Monday, February 22, 2010

We are still here!!!!

I know I haven't posted in what seems like forever, been trying to settle into a schedule and do a little spring cleaning/winter clean out before having knee surgery.
God has really been placing on my heart (more so if usual, if that can be) the need to open our hearts and homes to HIS children in need. If you would like to see some great videos, go here.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow day- Home day

Our one appointment was canceled today and we don't have to get out and try and make up piano lessons because Mr. Incredible took our van to work. (It's a little safer than a '78 Ford pickup :)) YEAH!!!!!
I ran into someone yesterday from our foster parenting days... I've been reminded of those days a lot lately. The snow reminds me of the last "real" snow we had six years ago. Mr. M was just a wee baby and he and I stayed inside while Mr. I took Mr. Z, Mr. J and I. out. It is amazing what God does.

Six years ago

February 11, 2010
I was "done" when we had Mr. J, little did I know how God would use me/us. Eight foster placements + three homegrown + and one Chinese princess = 5 beautiful blessings.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

How to Deal with Telemarketers...and Life

I was spending a few precious minutes with Mr. Incredible when the phone rang. I saw that it was a telemarketer and so I just let it ring. Unbeknownst to me, Mr. M our very literal six year old answered the phone. So anyway, I was cooking dinner and talking with Mr. I when Mr. M comes down stairs and snuggles in between us and says to me, "Somebody called for you, it was a man and they asked me to take you the phone and I told them that I couldn't, so he will call you today". Mr. M had answered our corded phone and I am so glad that he didn't try to bring me the phone. A phone jerked from the jack bouncing down the stairs is a picture that pops into my mind all too readily.

So the rest of our life that doesn't involve telemarketers is hecticly busy. I was informed today that I can live with a knee that doesn't bend all the way and doesn't straighten all the way (not fun) or I can have surgery to replace my ACL. Apparently that little fall in China not just tore my ACL, but blew it to smithereens- two frayed ends and nothing in the middle. Soooo.... trying to get surgery scheduled and figure out how all of this will work. Trying not to be depressed at the thought of NINE weekly appointments for the six weeks that I will need physical therapy three times a week!!!!! (that would be 54 appointments in a month and a half, maybe an all time record! and that's not even including the several once a month appointments that we have) It will be a two month recovery and then an additional 4 months of restricted activity. More than a bit overwhelming...

We made the choice to homeschool, but this year is filled with trying to fit school in whenever possible as quickly as we can do it, instead of enjoying the process of learning. ~sigh~

We had to have a homestudy follow up for Elizabeth's adoption. Still trying to work out how much we are going to have to pay for something that we already paid for.... What?!, your saying. Yeah, us too. I would say more, but I can't say anything nice, so I'm not saying any more.

People keep asking me to do more and I see so much need in the world around me and want to do more, but it feels like I am in the deep end of the ocean, held under by the current and only able to gasp a breath occasionally. So if you ask me to do something and I forget or I say "no", please don't be offended. I am just trying not to drown.

I can tell that God has plans for us, because the Enemy is trying so hard to get me bogged down. So at the end of each day, I give all my scheduling, appointments and failures over to HIM and rest.

Matthew 6:25-26
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

OH MY!!!!

Just got a call, the MRI is going to be almost $1000!!!! Mr. Incredible is hunting down why the family deductible, which was met, is not showing up for me!!!!! Not panicked, but just not wanting to spend that in the next 24 hrs!