Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Much better now. The prayers and medicine and liquid have done the trick. She is still not eating a lot but she is at least eating. She is not in pain from hunger anymore so I am very thankful. Thanks to Jenny and any others who prayed for Anna.

Why doesn't she just tell me???

It has been days since Annabelle has eaten anything substantial. I have been trying to get her to eat but she keeps choking and having to spit out her food. It has been so frustrating.

Yesterday she woke up with a headache and her legs were aching and she couldn't eat at all. I was getting so frustrated and then I asked her, "Well, does your throat hurt or something???" And sure enough, of course it did. But she went 3 days without informing me of this She was getting mighty hungry by this point.

Annabelle wanted to go to school but I got an appointment with the doc for about an hour later so I went and picked her up. Took her into the doctor and was relieved to hear that she just had a throat infection. Her throat was soar and swollen. That explains the choking on the food and having to spit it out. He said to just make sure she is drinking lots. Okay, I can do that, she has no problem drinking. I asked about the legs and head hurting and he said it is probably just that she is achy from the infection being in her system for quite a while already and to just have her rest. She is home from school today. I was going to send her but because she hadn't eaten in so long, she was very weak when she got up today. So weak she could hardly walk.

Annabelle has always had a little pop belly which I love to bits. It is now gone. She can't stand to loose a whole lot of weight as she is only 40 pounds and that is low for her age as it is. At breakfast this morning I thought that it would be a good idea to get a little food into her so I made her about 3 tablespoons of rice krispies (her favorite). She ate about 1 tablespoon worth and then she puked it all up. I asked her why she puked and she said that she choked and then it made her throw up. I felt so bad for her. All that was in her tummy was a little milk, that small amount of cereal and her medicine.

Why didn't she just tell me earlier?! She hates taking medicine. She hates it enough to say she is not sick when her fever is 40 degrees just to get out of taking Tylenol. Yes, the yummy chewable kids ones!!! Well, today for lunch she managed to get a banana into her tummy. I am so glad. She is not so achy now. And she has been drinking a lot today so I think she is on the mend. We have been praying much for her so she will be better soon. When you think about Annabelle today, please say a little pray for healing for her throat. Thanks!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Library and school

I headed to the library today with Joel which is always enjoyable. I wanted to mention to anyone who would like to check it out that there is a book sale going on. I picked up quite a few great kids books for my beauties for $3.00. Can't beat that price.

Joel got a letter today from his, soon to be kindergarten teacher. For anyone who wanted to sign their kids up to the 2009/2010 year of school they are having a special day for all the new kindergarten students coming up mid June so register soon so your kids can be a part. It is just one hour in the classroom to meet the teacher, have a snack, hear a story and play centers. I loved it with my other kids. It really gets them used to the idea of being in the school.

Okay, not feeling so well today so I am going to go and try to get rid of this headache. I don't get them very often so it makes me feel pretty bad. Hope everyone is having a marvelous day!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Faith like Potatoes

Anyone heard of it? Adam and I rented this new movie, Faith Like Potatoes last night and it was a really good one! I was pretty impressed by it. Only complaint was we had to turn on the English subtitles for some of it as the music seemed a bit loud and so the accents were hard to make out but that could be just for us. The acting was really great to the most part and the story is just awesome!

This story is based on a true story about a Scottish farmer in Zambia who relocates with his family to South Africa. They start from scratch to build up their farm. When you are done, watch the documentary. It is incredibly accurate to the man's story. This is a christian story line so when I looked at the comments from people, they either loved it or hated it. Anyone who commented who didn't seem to be christian seemed offended at the amount of God in the story. Everyone else loved it!

If you are heading down to the video store to rent a movie, think of picking this one up. It is worth the watch for sure!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A moment to spare

This week has been crazy busy!!! I had too many kids here but was watching a couple extras as their babysitter was out of town. It was okay but I was so worn out by last night that I fell asleep in the bath at about 11pm!!! God up this morning and it was a day of soccer. I think that there is not much cuter than seeing a bunch of 5-7 year olds playing soccer. They are so sweet and try so hard. Here is Joshua's team... he is next to the colourful goalie. He is doing so well and really likes his team and coach.

Annabelle proudly sporting her green timbits uniform. She is loving it even though she thought she wouldn't and she is doing really well and learning lots.
We went out last night fishing. Didn't catch anything but had a great time with family having a wiener roast and goodies by the fire. The kids always love playing in the sand and rocks. It was great. It makes me excited for the rest of summer and fall!
Adam and I just finished watching "Laugh your way to a Better Marriage" together. It was great. Very good stuff. And it was definitely great to have the comedy to break up the serious stuff!
Looks like it might be a beautiful day and the kids are begging to go to the park so I think that I better get some lunch on the go. Hope everyone is doing well. God bless!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I was reading and listening to Psalm 137 tonight and thought of this song instantly. Great song! Good thing they don't try to add the last verse into the song, that would be sad. lol

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Still on night shift

Man do I get lonely when my love works the night hours. We had a wonderful day today, Adam slept and I visited my mom and then she watched the kids so Adam and I could go out fishing together. What a treat! It was cold and rainy but I don't mind as long as we are together out there. It was nice having all that time to talk. Headed for home, cleaned up and then my mom, Aunt Josephine, her hubby, and my Uncle and Grandfather all came over for a few hours. I made cookies and coffee and we had cake and chips and visited till now. I am tired!

Tomorrow I am teaching in Sunday school. I am excited about it although I didn't have a huge amount of time to plan it. I think it will be great anyway. I am going to talk about attitude. It should be good. I think we will have good discussion. I hope!

Been really slacking on my Tupperware stuff. I have been putting in parties but not working very hard at anything.

Got signed up to a course at the college for fall and I was actually accepted! I am so happy about it! It is an office technology course and I will be doing it correspondence mostly. That way I can be with the kids when needed.

Can't believe that Joel starts school in the fall and Joshua will be in grade 2! They are growing so fast and getting more and more well behaved as time marches on. I love them so much! Tonight is Joshua's night for a sleep over with mommy and he is so excited about it. Adam is at work all night so it is prime time to have sleep overs.

Well, don't really know why I wrote this except that I am bored. Don't have much to say, I guess I am bored and a little boring! Hope everyone is having a great May long weekend, even with the rain. God bless!

Friday, May 15, 2009

A day in the life

Sometimes I wonder where the time goes, then I remember. The days pass with very little excitement most times. Very little that one could say means anything. But yet each day has more meaning than the last and each mundane task of life begins to make more and more sense. As I wake every morning to make my beautiful children a nourishing breakfast and pack them lunch, then sit down and have a cup of tea before spending the rest of the day cooking and cleaning and caring for mine, and others children till the night hours have arrived again, I think about how wonderful it is! How much a miracle every part is.

Joshua came to me tonight just to snuggle and be held by me and I thought about how blessed I am that my 7 and a half year old boy shows so much love and still receives love with open arms.

Adam is on night shift so I told Annabelle she could have a sleep over with me and she acts as if she has won the lottery, because to them, my love is the world. I can't believe it even as I am typing but it is true that I can make or break a day in their life by caring for them right or just brushing them off.

Yesterday we went to Joshua's soccer practise and I watched as Adam and Joel kicked the soccer ball around. I wished in that moment that Adam never was too busy or had other things to do than be with us. I saw Joel just light up in adoration to his father and I realized that his love is their world too.

All our children have strong faith in a God who never fails so I trust that when we do fail then they will know that they can always fall on Him who is higher than us all and find rest under His wings.

Some days aren't really fair and I feel sad and people don't always come through the way I so wish that they would so I am learning the true need to lean on God alone and to let the rest go.

I realize that though I do very little in the worlds eyes, my days are filled with great things that far surpass the greatness I could find in prestige or popularity. My days are filled with instilling the love of God into my children by my example. Adam and I are trying to take more time for us and I hope that the kids will experience a true example of Christ's love for His church through our lives together. I have been making special effort to try to plan some dates, no matter how little or big for Adam and I just to enjoy each other. It is far too easy when concentrating on kids to forget the love that made the children. It is time to get back to that but most of all, to focus on our First Love to teach us the way that love is meant to be.

Just a few rambling thoughts for the night. I miss you already Adam and you have only been gone an hour and a half. I love you.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Zippermouth Creek

Took a new buddy, co-worker, Norm out fishing yesterday. We went to Zippermouth Creek. On my first cast this baby bit my line. About 15 minutes to land, what fun!!! Took over 5 minutes for the fish to revive. What a glorious feeling holding such a majestic creature and feeling him slowly gain back his strength. I've always laughed at the idea of going out and catching and releasing but yesterday was one of my best fishing days. I went to another spot after and got into a large Dolly and a steelhead!!! Psalm 3:3 :>)