Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Anyhow, as most of you know, Paige has been limping for about 3 1/2 weeks now. I took her to the pediatrician last Thursday and she recommended we try a few days of giving her Motrin 3 times a day to see if it was some sort of inflammation or tendonitis somewhere. Well, as of this morning she was still limping, so our next step was to get some x-rays of her whole right hip and leg. She did great and was such a big girl! We have to wait for a radiologist to read it and we should know more today or tomorrow. We will be going back to see the pediatrician tomorrow regardless. Please pray with us that it would be something simple and easy to treat. There are lots of possibilities to narrow down what it could be, which in turn makes me very nervous. Being a nurse is to my detriment in this case because I know too much! She is not complaing of pain at all, but sometimes children won't express pain even if they have a broken bone. We love her dearly and it makes me so sad to see her limp. We pray that we would know something quickly and will be able to treat it promptly.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Well, in light of the upcoming Mother's Day, I figured I would muse a little bit on just what a gift it is. I have to remind myself of the good things alot, because we most definitely have days where I'm about to pull my hair out! I love, love, love having girls. I like to dress them alike, and do their hair, and love on them like little girls should be loved on. They really do make my life better. Having them has never made my heart feel more vulnerable. I know that the Lord has ultimate control over their lives, and my job is to mother them the best way I know how. To love them dearly and to guide them to the Lord with an open hand, fighting the urge to hold on very tightly! The tears flow more easily and the laughter comes more quickly. Sometimes it's frustrating when I'm trying to get ready for work or to go somewhere and they are attached to each leg, making it very difficult. On the other hand, I realize that they long for my attention, always, and don't understand why they shouldn't be the most important people in the world! They look to ME to kiss their hurt away. They look to ME to dry their tears. They look to ME to hold their hands. They look to Me to feed their little tummies. They look to ME to laugh when their being silly. They look to ME. And fortunately I can look to the Lord to sustain me and to give them all that they need. He chose ME to love and lead these beautiful girls through His guidance. What an amazing job! A job that I continuously feel most unqualified to do! Thank goodness He is there for me to guide me with the ultimate Handbook! So, to all the special mommies out there who can relate, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!!
Monday, May 7, 2007
Who's Who? I've forgotten already how similar Paige and Annalee look at the same age. They looked just alike as newborns, but as Paige has grown her look has changed and I forget I guess. Paige was a little chubbier than Annalee though! I can't believe how fast their growing. I'm literally afraid to blink!!!!!!!
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
It was a very cute event, but the Lord again has taught me to be thankful even for the little things. Bagging groceries is what the cashier has to do all day, but my little one made her really smile and feel good about what she was doing and recognized what she did as important. Ahh, the lessons I have to learn!