Do you ever just have one of those days?
Well…today was that here. Richard has been out of town on business since Tuesday morning–and today was our day “off” from doctor appointments. Isaac didn’t sleep last night that well, and he woke up having trouble breathing. We did breathing treatments, called the doctor and they got us in with a pulmonologist for first thing Friday morning. I thought we’d still get to skate through the day with no doctor appointment. He refused to eat all morning–no eating for him means something is really wrong. I laid him down to give his tummy a little pressure and he squealled a sad squeal:(. I knew we’d have to go in now, but it was my day for carpool so…off to carpool to get my kids and then some–and back home to figure out how to get to the doctor. With Rico Suave still in Virginia…oh me, oh my. SO…this momma began praying. I had a friend stopping by at 1:30 to visit who no longer lives here and who happened to be in town. I thought I’d call the doctor first before cancelling with my friend (mommy was going to get to hang out with a friend for once or so I thought)…the doc could see us in 45 minutes. My sweet friend Leslie got here and we visited for a bit and I apologized for having to cut our time short. I just asked her to help me get all the kids in my van…and just as we were all buckled up–I guess the Holy Spirit just rained down and she INSISTED on riding with us to the doctor. (This would make our doctor’s visit so much easier as she could sit in the van with the others…I couldn’t leave them at home because they have been all out of sorts with our craziness and want to be with mommy too!) We took off and made it there just in time for our appointment. Yet another UTI for our little man. So thankful I went in. And I’m so thankful my friend Leslie went with me to help with the other 3. She even snuck out of the parking deck in my van to treat all 3 to chocolate milkshakes from Chick-fil-a:)
Later when we got home, I was feeling a little bad my friend who I knew did not probably want to spend her afternoon in this way. I confessed that to her–and she told me that she and her husband had actually sat down this morning to pray for how she could help me today. WOW. And I woke up this morning assuming today would bring no doctor visits and we’d chill out all day!!! I thought we’d have decaf and hang out while the kids napped. And the Lord already knew and led her to pray for how she could help me!!! So thankful and humbled. I wish I had more to say–but it’s 7:30pm and I’m going to bed. Richard just got home…and although I’m still upbeat–goodness, this momma is tired! We have to be up early to go downtown (about 30 minutes away) to see the pulmonologist. I am hopeful they will help us figure out what is going on inside those lungs of his. I am just so thankful for how God provided for us today—and the kids were even so OVERJOYED to get milkshakes when their day got a little shook up. Don’t you love how God provides??
Dispite how Isaac really feels, he is still all smiles. He would scream and kick at the doctor and then I’d show him himself in the mirror and he’d LAUGH and LAUGH and wave at himself. Then he’d remember how he felt and he’d arch back and start kicking again. He had a really hard time yesterday at the PT too. Last week he was sleeping through the night and this week with these new problems…not much sleep at all. And with Rich out of town…WHEW! No post is complete without pictures—so here are some pictures of Isaac being GQ on Tuesday getting ready to go to feeding therapy. Now do you see what all the nurses and physcial therapists fight over who is going to get to work with him?!?!?!?
LAST BUT NOT LEAST!!! I have to tell you that there is THE best blueberry pie recipe in the Wiphan cookbook!!! Oh my!!! Melt in your mouth. SO NOW you know what I’m doing for therapy myself these days!!! Cooking is my OTHER “get away” “go to” and I just love having some yummy treats in our home…true COMFORT food!!! Okay…if you have not yet ordered your Wiphan cookbook–you can get an EARLY start on Christmas gifts and get one for yourself while you are at it!!! WHAT IF…oh NO–here comes an Andrea challenge—WHAT IF for Christmas EVERY gift you gave actually benefited an orphan or widow with your purchase?! Ok…anyone up for the challenge with me?? That would include orphan and widow ministries AND adoption fundraisers (like t-shirts and such!) I’m totally in…who’s with me???
TONIGHT–after all our craziness…I came home and made from the WIPHAN COOKBOOK a fruit mold that I think I may have messed up b/c my brain isn’t working and I may have gotten some measurements off;)
BUT…I caught someone in the mold—which makes me think 1) I doubt anyone would really want to eat it anyway…and 2) you might want to think twice before eating whatever we serve if you ever come to our house for dinner…
This post is all over the place…and I’m off to bed! I hope I have a really good report for tomorrow. XOXO! Andrea
P.S. Wiphan has a NEW website!!!! Go check out the new look at www.wiphan.org I have to tell you that RIGHT now is the PERFECT time for that long-sleeved white Wiphan burnout T!!! I wear mine EVERY week. It goes great with jeans, skirts and I even found a purple-ish skirt to wear with it too. You’ll need a little white undershirt to wear with it–but trust me–you’ll love it. They run a bit small though so order a size up. I normally wear small but love mine in medium. AND that’d be ANOTHER great Christmas gift!!!!