BRICK noun: rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material
You’ve most likely heard the phrase, “It hit me like a ton of bricks” or something to that effect. I imagine that would hurt like crazy. Actually, I imagine getting hit with a ton of anything would hurt like crazy…that is, if you lived to feel the pain. This phrase, however, is usually a metaphor meaning to profoundly become aware of. Well, the reason for this prologue is this: As I was filling a container with water for the purpose of hourly hydration for Ryan (hourly hydration is important to ward off UTI’s, amongst other things), it hit me how much our family is blessed to have water, and clean water at that, readily available through faucets both inside and outside of our home. Conversely, there are many people in this world who don’t have access to water, yet alone clean water, and many have to travel some distance to get it. There are things I can imagine, and things I cannot. Not having access to clean water is something I cannot.
Thank you Lord for clean water to hydrate my son, and for the medicine you provide, and for our home, and for a nearby hospital and the resources to pay for whatever our needs are, and for transportation to get places, and for…WE HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR!!
PS – Thank you for not letting a ton of anything hit me literally…