After my surgery, my sister was able to come up and help me. Hailey and Jessica put on their "nursemaid" costumes and waited on me hand and foot. It was precious. These two girls are really starting to play more together despite their age difference.
Lily got into the cupcakes! I think she even had frosting up her nose!
Jessica in her full "uniform".
And just for extra fun, Hailey woke up with a protractor stuck on her finger. Praise the Lord, Steve was actually here, or I probably would have had to take her to the doc's to get this thing off. Soap didn't work. Steve ended up getting a blade off of his recip saw and carefully cut the plastic around her finger. I still can't believe he didn't cut her finger. She was so incredibly brave, I just about had a panic attack watching. As Steve was cutting, she looked up at him and sweetly said, "Thanks for cutting this off my finger, Uncle Steve." So sweet! I think we might have a little bonding moment between the two of them.
I am still recovering. I'm kind of at a standstill with it. My stitches are healing, but the I am still having lots of pain where the spike is in my foot. I don't know if it will go away until it is taken out in several more weeks. I am able to take a shower by myself now, which is the highlight of my day. I am also able to get on the computer a bit more and putt around in my walker a smidge.
Please pray for Steve. He is under incredible stress right now with holding down his job and mine. I am praying that He will turn to the Lord and ask Him for His strength. I ask that you would pray that and anything else God lays on your heart. It has been hard on everyone.
I don't know how I would have gotten through this without an incredible support system. You know who you are and I thank from the bottom of my heart.
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at email@example.com
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball