Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

9 Months and Missing Person

For those who are interested, my 9 month (stroke) update is posted at Stroke of Grace. For those who just come here to follow our parenting or homeschooling journey, I want to be sure you see this important plea.

Update: After 6 night with no sign or contact, Daniel is now home! Thank you for praying!
I would like to beg for your prayers for my friend Lisa, her son Daniel, and their whole family. Our sons have taken classes together over the years. Danny and I share a birthday. When I turn 40 at the end of this month, he will turn 16. Danny has gone missing and there is currently a search for him. I don't know other details, but God knows and sees all, from Danny's specific where-about to the brokenness of his family's hearts.
Please grab this picture and share! Maybe you know someone who will know something.
Psalm 139:7
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Our Week

We started school on Monday. For those who have been watching or wondering, test results are coming back very encouraging so far. Our kids seem to be right on, or ahead of, where they need to be. So again we are using My Father's World, this year the Exploring Countries and Cultures year.

God knew what He was doing by allowing this to be the one year all three kids would be on the same track, since our youngest is done with K and almost (another month or so) done with 1st, and our oldest is in his last year of jr. high, not starting high school for one more year yet.

Our 6-year-old is giving us an emotional workout. If you are thinking of us, please pray for Rick and me to have wisdom and for Little J. to feel calm and secure with all the changes happening in his world. We need God's direction and peace right now!

Praise: The stitches/staples our out! Now to get a little girl fully out of her cast...

Tonight we were telling our 9-year-old who Wonder Woman is. (I guess the kids were right when they said I was "old" and Rick was even "older," meaning he is "older than old" and I'm not much younger.) Rick explained that she was a warrior princess of the Amazon. She wanted to know if that meant WW was going to be a queen of shopping. :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

6 Staples in the Head

We were back in Urgent Care with our 6-year-old tonight. No, our 9-year-old isn't out of her cast yet and I have just restarted therapy, so it is a medically intensive season! In his words, "A cup went up, into the air, and down into my head!" (Edited to add his words as of the next morning, "I don't want to take a shower, because water might leak into my brain.")


Who knew a plastic tumbler could cause so much damage when tossed across the back yard? (Why was it outside or thrown across the yard in the first place? Don't ask.)

I found I can remain amazingly calm when I'm the only adult around to handle a shirt-soaking bleed, screaming 6-year-old, two hysterical siblings of said injured child, and no driver's license.

Thank you, Lord, for retaliative peace and presence of mind to take control of and properly handle a chaotic situation with wisdom and grace. And thank you, Mom, for providing fast transportation once you were called. I'm so glad you live only half a mile away! Little Bear was so glad that his Daddy was there to meet us, sit by him, and hold his hand, when we got to Urgent Care!