole made my stomach hurt. I finally decided, for my own sanity, to have it looked at.
Joel is a carbon copy of his dad and therefore has more than a few moles. He has already had one removed (pathology came back fine), and he is quite proud of the scar it left. Today, the doctor gave Joel and thorough inspection and feels the mole isn't too worrisome. But because it is darker than the others and it worries me, we will take it off after basketball season.
I never want to be amiss and neglect to thank God for the provision of health He has provided my family.