Thursday, April 4, 2013

what's on my mind

I read magazines from back to front and try to start with the horoscopes if there's a page devoted to that.

I'm addicted to Reese's peanut butter eggs, and I desperately need those bad boys off the shelves soon. 

I had just started planning a beach trip for the Gherkin and I and had just sent off his passport for renewal two days before I found out I was pregnant. God had other plans, and I'm so in love with His plans.  

I know the difference between a well and a whale.  Too bad it doesn't sound like it when I say those two words. Any speech pathologists in the house? I need one.

During my blogging hiatus, my dad had triple bypass.  He did well, is home recovering now, and the surgeon said my dad was his "poster child."  Mark that one down in the record books! Just joking, Dad.

Preston started swim lessons in March.  He did well.  Half way through the class, while Preston's kicking his way around the pool, I mouthed to the Gherkin to take a picture with my phone.  He understood it as check my phone which means there's no documentation of Preston's first swim lesson.  Daddy fail.  Nobody mention, though, that I showed up at 11:30.  Preston's class started at 11:00.  Mommy fail.  The instructor saved my hide and let us tag along with the later class.

My prayer life grew by leaps and bounds during my blogging hiatus.  I read this first and loved, loved, loved it.  It's less than $3.00. Buy it.  Trust me. My favorite line is this : praying turns normal parents into prophets who shape the destinies of their children, their grandchildren, and every generation that follows.

While I was reading Praying Circles around your Children, I saw Meredith post about her love for The Circle Maker by the same author.  I started reading that book soon after.  These books, single-handily, have changed the way I pray and hopefully for forever.


Many of you mentioned that you missed the blog during the blogging break.  I'm not sure who's paying you to say that, but that's awfully sweet of you.  Surprisingly, though, I didn't miss it.  It was a nice break, and I don't feel pressure to blog anymore like I did before.  I desire to blog because I want to or because I have something to share that I think others might benefit from --- not because I feel like it's an obligation.

My patients.  They come to see me mostly for diabetes management, but the past few weeks I've listened to patient after patient pour their sweet hearts out to me.  A man whose wife fractured her c-spine after a car wreck, a lady whose family member is battling a rare form of cancer just after giving birth to a stillborn at 9 months, a couple patients who've been rocked to their core because their spouse filed for divorce, an expecting mom who has already buried one child and is worried sick she'll lose this baby.  While I probably didn't properly handle the issue at hand and the reason they paid a copay to see me that day, I'm honored to be their practitioner, to hug their necks, to let them blow off steam, to pass them a tissue, hold their hand while they cry, and then pray for them long after they leave my office. I'm so glad they trust me enough to share candidly with me so that I can turn it over to a God I trust enough to take care of them.   I'm telling you, read.those.books.

Although Preston seems very sure about not wanting a baby brother or sister, he says with most certainly that he's ready to go to school.  It's been eye-twitching stressful for me, but I've narrowed it down to two, both of which are holding a spot for him until I make up my mind with two deposits that I could do some damage with at the Laura Mercier counter. These kids and the decisions we make for them.  So stressful, I tell ya.


Thank you for all your congrats on my previous post.  We're pretty stoked.

And did I really just use the word stoked?


Andie said...

I missed you when you were gone, but I totally understand taking a hiatus! :)

So excited for you, too!

and can you tell me more about your job- what do you do? Your job sounds rewarding and tough all at the same time!

Ben and Katie said...

The first pic quote...needed that! Thank you!
See you have to still blog because it blesses and speaks to people like me!