Gratitude (and some randomness…)

First of all – let me say thank you for all of your sweet comments and prayers said for me and for our situation. I know that our lives have different circumstances, but we all have our burdens that we carry. And it is so nice to be reminded of that – that we aren’t alone – that we help carry each others concerns before the Lord.

Thank you.

I mean that with all sincerity.

I am sick, once again. It is just a cold or flu (never sure which is which…) with a fever (no longer – just last night). But when you are pregnant and can only take the equivalent of infant cold drops, colds become a lot more debilitating. Just horrid! The congestion and the dripping, and the throat that feels like at any moment fire is going to come pouring out.

My husband had not only the kids, but me to deal with last night. I’m a pretty quiet sick person. But it was painfully obvious to him that I was suffering.

On top of it – he is recovering from the same thing. Though, with a hefty dose of Thera-Flu, he had a HUGE advantage!!

Thank the Lord for medicine. I don’t know how the Patriarchs handled being sick without Thera-Flu and Tylenol and all of the other wonderful things modern medicine has to offer.

That’s about it. My head is to filled with snot to hold much more.

For some super funny randomness, head over to Big Mama’s place today.


right now i am tired. i am behind in my readings and commenting (please bear with me and know that i am so thankful for all of the sweet words and prayers lifted up for us.)

But i wanted to share this. i’m sure you’ve heard the song, but to see it with images of His wonderous creation makes me speechless. I stand in awe and amazement of His love.

He is Indescribable.

A Belated Thank You and a Quick Meme

First off, let me just say that I did not properly thank all of you who left comments on my post about Quinn the other day.
One of the amazing things about blogs is the amount of community that you can feel, even with people that you may never meet in real life.
I LOVE that!!
So, let me say Thank you. Thank you for the suggestions, the prayers, the kindness.
I appreciate it and will update as I see prayers for him answered.

Beck, a daily read of mine (and a crafting-diva!), tagged me for this little meme. I would have gotten on it sooner, but wasn’t sure if both parts were actually part of the meme (and heaven forbid I unnecessarily share mystery things about myself!)
So, here, in all of it’s glory, I present:

Five Things You Don’t Know About Me:

  1. I am left-handed. V.E.R.Y. — put something in my right hand and you’d think I was paralyzed on that side of my body. (Although, because that is the arm I carry my babies with, it is very strong (though uncoordinated)
  2. I love a clean house, but I am not very good at cleaning. However, I can make some mean piles! I just tend to move those piles around the house… My husband — now (when he actually decides to do it) he can clean! I like tidy, which he doesn’t understand. But when he cleans… the man can clean. I think he’s up there with Barb in his thoroughness.
  3. I love love love the sound the pages of my bible make when I turn them… especially if I have written notes on that page — then it is particulary enjoyable. My husband loves this too, and sometimes, when we are reading our bibles, we will have to stop the other and say “hey, listen to this…” and turn the page repeatedly. I know… we are a match made in Heaven. (we also both love black rasberry ice cream, the sound “clapping” shoes make in hallways and in movies/tv shows and the sound certain car blinkers make. I could go on about our freaky cute little quirks, but hey, I have to leave some sort of mystery to me…
  4. I read the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy in 1.5 months. I devoured it. That was when I had one child, who still took nice long naps. Now, in order to read it in that amount of time, I’d have to be reading the Cliff notes. Oh who am I kidding – give me the audio.
  5. I was the stage manager for every play and musical at my high school from 9th grade – 12th. I loved it, and, if I had thought it through better, I wouldn’t have been so quick to dismiss the idea of a career in it.

Five Mysterious Things About Quinn (my middle son):

  1. He has very light brown (almost blonde) hair. Sean and I are very dark-haired.
  2. He sucks on the crooked knuckle of his pointer finger on his right hand. Exhibit 1
  3. He wants to be a cowboy when he grows up
  4. He used to say “Dat Dee-ckles” when he was tickled. It didn’t help his cause any, because hearing him say it was so darn cute that you’d keep tickling him just to hear him say it (poor tortured child…)
  5. He loves broccoli (“trees”), buttered mushrooms, sauteed green beans and several other veggies that typically strike fear in those who lay eyes on them.

So… there you have it. Unfortunately, it was too easy for me to find odd things to write about us…

I can’t decide who to tag, because it seems like there are several going around now… SO, if you haven’t done this one and you want to do it, I tag you! Just let me know in comments that you did it so that I can read tidbits that I can use against you to get to know you more.


Please be aware that today is the first day of Ramadan. has this site set up with daily prayers for each of the days during the 30 days of Ramadan. It also includes:

  • pictures so that you can see the faces of those peoples in the regions that need our prayers.
  • information on Islam
  • stories of former Muslims who chose Jesus
  • You can even listen to audio clips

Prayerfully consider joining in on this important 30 day prayer vigil.



A simple reason for a smile…

Last night, after the kids and I had read story and we were getting ready to say prayers, I mentioned to Abbie that there were a lot of people praying for her and praying that she would have a great kindergarten year. She asked who, and I told her that our sunday school class is praying for her.

She beamed and said “they know me!?”I replied, “no, they don’t all know you, but they know mama and daddy and they know we love you and that you are special.” The look on her face was priceless. You could see her body relax as she absorbed that nugget of truth.

Then I said that we should also pray for the “fancy girl” and Timothy (a boy in her class who gets in trouble every day.)

This afternoon, when I picked her up, she jibber-jabbered away about her day, like she hasn’t done before. As we sat down for a snack I asked how things went on the playground.

Things went well there (check)

and Timothy?

He behaved all day (check, again!)

She looked at me, smiled, and said “It worked!”

Why do we so often forget to pray for the small details? The Lord cares about the detail of our life and hears them. I hope this is a lesson Abbie never forgets.