Showing posts from June, 2009

Pretty Princess

Natalie is in princess mode these days. When she wears a dress, she looks at the color and asks "Which princess likes pink (green, blue, etc.), Mommy?" If I do not come up with the proper Disney princess, she gets very upset. The funny thing is, she still will not watch the movies because they all have scary (to her) parts. Yesterday I bought the girls some new jammies for the summer, and it just so happened the best priced pairs I found had princesses on them. Tonight, Natalie was in full princess mode. "Mommy, I'm a princess! I'm Sleeping Beauty because I love pink! Mommy, you are a princess too!" "I have to be the queen, Natalie." "Why?" "Because when princesses grow up, they become queens, and I'm grown up." "Oh, you can be the queen." She was then quiet for a while. "Mommy, the princess movies have mean queens. You are not a mean queen. You are a nice queen." As I was tucking her into bed,

My Little Stranger

I have been thinking about my youngest child a lot lately, perhaps because she is going to be turning one very soon. I love her to pieces. She is such a good baby, rarely fusses, and is very easygoing with all of the stuff her sister and I drag her to. She loves to screech/scream, which can get quite annoying, but she also seems very intelligent. What has struck me recently is how much of a stranger she is to me. In her little life, she spends more time with me than any other person in the world, yet I feel like I barely know her. She is so different from her sister. Natalie was a snuggler and loved to sit on my lap and read books. I felt like I knew her well at this age. I knew she loved books, carrots, cheerios, and her doggies. I am still discovering Megan in many ways. Perhaps it is because she is a more independent personality, or perhaps it is because she is not my only responsibility and Natalie is very demanding at three. I don't know, but I am so excited to discover her

Ouch and Aww

I haven't been blogging very faithfully because, well, I assume all of my blog readers are on facebook and can see my pictures there. However, I do realize that I also use this blog to chronicle our busy life, so I need to be more faithful. Natalie was injured at school on Monday. She doesn't seem too worse for the wear, but it looked pretty bad, as you can see from the pictures. It has healed up nicely since then! Megan loves black olives. She sticks her finger in the hole and pops them in her mouth one at a time. It is very cute. Natalie is becoming more and more vocal. A few days ago she was having a fit at nap time (nap is becoming a struggle and she sometimes really fights me). She woke up Megan prematurely. I was unhappy because of the grumpy baby and looming deadline. She saw my unhappiness and Megan's tears. She went to her sister, enveloped her in a hug, and said, "I'm sorry I woke you up Megan." Then she came to me and said, "Mommy, I

Update on my friend Dani

Dear Praying Family and Friends, “Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say rejoice.” Philippians 4:4 was my sermon text this morning as I started on Chapter Four in our study in Philippians. (This was my 18th message on the book thus far.) We are REJOICING for the answered prayers in Dani’s life. Amazing as it may sound, Dani called this morning just before we started our church service to say the doctors were letting her go home. The doctors put her on a strong antibiotic (co-trimoxazole) to fight the MRSA infection. Praise the Lord, the medication is working! She has improved so much the doctors thought she would recover better at home. She will remain in “isolation” at home to some degree. On Saturday morning, the doctors cut incisions in the two infected areas on her left leg, cleaned out the infection, and pumped her with antibiotics through an IV. This afternoon (Sunday) after church I went to the hospital to pick her up and found her almost back to her old ‘self’ again. The

Urgent Prayer Request

Hello readers (if I have any left after not posting for 3 weeks) I am posting a letter below from some missionaries our church supports. Please pray for their daughter Dani. She was hospitalized a few weeks ago for double pneumonia, and in that time picked up a very serious infection. Anyone who knows about MRSA knows how serious this is. Please bring Dani before the Lord. Read below for more details. This gal worked with me and my husband in the children's program our church used to have. She is a sweet young woman. The letter below is from her parents. Dear Praying Friends and Family, I need to write once again to give an update and request further prayer for Dani McLain. Dani has returned to the hospital once again and, by the time you get this email, will have already had another surgery on the other leg. Please note the details below. Dani found two small sores (hair follicles) on her left leg. They had become infected and started swelling much like the mosquito bites she