I lugged myself out of bed at 6:30 this morning determined to go for a jog if it killed me. Got dressed, opened my eyes wide enough for contacts, stepped outside to see if I needed a sweatshirt, saw it was raining. SWEET! Coffee and Bible study instead. For 10 minutes alone, and then one by one, my girlies got up.
Livi has her school pictures today. She really wanted to wear the shirt she wore yesterday, so I got it out of the dirty clothes basket and smoothed out the wrinkles with my hand. Am I good mom or what? The poor darling has poison ivy. I think she got it on our family woods-hike in Cedarville a couple weeks ago. It’s mostly on her shoulders (??) but some has spread to her neck, face, and legs. (??) I made a trip to Target yesterday and loaded up on calamine, aveeno bath stuff, hydrocortisone cream. Thankfully you can’t really see it that well on her face. I’m praying it doesn’t show up in pictures.
And it’s raining today. In any kind of humidity, her hair waves and curls like mad. She opted for a ponytail and cloth headband. Except that we were turning the house upside down looking for the headband two minutes before we needed to be at the bus stop. I pleaded with God to help us find it, enlisted Gabe’s help, and 30 seconds later, he found it. Miracle, I tell ya.
Anybody want to win a free copy of Changing Your World One Diaper at a Time? There’s a website called Does Mommy Love It? that reviews baby/kid products and tells you if “Mommy” loves it, likes it, or says don’t bother. They reviewed my book (and Mommy loves it), and they’re giving away two free copies. Click here to leave a comment and enter the drawing.
There’s some talk in the comments about working moms/stay-at-home moms. A few weeks ago, I got my first e-mail from a working mom who loved the book but was disappointed that I didn’t offer more support to working moms. I e-mailed her back and told her I thought she made a good point. I have some thoughts on that, and I have a feeling there might be some more working moms out there who felt the same way. I’ll tackle that discussion sometime soon.
Anybody read US Weekly? I read this blog yesterday and found it pretty eye-opening.
And did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? Few things break my heart more than a little one battling cancer. Read this mom’s touching story about her 2-year-old daughter, and take a moment to pray for that family and all the others whose worlds have been rocked by cancer.
I meant to be in bed by 11:00 last night, but instead sat down to watch the replay of NBC’s coverage of 9/11 as it happened in 2001. It broke my heart. Someone made contact with a person inside the building and asked what was happening. “We’re ****ing dying!” And they never heard from them again. I can’t imagine the horror.
And it was so surreal to hear them say things like, “It might have been a bomb… We think now that it might have been a small plane… There’s been some kind of accident… We have reports of six people dead…” I kept thinking, “if you had any idea how bad this is going to get before it’s all over.” So much heartache, so much devastation. And I found myself getting so angry that there are people who would dare do something so inherently evil. I hate Satan, and I CANNOT WAIT for him to get crushed and destroyed forever. Praise God for the promise that that’s how it will end.
Hmmm…need to end on a happy note. It’s FRIDAY! Fridays are cool, right? Have a good one! And have an awesome weekend, girls!! Hugs and squeezes!