Monday, December 17, 2012

A scare and some more blessings

The littl-ist little sat down and hard and came up gushing blood out of his mouth yesterday. One trip to the ER later and he is home with a fat lip. I would rather that have happened though than not come home at all. My heart is bleeding for those kids at Sandy Hook and those in China. I also feel for the teachers, survivors, first responders, police, hospital workers, all those that witnessed the aftermath will never be the same. NEVER. Now onto my list of blessings 21. Great medical care in our area. We went to st. Marys in KC...they do great work there. 22. The benefits for foster kids is amazing. The health care people always are so understanding and willing to see our kids in a timely manner and they get great care wherever we go. 23. Unexpected picture and videos of our treasures in Eastern Europe. We got to see one of them talking that was a joyous occasion. 24. Christmas parties: This one ended in blood but made me closer to my little and to see him still smiling even though its got to hurt...makes me have hope for the world yet. 25. Another chance for snow...Well have that white Christmas yet. 26. A school where God is still welcome. 27. A new baby bed for the littl-ist little. We got a good deal and it is gonna be so nice once we get it together. 28. A husband willing to clean house when he is just as tired as I am. 29. Christmas gift exchange at school. Its just a little gift of love. 30. Supportive parents...have I said that one before if not they are very supportive and that is wonderful.

Monday, December 10, 2012

15 days til christmas


For some reason Chet is all Bah humbug this year. He is a procrastinator and he hasn't wanted to think about Christmas shopping yet.  Seriously. That is what I am dealing with. I keep telling myself it will be ok we can get it all done...but i used to be done long before this and he just doesn't shop till right before Christmas...Annoying...next year Im gonna do my shopping in the summer.  That's my plan and I'm sticking to it. I was at the Christian book store and I really wanted one of these for the littles. But it was 30.00 and that was on sale. So hmmm. what to do what to do?
To tell you the truth I am kinda bah humbugging too.  Our Christmas plans changed through no fault of our own...half the family wont even be there and that is really bumming me out. The eldest little doesn't do goodbyes well and we are already regretting the short time span with the fam and the goodbye crying we know is going to happen. It is hard when you don't have a go with the flow kid. WE are late getting our tree up we are late getting everything up I just feel like I'm always 12 steps behind...And I am grieving for other people's children that went to be with Jesus recently. Pray that I can get with it and prepare the littles for the changes and PRAY for those families going into Christmas without their Littles this year...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Count your blessings

11. Pandora online radio station: They play lullabys for my kids to go to sleep everynight and we have tailored it so its mostly hymns they here...Such a blessing to praise God while waiting for the littles to go to sleep.
12. Nieces: I have 2 great ones...Though I cant pin them down as to when I can visit them I still love them :)
13. I am thankful that I walk to work everyday. Saves money and keeps me healthy...gives me time to Clear my head for the day.
14. My minivan. It is perfect for the family God has been sending us.
15. I work where my kids go to school.
16. Christmas - Its my favorite time of the year.
17. Thrift shops  - that is where I get all my clothes and most of the kids clothes. I shop in a part of town where the yuppies live and we get really cute stuff for cheap.
18. The chance of snow in the forecast. I really want a white Christmas. And since I walk to work I like to walk in it.
19. I still have 2 living Grandparents...love you Papa and Grandma!!
20. Blind kids....they are my passion..just like any other kid!