I have a post that I am rolling around in my head but I don't have the time or energy this morning to put into it in order that it will be cohesive.....This will be anything but.....so, hang on as to keep from getting whiplash from all the randomness.
* We've been fever free at my house since Saturday (PRAISE!!).....but we still have some 'wellness' issues. I made my 5th trip to the doctor on Monday (in a week) because A had been breaking out in hives everyday for 5 days.....they think it is a reaction to the Amoxi*cillin she was taking. We have allergy medicine now and are hoping it clears up this week. Otherwise it will be on to the allergist. B has had a really runny nose since the virus he had last week..... which now is accompanied with a yucky cough. I 'm not sure if he is just getting a cold or what is going on....He didn't sleep well last night (it's hard to sleep when you can't breath) and his cough sounds pretty bad..... Please pray it doesn't become a wheezy cough -- because then I'd have to go back to the doctor. I might as well move in.
* Another praise -- night before last, B slept in his bed ALL NIGHT for the first time!!!!! =)
* I think I told ya'll that I'm doing a parenting study at church. It is called "Don't Make Me Count To Three" and it's by this great lady. It is a great study but I have to tell ya'll. The devil, he doesn't want me to be a better Mom. Behavior issues are rampant and things have been difficult. Of course, maybe it isn't the devil....Maybe God is giving me an opportunity to live what I'm teaching to these ladies (and myself- goodness knows I'm preaching to myself as much as anyone). This book is challenging me in so many ways. Disciplining my kids in a biblical way is HARD and I fail much more often that I get it right. I'm very aware of that right now.
* Remember I told you that God challenged me to do this? Well....that isn't going so well, either. I got to Day 6.....That's it. And really, I should be almost through the book if I did it the way it was to be done but there are many reasons why I'm not there. Sick kids.....days where my humanness gets in the way and I just don't want to be loving to my husband....and busyness....Lots of excuses.....lots of failure in this area, too. Again, I'm very aware of this.
*I guess you could say I'm having a pity party today in some ways.....I'm tired..... Tired from a lack of sleep, 4 kids, and life that seems to be going so fast that I don't have time to stop and see and enjoy it.....Tired of failing.
I'm trying to praise HIM through it though.....I've got my music going and I will be waiting to hear from HIM on these things today. Will ya'll say a prayer for me today that as I go through this very busy day with all these things swimming in my head that HE will break though and speak his truth to me in it all?