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Thursday, September 27, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
I've been having great dreams about the birth of this baby too, and had so much peace about it. In my dreams it's just me, Rob and Tommy who welcome the baby into the world in our peaceful home (Yes I'm planning a home birth with this baby). Rob is a great support for me during the labor and birth, and hugs me and gives me the comfort and presence I need, just being with me as I labor. And then after the birth we get time (a day or two) together as a family to bond and really share that special moments with just each other before we open our home to visitors, even extended family.
We've got an electrical problem, several sets of lights are dimming/dim when we turn them on or severely flicker when we turn on something else in the same circuit. It just got worse than it was, and my dryer (GAS) won't even start if it's plugged into the kitchen, but if I plug it into the living room (long extension cord) it works fine!
Has anyone ever seen this before and have an idea what we are looking at?
We need someone bad, my refrigerator is now plugged into the living room via extension cord because it's on the same circuit as my laundry room and now that's not working at all. And the master bath and pool yard aren't working at all either!
Well finally got someone out this evening, the Son-In-Law of a Lady at my church. Turns out was a bad breaker, and a small electrical fire (in the electrical box) cause by a croded(sp?) line. He rigged everything where it would work tonight, and will be out Wed Morning to replace the whole box. YEH!! We've got power in our laundry room and kitchen, and master bath again! I took pictures of the bad breaker, but I don't really have time to download them to my computer tonight.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
That totally freaked me out he's never had a reaction that bad before. The homeopathic I tried first didn't work. So I sent a message to my chiro and resorted to benedryl while I waited for a call back.
When she called back he was sleeping peacefully and seemed better. She recommended a different homeopathic. I debated not getting it because we were watching the cowboy game. But decided I should get it before the store closed in an hour.
When I returned tommy was awake again and itching bad again. Only 1.5 hrs after the first dose of benedryl, and too soon for another dose. So I gave him the homeopathic and it calmed it right down IMMEDIATELY!! It worked much better than the benedryl had.
He was able to go right back to sleep and in the AM showed no signs that his ears were twice there size the night before!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I finally figured out why my mom is so careful to barely put any penut butter on the sandwiches she made us growing up. I gave tommy one of my sandwiches today, and he pulled it apart and ate it from the inside out, and had penut butter all over his hands and face, and almost in his LONG curly hair too.
Wow Mom boy were you smart! Darn I just said last week I'd never say that.
What did your mom do that you have discovered was SO SMART!
Mother of a "Special" Child
I'd like to be a mom someday
While playing with my baby doll,
I thought that job's not hard at all
I'd have a baby, maybe two,
a girl in pink...a boy in blue
Well I grew up and sure enough,
I'm now a mom and gosh it's tough
The baby that was sent to me,
was born with disabilities
At first I'm frightened through and through,
there's much to learn to care for you
This wasn't in my plans at all,
when I was young and played with dolls
Your mind and body were so weak,
you might not ever walk or speak
So much special care required,
I'm often scared and often tired
As months and years go slowly by,
I smile a lot but sometimes cry
To watch you grow and not complain,
though you endure your share of pain
Oh, how I'd hold you and I'd pray,
that you'd be healed and whole someday
But I knew that was not to be,
not physically or mentally
And so I taught you best I could,
your progress wasn't very good
But then one day I realized,
as I gazed into your loving eyes
That I had learned so much from you,
A love so unconditional,
it floods my soul and always will
I'm proud to say I gave you birth,
for you're an angel here on earth.
God Choose a mother for a "Special" child
This year nearly 100,000 women will become mothers of handicapped children. Did you ever wonder how mothers of handicapped children are chosen?
Somehow I visualize God hovering over earth selecting his instruments for propagation with great care and deliberation. As He observes, He instructs His angels to make notes in a giant ledger.
"Armstrong, Beth; son. Patron saint...give her Gerard. He's used to profanity."
"Forrest, Marjotie; daughter. Patron saint, Cecelia."
"Rutledge, Carrie; twins. Patron saint, Matthew."
Finally He passes a name to an angel and smiles, "Give her a handicapped child."
The angel is curious. "Why this one God? She's so happy."
"Exactly," smiles God, "Could I give a handicapped child to a mother who does not know laughter? That would be cruel."
"But she has patience?" asked the angel.
"I don't want her to have to much patience or she will drown in a sea of self-pity and despair. Once the shock and resentment wears off, she'll handle it."
"I watched her today. She has that feeling of self and independence that is so rare and so necessary in a mother. You see, the child I'm going to give her has his own world. She has to make her live in her world and that's not going to be easy."
"But, Lord, I don't think she even believes in you." God smiles, "No matter, I can fix that. This one is perfect - she has just enough selfishness." The angel gasps - "selfishness? is that a virtue?"
God nods. "If she can't separate herself from the child occasionally, she'll never survive. Yes, here is a woman whom I will bless with a child less perfect. She doesn't realize it yet, but she is to be envied. She will never take for granted a 'spoken word'. She will never consider a 'step' ordinary. When her child says 'Momma' for the first time, she will be present at a miracle, and will know it!"
"I will permit her to see clearly the things I see...ignorance, cruelty, prejudice....and allow her to rise above them. She will never be alone. I will be at her side every minute of every day of her life, because she is doing My work as surely as if she is here by My side".
And what about her Patron saint? asked the angel, his pen poised in mid-air.
God smiles, "A mirror will suffice."