~~~ We’ve had such a beautiful weekend. My hubby was away for a few days last week. We welcomed him home with arms wide open on Friday night. I am so very thankful for the man God gave me. I am so blessed to love…and be loved.
~~~ Harper has been sick. Poor baby. It seems that whatever she has is in her lungs. We may just have to make a trip to the doc tomorrow if things don’t improve overnight. Praying for healing in her sweet little body.
~~~ My big boys spent the whole weekend camping with their scout troop. In freezing temperatures at night. I lay awake for hours wondering if they were warm enough. The joys of being a mom. I wonder if I will still do that when they’re 40?
~~~ It’s thanksgiving week. I love thanksgiving and we always try to make it meaningful for our children. But not having extended family around during the holidays never gets easier.
~~~ I cannot believe Christmas is just around the corner. We’ve promised the kids a real Christmas tree this year. I cannot remember when last we had a real one. Fun.
~~~ Our car broke down. Again. Our new [old] van had to be towed away. We’ve only had it for about two weeks. Sometimes we just have to laugh. Seriously. This is the forth breakdown we have had in five weeks. Ridiculous. I guess we must be doing something right for the enemy to be messing with us the way he has. How dare he mess with God’s beloved?
~~~ Hailee has had a bunch of doctors appointments recently. Two tests came back positive for celiac. Now to do a third and final test. She also has reflux, so we’re treating that. The ENT is concerned about hearing loss, so another thing that she will need to have thoroughly evaluated. They do a test while she is under anesthetic, I believe. Her eyes are doing so much better since having the botox injected for strabismus. Her eyes still flicker and twitch, but apparently there is nothing that can be done about that. We praise God for every victory in her life.
~~~ I love that winter comes to Virginia later, rather than sooner. I finally put our cozy sheets on our bed this weekend. And my heated blanket. My husband says I’m a wimp. He’s right. I hate being cold.
~~~ We’re looking forward to having a shorter week of school this week. A little break will be good for us all.
~~~ Anthony and I have recently been talking a lot about how life passes by so fast. These days the Lord has been reminding us to live purposefully. We only get one shot at it. We are being stretched and challenged in so many areas of our lives. The things we once held onto seem so insignificant. So pointless. It’s been a time of reevaluating for us. A time of seeking His face. We don’t know what the future holds for our family, but we do know the ONE who holds it. And that is all we need to know.
~~~ Harper is learning sign language amazingly quickly. Haven imitates her when she does it. Perhaps Haven will learn new things as Harper does? That will be amazing.
~~~ I was recently told about an app (huh?) for the iPad for people who are non-verbal. I plan on taking Haven to the Mac store soon to check it out. I’m so curious to see what she does with it. First though, I guess I’d better learn what the heck an app is so that I don’t look like a complete idiot when I get there. I’m still so like 1990’s.
~~~ We have been so abundantly blessed this week. The generosity of God’s people blows me away.
~~ ‘Tis the season to the thankful. And how much there is to be thankful for–on the mountain top AND deep down in the valley too. God is so good!