Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Ron has been traveling the past few weeks and this week is no different. He delayed his trip by a day to take Adam to school, to pray with him and see him off on his journey this morning.
Haiti....what to even say? As my friend put my thoughts into words...."I feel paralyzed." It's heart breaking to read what has happened to the people there....the ones who already live in total deprivation... I've cried, prayed, and have felt so helpless.
One of my sweet bloggy friends has been to Haiti and has lived with the people there. She has friends there....please go visit her here....she shares a beautiful slide show of her time in Haiti with her family and new friends. If you scroll down a bit on her blog, there are beautiful pictures. Most of her dear ones in Haiti now have been accounted for.....but..... there is one they have not heard from yet...please go and see beautiful Celissa's picture....pray for her. Renae also has a place for donations if you have not already found an organization to send your donation to.
I felt God's love and Grace on Tuesday morning....I was dragging yet determined to get Lucey and myself to the chapel for worship, prayer and fellowship with other Sisters in Christ. It's been difficult to go since Lucey has not wanted to be in the watchcare room. Last week she clung to me so tight, cried so hard and then held on to my hair as the watchcare ladies pulled her away from me. I have some great prayer warriors in my life and I quickly made some phone calls. I also put her on the prayer list. I have been needing this time and I knew Lucey was ready too. I hated to see her so sad. So, this past Tuesday morning I told Lucey that we would be going and she told me, "No play with kids....Lucey Home....Mommy home....." I told her I had a meeting and that she would be okay. We arrived at the chapel, We walked down the hallway and into the room....this time she did not cry. She took off her coat, handed it to the sweet lady in charge and picked out a puzzle. I felt God's love all over us...the love of others who were praying for us....something so small yet so important to God. I walked down the hallway and heard the sweet women singing.....a cappella.....
"How Great is our God" the powerful lyrics are here. I joined right in not having a care in the world about how bad my voice is.....not caring that tears were rolling down my face and others would see this. I felt so safe and so loved. To grieve for a nation and feeling so happy for Lucey. We prayed....we prayed for the people in Haiti.....that paralyzed feeling lifted. We need to continue to pray; pray without ceasing.
If you were able to get through this long, emotional post....thank you...
Lucey showing off one of her "chips." On a side note...Lucey is not allowed to eat in the living room....I'm not sure how she ended up here? I guess I'm not paying attention.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Last night I fed The Troops a variation of the Cobb Salad out of one of my favorite cook books, "The Healthy Kitchen" by Andrew Weil and Rosie Daley. It has 32.9 grams of protein and 10.1 grams of fiber.
Lucey had some egg, baked chicken, prunes (still needing this to regulate her constitution), avocado, and raw carrots.
Adam and Christian love salad so they were on board. Andrew was a little hesitant but was a super good sport and ate most of his meal.
I used red leaf lettuce and spinach. I added carrots, artichoke, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, and baked chicken. Simple! ...it's the dressing we loved:
Wisk together..... 3 Tbls. minced shallots, 1 tsp. honey, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 tsp. salt, 1 Tbls.balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup olive oil, and fresh ground black pepper.
Christian went out to shovel without being asked. It's was such a huge task. The other boys also took turns but we still have snow on our drive. We have had extremely cold temperatures hovering between 0-10 degrees. We are having a heat wave today at 26 degrees. on Wednesday we may get temps near 40!!! Wouldn't that be great!
Everyone is in school today!
Monday, January 4, 2010
Happy New Year!
We spent New Year's Day relaxing and sledding. Lucey loved being pulled around in her new sled made by her Papa. The boys could not wait to go down Suicide Hill. We all came home in one piece.
I made another slide show. Click play...the pictures with be swirling around and soon you will see a tab come up in the lower right corner that says "play slideshow" Click on that and you are good to go. I have some video clips that will pop up. You don't have to do anything...just wait and they will play. Enjoy.
|Make a Smilebox slideshow|
We arrived in St. Louis on the 28th-- I treated my Mom to a chick flick...we try and see a movie once in awhile and just enjoy a girls time out. Ron and Dad took the kids to watch Uncle Rob play in-line hockey. Lucey had a great time with Papa.
Lucey and D. giving each other hugs. They are just precious together.
My Dad made Mom this beautiful mantel clock. Just beautiful. I'm in awe of his talent.