Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thankful Thursday

It's been a really eventful couple of weeks and I've been taking a break from blogging - what better way to jump back in then with Thankful Thursday.

The Teen has been busy with baseball. He plays traveling, so we've spent a lot of time on the road lately getting him to his games. It's been so nice to have that alone time in the car with him. This will be his last year, next year will be high school ball. He's come so far since Little League.

We are also getting ready for his big move to his father's house. I really struggled with this for awhile, but I know God is in control and I'm confident that it's the right thing to do.

I did have a scare earlier this week. On Monday afternoon I began having contractions. By that night they were strong enough to wake me up and by Tuesday morning they were come at regular intervals, about 10 per hour. At only 25 weeks it was WAY too early to have this happening. I'm so thankful to have a great OB who was able to get me right in. I was not softened or dilating at all - which was great news. With the Teen I was dilated to 3 1/2 by 28 weeks so I had been very concerned about that. The FFN test was negative, so I was sent home on bedrest. By Tuesday evening the contractions had slowed to only one or two an hour. Yesterday I only had a few contractions, mostly after having been on my feet for a little while. So, it's bedrest for me - but that's OK. I much prefer that to having a micro-premie.

Being on bedrest, I'm very thankful for this:

We've had three dogs for over two years, but never had a fence. That meant leashing them and taking them out several times a day. With a baby on the way it seemed like a good idea to spend the money on a fence.

We found one a Craigslist for $80 and hired a couple of college boys to install it. They came yesterday and had it done in one afternoon.

For the first time ever our beagle girls were able to run free in the yard.

They loved chasing each other and rolling in the grass...and I loved how God provided this inexpensive fence just at the right time. While I knew it was possible I would end up on bedrest sometime this summer He knew how soon it would be.

I'm so thankful for a wonderful husband who has been to kind and supportive and is taking great care of me.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Comfort for the Weary and Afflicted

Psalm 91

1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Momentous Monday

Tiffany over at A Moment Cherished is now hosting
Momentous Monday, a chance for all of us to cherish everyday moments. Please check out her beautiful blog for more precious moments.

This past week I took the Teen for a much needed haircut.  Usually I cut his hair but it had gotten so long we decided to take him to a "professional".

I was sitting a few feet away watching in the mirror. She very carefully gathered up his wet hair on top and put a clip in it. In that moment he made eye contact with me in the mirror, we both smiled and had a little laugh. He looked just like Pebbles:

Only not a girl. And without red hair.

After months of tension with him, that one smile and laugh was so precious.