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God's Sense of Humor

So after I blogged yesterday, I decided to catch up on my daily devotional a little. This was this morning's email. I have to laugh because God has a sense of humor. He did hear me and he answered me with both a message from a dear friend and this devotional both saying practically the same thing. I love His perfect timing. I also encourage you to check out the Good Morning Girls. Fantastic devotionals and Bible study guides! Women Living Well
You Are Equipped For Motherhood Posted: 30 May 2012 08:24 PM PDT Today we have a guest – it’s blogging mommy of 5 – Christin!  She blogs at Joyful Motheringand is here to encourage us!
The echoing of, “Mommy, can you…”, “Mommy, may I please have…”, “Mommy, she took that away…” and “Ma Ma!” all ring in my head as 4 children all compete for my attention. The tension threatens to suffocate me and in an attempt to break out of it, I release it in a less than wise, “Everyone just stop!” Who ever thought I could handle the needs of these beautiful l…

Back to Work

This week I have this really unusual quiet moment to myself so I decided to blog a little. I am currently sitting in my office waiting for a 4-Her to arrive with her mother so we can get her on track for an exciting year beginning at the end of June. I'm so excited for this young lady to step out of her comfort zone and step up to a leadership role. I've been working on her for a year to do this because I recognized her abilities as soon as I met her and watched her among her peers. She makes what I do very gratifying.

I know you are really wondering how Kaydence is doing. Well, good and not so good. For the past 2 weeks she has been so extremely fussy starting about 3ish every afternoon. This continues for the next 6 hours. I'm not sure if she is uncomfortable, in pain, or just wound up a little. I have concluded that we have a reflux issue and we do have medication for it. As a matter of fact, we started a new med tonight. I hope it helps! She also has a little bit of a …

Another Kind of Homecoming

This blog has been an outlet for me mentally as I have dealt with quite the journey with Kaydence Grace. Today however, I have to take a moment to ponder another person who has been on my mind for a little over a week now. I didn't personally know Sgt. Wade D. Wilson. I am friends with his amazing mother, and his extraordinary sister is one of my most favorite kids to work with. She also babysits my kids and they love her. I'm sure that most of you reading this actually have seen everything about him on Facebook. If you haven't, then I have to share this amazing story.

Sgt. Wilson was killed in action on May 11, 2012, in Afghanistan. Apparently his particular unit of Marines were out when they came under attack. Some of his fellow Marines were without cover, so to protect them, he drew attention to himself, and he was mortally wounded. Because of his actions, two others are alive and recovering in a hospital as I write this. How amazing Wade was to risk, and ultimately sac…

I Know It's Been Almost a Month...

I know it's been almost a month since my last entry on this blog, but that's because the after my last post, Kaydence came home! I was waiting for MRI results to be shared with me, and that morning I received a phone call from the NP. I thought, "Oh no. This must be bad to get a phone call." I told Cynthia that I was pulling in to the parking garage and I'd be up in the nursery quickly. When I got there, she asked me if I was ready to take Kaydence home! I just felt disbelief. After 8 weeks I would finally take my baby girl home. My family would finally be together.
I called Tommy, who was also in disbelief. Thank goodness he had been transferred to a Dallas office the week before, so he was at least there in town and not in Tyler. He immediately met me at the Ronald McDonald House to clean our room and get stuff packed up. It had to be the fastest we had ever cleaned anything! Once at the hospital we had to watch the baby CPR video and get instruction from the …