I've kind of had a hard time posting my other stuff this week. In light of loved ones (including Nathan and Tricia Lawrenson...even though I dont' know them personally) going through such stinking hard times, my stuff is seeming pretty insignificant and trivial.
My friends the Jensens, have little 7 yr Old Luke with AML Leukemia. They are doing well, but none the less...the biggest challenge of all of thier lives.
My good friend Traci, has battled most of her 2nd trimester and now into her 3rd of pregnancy with Ulcerative Colitis. Her life and her baby's have been in serious danger. She had a MAJOR surgery to relieve her UC, but has had some pretty significant struggles with recovery from the surgery. On top of that, her dad lost a 2 year battle with Colon Cancer in December and passed away. As you can imagine, her life has been pretty intense, making it really hard to enjoy her first pregnancy (since she's been in and out of the hospital for most of it). I'm happy to report that she's turned a corner and doing much better, but still. That just sucks.
Our old friend and one of my husband's small group leaders, passed away on New Year's Eve.
Nate and Tricia Lawrenson are battling for the lives of Tricia and baby Gwyneth Rose, with every hour counting as a miracle. It makes me really really grateful for my family's health. I've been trying to pray with/over Jack each night when I'm rocking him before bed (sorry, Julie! Just heard you talking today about how your kiddos just won't do it.). He's such a love bug and I've really been savoring it this week. I have found myself being really grateful for those moments just loving on eachother. He reaches his chubby little hand up and just puts in on my cheek or my chest...just to touch me. I love that. I will always cherish that. I just cant' help but think that I don't know what the future holds for my boys. No matter what, I will enjoy and savor today, these sweet moments and memories that my boys are giving me. I keep finding myself a little teary as I pray over Jack. Promising the Lord that I trust His plan for my family, no matter what. Placing my boys in his hands and begging that he lets me keep them forever.
So...my new Eucalyptus living room color doesn't seem so important. But here it is anyway.
On a funny note...here's what i did to myself yesterday.
OOPS. I was trying to bleach stains out of my tub. Went of to start a load of wash, which got me distracted to folding a load of wash (On my new laundry room folding station :))So, I took my freshly folded towels to put away...and water was oozing into my living room! I thought OH CRAP. My toilet overflowed! No, my own stupidity, I forgot about the tub. SO, my freshly folded clean towels I had to use to mop up my mess. THEN...I carried my sopping towels to my laundry room. Where my washing machine was OOZING SUDS everywhere! WHAT THE HECK. I swear I didn't put too much soap in...AGain, in my stupidity, I stopped the machine, waited for the door to unlock (it's a front loader) and opened the door....MORE SUDS OOZING EVERYWHERE. Duh.
As if the Lord was saying..."It's high time you do some mopping, Lady!" Sheesh.
I didn't have time to take pics of the suds flooding my new laundry room.
But here's some pics of Hayden's brownie batter smile. He licked up the spoons from the spinach brownie batter without hesitation! Then he happily did the dishes too! (JK, he did spend about an hour playing in a sinkful of clean water and measuring cups though!) I just can't get enough of this kids eyelashes! They kill me. Oh and one of my peanut fresh out of my clean tub!
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