Friday, May 21, 2010

Well, we've been in our home for a month now. Still don't have the guest bathroom all put back together. But I love the new floors and carpet. I just hate how we got them.
I've been working really hard to keep the house clean. Now, the garage, that's another story. I'm leaving that up to my husband.
I've been sleeping so much better after taking my friend's recommendation to try Melotonin supplements. I feel like my enternal clock has been reset and my body now know night from day.
B-man got to meet his new kindergarten teacher. I really like her. I'm excited and nervous for my little boy to start kindergarten in the fall. I find myself wondering if the other kids will be nice to him, will he fit in, will he want to learn more at school than he does here? Although, he finally has let me show him how to write his letters. He is pretty small compared to the other kids. Funny thing, everything that his name was written on was misspelled! Glad we caught it before the first day of school.
Little M has a 'mystery fever' right now. I took her to the pediatrician today. No obvious sign of infection. They did a cath to check for a UTI, thankfully that was negative. She is just running fever, feeling fussy and sluggish and not eating well. She didn't even smile for her daddy today and she ALWAYs has a smile for him. Of course, my obvious fear is some underlying invader that is causing the trouble. So, I'll just keep waking every 3 hours to alternate Tylenol and Motrin, and of course keep a very close eye on her. I have a feeling our weekend will be spent inside.
Also, if you read this, say a little prayer for my brother. He's 16 and in need of spiritual guidance and intervention.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sweet Collin

Yesterday, Emily and Phillip Marsh watched their two year old boy go to be with Jesus. I will never understand the death of a child. My heart is broken for Collin's Parents. This couple goes to my church, I don't know them personally, but I've been praying for them without end since he was diagnosed. His life meant something to me, with his life, I was able to teach my 4 year old boy how to pray for someone else. My son's first prayer for Collin was "God, please let Collin grow up to be big just like me". With all my heart, I have prayed for him to be healed this side of heaven. Collin is in no more pain, he doesn't have to have anymore doctor visits. Because he is with the Great Physician now. For Collin, he has had his day of glory. Now, I'll pray for his parents. Everything will be a reminder of thier Sweet Collin's life. I pray that God will overwhelm them with love, peace, and understanding.
Good Bye Sweet Collin. One day we will see you again.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Well, we are finally back in our house. We have been here for a little over a week and we are all loving it. I do miss having adult conversation all the time to only having a 4 and 1 year old to chat with.
Mother's Day is just around the corner. This is a particulary special day for me, as a mother and a daughter. A little over a year ago, after my daughter was born, my best friend sent me a peice of flair on facebook that said "I make milk. What's your superpower?" I laughed at that because at the time I was having a difficult time nursing my baby and didn't know if I could stick with it for a year like I had planned. I did stick with it, plus a couple of month. This brought me to ponder the 'superpower' theory. I think EVERY mom has a super power, also known as intuition. On more than one occasion 'mother's intuition' has played a huge role in my life. Most recently I was talking to another mom I go to church with. We were waiting this past Wednesday in a church pew chatting until AWANA Awards Assembly took place. This mom started asking me about my son's eyes and how did I know something was off and when?. This mother of 3 boys begins to tell me her concerns for her newest bundle of joy. She said "I've never been an axiety ridden mom, never been burdened with concern" but for some reason, she was just so worried about her little 4 week old boy. The VERY NEXT day, she notices her baby is panting and fussy. She calls the doctor who asks her to bring him in to the office. After an x-ray they find that his lung is compressed and his stomach is in the wrong place due to a hernia (not sure how to spell but it's like a diaphramgtic) Bottom line is, she saved her son because 'mother's intuition' led her to seek medical attention. Baby boy has had surgery at Children's and is expected to make a full recovery! God, our Holy Saviour should be glorified! His print is all over this family! How awesome our God is! And what an awesome, special blessing it is to be called mom. So, Happy Mother's Day to my friend and her family. Happy Mother's Day to my Mom, Step-Mom, Mother-in-Law, and Grandma! You are all wonderful women!