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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Yes Jesus Loves Me!

I just have to share this.......you know, most of us grew up knowing the song, "Jesus Loves Me."
However, I admit that the song never did much for me, until just a few days after my beautiful babies were born. I sat alone in the NICU (alone in our corner of the room that is, WITH the babies......dave wasn't there, and the nurses wee busy doing other things)
We had just found out that we would not be able to take the babies home. The parsonage had black mold, in the worst way. It would have possibly been fatal to take our newborn preemies into the home. So, there I sat, rocking Trevor, (all 3lbs 12 oz of him) looking at the IV they had hooked up to a vein in his head!!
I started to sing "Jesus Loves Me" and when I got to the part "little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong." I broke down. I didn't want the nurses to know at the time what was happening. So, I hid my face from the rest of the room. But Trevor and I rocked and I sang, and I prayed, and asked God to hold tight to my babies, and to continue to strengthen them and make them healthier as the days went on. And to help me to be the mom that I needed to be, and to be strong for them, no matter how hard of a time I was having at the time (and believe me, it was NOT pretty.....I think I would have totally lost it had it not been for those beautiful little beings)
Move ahead to 4 1/2 years later............Today, I was helping Trevor in the bathroom. His grown up, potty trained, Big Boy self.....
He was washing his hands, and drying them off, and he just sang out, out of the blue. "OH JESUS LOVES ME! OH JESUS LOVES ME! OH JESUS LOVES ME! THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO."
I don't think anymore needs to be said on this one........................ ;)

Monday, December 26, 2005

A New Name for Daddy???

For some reason, out of the blue, Abbey asked Dave "Dad, can I call you poop?"
All I can say to that is "I'm Rolling on the Floor Laughing."
Of course, he said "no" he'd prefer her not to. ha ha


Hey all. Sorry it's been a while. Especially, if you've been here looking for updates. ;)
Life has been extremely CRAZY. But Good.
It's the day after Christmas, and the kids are playing with all of their new toys. I've decided we already need a new cartridge for Kacey the Kinderbot!! ha ha, I'm getting tired of hearing the same thing over and over already!!
It was a good day. No, a great day. We got up (dave woke us up;) and opened presents, then went to church. I sang this morning, and while I did the trio decided they needed to be on stage too. (they are usually in the toddlers room, or this would probably happen more often;)
Anyway, while I was waiting for the song to start (we had a "newbie" running the sound) Dylan told everyone Merry Christmas, and that it was "Happy Birthday to Jesus."
Abbey came up with her new microphone (one of those cheapy echo things) and then Trevor. I noticed everyone looking really "awed" while I sang, but also noticed that it wasn't me they were looking at! ha ha
I saw out of the corner of my eye, and then was told after, that they all went over to the manger with baby Jesus, that was on the stage, and just knelt in front of it looking at the baby. Nobody touched him, or moved him, they just knelt there and looked at him. WOW. Afterward, when Wade got up to lead another song, he said "If you weren't even just a little bit touched by that, then something is wrong." Man, I'm proud of my babies!!!
We had the 'non-traditional' dinner of spaghetti and my homemade meatballs for lunch (at daddys request) and then all took a much needed nap.
The electricity went out tonight while the kids were playing with their new toys. So, we played Chutes and Ladders by candle light/flashlight and I taught the kids how to use their new walkie talkies. That was a hoot. ha ha It was a good day.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Tonight we went caroling. I invited the different churches in town to come with us. Several from the Methodist church came, and a couple of my friends from the Lutheran church came. That along with the crowd from our church, we had a really great group. It was SO much fun. We covered a lot of territory, and got really cold, but it was fun!! The Trio stuck it out for most of the trip, but started to get really tired after the Care Center. So, I called Wade to come get them, and he and Dave came and picked up them and anyone else ready to quit. The rest of us trudged on to the trailer park.
We headed back then to get some hot chocolate or coffee and some cookies and goodies. It was a great time. I don't know why they haven't invited the other churches in the past, but I'm glad we did. I will continue to do so in the future. Everyone had so much fun.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Sickies!!! And a few Funnies!!!

Well, we woke up with a houseful of sickies today. They've been getting up SO early, and then are so tired a couple of hours later. So, knowing that everyone isn't feeling that great anyway, I tried to get them to sleep in a little. No luck. But as we were laying there, getting ready to get up (me and Abbey went in and laid on the boys floor) Dylan "ralphed" all over his bed.
We got up, and I was getting him cleaned up, and getting his bedding off. The whole time, Abbey kept saying "mom" and pointing to her mouth. I kept asking her "are you going to throw up?" and she'd tell me no! So, I kept doing what I was doing. Then I asked "did it make you sick to see Dylan throw up?" and she gagged.
Well, it didn't take long, and she went into the bathroom to throw up too!! Then Dylan again. Trevor in the meantime, had the big D.
About 10:30 we took a short nap. About an hour. Dave went to the doctor, and he has a major inner ear infection. SOOOO needless to say, we cancelled Hanging of the Greens tonight. I'm really bummed. BUT there are a lot of other people that are sick, or unable to make it for some reason. So, Sunday night, we are just all going to get together at the church to decorate.
ANYWAY, you know Abbey is sick, when she doesn't even want to eat supper. All she wanted to do was lay on the couch with a blanket, and watch a movie. I had to get her robe for her, because she kept complaining that she was cold. We all just chilled for a while. I told Abbey, "I need to take your temperature because I think you might have a fever." she said "I KNOW I have a fever." LOL But, actually, she didn't! WOOHOO
Another time, Trevor was once again, sitting on the potty. Sometimes he would feel like he had to go potty, and then nothing would happen. One of those times, I went in, andhe was just sitting there,and had his hand under him (on his bottom) I said "come on honey, don't just sit there if you don't need to go." and he told me "I'm just tickling my butt!" (Rolling on the Floor Laughing)
Later, I was rubbing Abbey and Dylan's backs, while in the rocking chair watching a Christmas video. I stopped rubbing for a minute, because my hands were tired. Dylan said "rub my back." and I'd rub.............then I'dstop. This happened a couple of times. Finally, about the third time, he said to me "Jesus wants you to rub my back."
WELL, if Jesus wants me to, who am I to not do it? LOL

I rubbed them both until 7pm, and we ALL five went to bed. So, here I am typing......gonna go to bed!!