Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Change of thought, but I promise it all ties in nicely...
Judson is struggling with a staph infection again. He had one at the beginning of May, and he was put on antibiotics. In addition to that, we had to drain the sores that appeared on his body. I know, TMI...but I tell you that because it was painful for him, but necessary. It was also painful for the mommy to see him in pain. He healed up, and I was thankful it was over. Apparently it was not. The strain he had is resistant to some antibiotics...including the one he was taking. So this past weekend he showed up with more sores, and was feeling pretty crummy. So now he is on a different antibiotic. However, he has six sores on this sweet body that need to be drained. They are all in very tender spots, making it more difficult.
As a mother watching her son struggle, I too struggle with the "how do I keep this from happening" thoughts. Because the truth is, I can't. We didn't do anything wrong...and we probably couldn't have prevented it from happening. But I don't want to see my child suffer.
So as I am reading Kate's book, she starts talking about wanting to make everything right for her children, and then having God tell her, "No, Kate, they are mine first. I love them even more that you ever possibly could. Let me be in control!" WOW! That's God putting me in my place! Because I did not read Kate's name when I was reading it...I read mine.
Why is it so hard to let the God who controls the universe control my life? Why don't I just give in? Why do I even begin to think that I know better? I wouldn't dare admit that out loud, but my actions reveal my attitude.
My kids, my house, my finances, my health, my future, my relationships - He is in control of it all!!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
But let me explain.
This past weekend my husband kidnapped forced took our family to the camp that he attended when he was a child. They were having "Family Camp" and he was the speaker.
Let me just say that Jennifer is excited about camp has not been issued since jr. high. Back then I was more concerned about the cute boys. Of course there was still a cute boy, but there are now things like dirt, bugs, and dirt.
But my husband was so excited, so we packed up the family and went. Into the mountains...out of cell range...to stay in a little cabin...and sleep on a hard, skinny bed. Sleep is such a broad term. It could mean to close your eyes and enter a relaxed state of slumber for 6-8 hours.
Or it could mean that you attempt to find a comfortable spot on a bed that is only 24 inches across.
Or that are still cold despite wearing four layers and snuggling into your sleeping bag with it pulled up over your head and completely zipped up.
Or it could be that when you are finally able to close your eyes for a few seconds that your youngest child wakes up crying and decides that there is room in your sleeping bag for her too.
Or it could be that your middle son's iturtle starts to go off, and you question for the tenth time why he brought it with him.
Or you discover that now is the time for your allergies to pine to kick in...when you are in the middle of the mountains covered in pine trees.
And because of said allergies you discover that you haven't been taking your allergy medicine long enough for it to build up in your system.
Or you discover that maybe your husband and two other children seem to have a similar sensitivity to pine trees.
And if you combine all of that together you would have a combined total of 4 hours of actual eye closed relaxed slumber in a 48 hour time period.
Then you would come home and take a long hot shower and try to have some blissful eye-closed relaxation for nine beautiful hours except for the fact that you still can't breathe out of your nose.
So today I laid on the couch...took lots of meds...and tried to sleep...amidst children asking for something every few seconds. Thankfully the hubby also stayed home and fed the kids and talked to the plumber and the hvac guy.
So today, I did nothing.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
...no covers. But how can you be upset when he is sitting quietly looking at his brother's bible...that he was touching without permission...and had removed the bookmark from where Jarrett had been reading.
What do you say? "Put down the Bible and make your bed?"
"But Mommy, you said I didn't have to have covers. And I like it this way."
Every day, people...this is what I deal with EVERY DAY!!!!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The kids last day of school was Friday and Grampy arrived right before school was out. We picked them up and played on the playground for a bit. Sat. was so yucky that we stayed inside, ate chicken noodle soup...in June people!...and played the Farming game...and Iverson tradition.
Sunday after church, the sun peeked out for a bit, so we played and then came back home for the traditional popcorn and cheese and crackers dinner.
On Monday we decided to take Grampy to Yellowstone since he had never been. It was quick trip, and we didn't see everything, but we did see some cool stuff and experienced a variety of weather.
After we took this picture, we went back to the van to discover the doors were locked and Mike had left the keys in the ignition. By only a miracle, the driver's door was unlocked and we were able to get in.
Mother's Day at Riverfront Park. We took Subway to the park and just relaxed.
Mikalah and I had gone shopping the week before and Mikalah "secretively" bought this hat for me... ...not so sure it was really a secret. Hard to hid something that size, but I love it!!! It is my southern belle hat! Perfect for sitting by the pool with a book!
Morgan's Birthday: May 27th. Can you tell she is a girly girl??
One of the things she asked for was a Dora bathing suit.
We took some friends out to the ranch to play around for the day. This is the view on the way to "Little Wall" (because it looks like a little wall...my kids always ask where big wall is...)
Boys and their toys...they go to blow things up.
My girls on the fourwheeler. Morgan went from one ride to another...all day long!
Mikalah and Judson both spent most of their time on the motorcycle.
Jill had fun trying to get Jeffrey to follow directions. Mommy did not.