Sunday, December 9, 2012

I have a sick child at home today.  It's the pits!  "B" has a sore throat, temp, and coughing.  Are there any other moms out there that hate this as badly as I do?  I have found that I have certain behaviors when my kids get sick.  The first thing I do is start to clean like a mad woman.  I started washing sheets, laundry and organizing.  I am going through the medicine cabinet trying to find what ever I can, from tylenol to honey elixir and vapor rub.  The next thing I do is much more uglier and disturbing.....I worry.  I start to think of the worst case scenarios.  Having a 14 week old baby at the house doesn't help.  I start to think of all the terrible stories I've heard in the past and feel anxious by things that aren't even happening.  So today I had to stop those thoughts.  (2 Corinthians 10:6)  I just began to be thankful.  No, I am not thankful she is sick.  I am praying she will be better, but I began to be thankful for other things.  I am thankful I had some medicine in the house.  I am thankful I am home with her tomorrow and I don't have to work.  I am thankful we have a great doctor that she can go to tomorrow if needed.  I just began giving thanks in ALL things.  Even in trials, I can find things to be thankful for.   She is still sick tonight and I pray she feels better.  But until then, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with THANKSGIVING, let your requests be made known to God."  ( Philippians 4:6)  

Thursday, December 6, 2012

OK, I am going to do it.  I am going to start blogging.  I am starting to feel guilty putting all my business out there on facebook when not everyone wants to see or read it.  So, I will put it in a blog so you can read it if you like.  I need to warn style is to type quick, no proofreading, and use lots of commas and exclamation marks.  This blog will be about my life.  I tend to talk to myself, so now I will post it so you can read it.  You will read about motherhood, marriage, my faith, my failures (and some are really funny), food, exercise and lack of it, and whatever else runs through my head!