Monthly Archives: September 2011

Stress and Patience

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All I know to say is this has been a ridiculously difficult week! I was going to write yesterday about patience… then the stress set in yesterday!

The week has been long and difficult as it is… but on Tuesday I went to the grocery store, by myself, with 2 babies!! Difficult, yes, but extremely doable and they both behaved so well! I couldn’t have been more proud! Got home that evening and had bought 2 gallons of milk. I opened the refrigerator to get something and one gallon came flying out and exploded all over the kitchen! I was so upset! Got it all cleaned up and then hollered for Aaron to come pull the refrigerator out cause the milk had poured all under there! Got that all straightened out. Took us about 20 minutes! Well, I opened it again and the OTHER gallon came flying out and exploded!!!! I was like “What in the World?!” This time it went all over the dining room!!! All I could think was, “Is God trying to teach us patience?!” Jude was screaming, he had a gas bubble, Eliza was finished eating her snack and wanted to get down so she wasn’t too pleased either. Aaron helped me clean it all up and he picked up the baby. I went to go get the gas meds, came to where Aaron and the baby were and in an attempt to get the baby positioned correctly he knocked the medicine out of my hand and it went flying and spilled EVERYWHERE! what the heck?!?!?! Aaron had had it and went outside for a bit! LOL! I thought to myself, “Well, I KNOW I have not asked for patience!!” But it appeared that the Lord was trying to give it to us anyway!

Hebrews 10:36

For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised.

James 1:3

Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience.

Well, yesterday it got better and better. I was delivering dinner to close friends of ours who had undergone a procedure when Aaron called me saying we needed to take Eliza to the ER, she had fallen and hit her forehead on a book case. To say the least, I was terrified of what I was going to see when I got home! She had about a 1 inch gash above her left eyebrow. I had called GiGi and Pop Pop to come get the baby and they met me there and Aaron and I hauled booty to the ER. Thank the Lord we didn’t have to wait too long at all. We had gotten there about 6 and were out of there by 8:30. 5 stitches in her tiny little forehead. You talk about one sad mommy and daddy. We had to hold her down while she screamed and got stitched. It was so difficult… but all I could think is that she is in God’s hands… which is the best place she can be.

Isaiah 49:15-16

15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
   and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
   I will not forget you!
16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
   your walls are ever before me.

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Vacation & Storms… Oh my!!!

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I know it’s been quite a while since I posted, but we went on a fabulous vacation to go visit my family in Alabama. We left a day earlier than planned in an attempt to miss all the hurricane traffic. Hurricane Irene was heading right for us and had we left the day we had originally planned then we probably would have been stuck in evacuation traffic! We were hit directly by the storm and personally had some damage, but it could have been much, much worse! As many of you know, we live in a loft apartment in our barn. However, since we had babies, my husband added on a couple of rooms as well as a laundry room to the downstairs area. We got about 8-10 inches of water in our down stairs area. All I know to say is thank the Lord for family! Aaron’s family jumped right in when we needed them! During the eye of the storm and ripped up the carpet, emptied the rooms, dried out our belongings etc. I don’t know what we would have done without them! We would have certainly been in a mess coming home to that!

On a lighter note, we had a wonderful visit with my family! I wish so much that we all lived closer to one another! A couple of highlights of our trip included Possum Day and a trip to the Birmingham Zoo! Yes… Cullman has a Possum Day! And if I can remember correctly, if the possum came out and felt a breeze, fall is coming early! If he didn’t, it was going to be so many week later. Well, thank the Lord the Possum felt a breeze! HA HA! To make the story more interesting, the week of Possum Day, the possum died! How awful is that??? They had to call in the back ups… Possum from the zoo! Anyways, we went as my dad’s band was playing for the event. We had such a great time!

We took the babies, Eliza, Jude and Camp to the zoo on Wednesday. It was SO much fun. Jude was a bit tiny to realize what was going on, but Eliza and Camp were intrigued by all the animals! It was extremely hot, but they had a little water area for the kids. Camp and Eliza had a blast!!! I posted a few of the pictures here!

The week went by way too fast, but it was so much fun! Now, back to the grind at home!

Lenee’