Today was clinic day 1 resulting in shots for the 130+ people at orientation. With shots day comes some grace in getting the afternoon off.
All the preschool children families got cycled through first before naps. (Seriously good call, medical team!) The girls have known about the shots for over a week and were pretty laid back about them with only a bit of anxiety mixed into conversations. Let’s be honest, no one likes shots. But we all agreed that dying of rabies was a far worse plight.
Our girls were champs! Three out of the four of them didn’t even shed a tear! And the one who did shed a tear was perfectly fine almost instantly. I’m really proud of their courage and trust!
The rec team pooled together and gave the kids Popsicles and ballon animals. The nursing staff got everyone fun character bandaids and even played a Disney movie in the waiting room. It was a surprisingly fun experience for us all!
So this weekend we’re taking it a little easy and enjoying the beauty of pain medicine as God teaches our body to fight off small doses of various vaccines. Isn’t that just incredible? Like that God would so design us to be able to overcome such sicknesses? I don’t want to take it for granted even if it is a well-known and common fact.
In the past missionaries would pack their belongings in coffins instead of suitcases when moving overseas. Their coffins! Today I am reminded of how thankful I am for God’s gift of knowledge to be able to invent vaccines!
Get some R&R this weekend, dear friends!
– We send our love.