Friday, August 21, 2009

Musings on a hectic life

This week has been a doozy. Rick has had two days of call (i.e. two 30-hour work days), and no days off. Brandt and Khyah have been sick with colds (i.e. uber-crabby in Brandt's case, and waking up every 2 hours in Khyah's), so we haven't been able to get out and do much. Then, to add to the chaos, I received a mountain-load of work (i.e. a HUGE blessing, but blessings aren't always easy, are they?).

And while I have been so sorely tempted to go hide in the bathroom and cry (or scream at the top of my lungs) more than once, all my wanna-be complaints were put into perspective when the 14-month old son of a family from church was scalded in the bathtub this week (3rd degree burns over 60% of his body), and shipped off to a distant hospital to undergo several surgeries over the course of the next few months.

Suddenly all my "overwhelming" challenges didn't seem quite as hard as I thought they were. So in that light, I wanted to give my top ten things I love about my life this week.

10. Brandt singing "slippery fish" whenever he hears the word "fish."


9. Sugar-free fudgsicles.

8. Khyah-smiles. She's a little charmer.


7. Boys dancing to music in the living room.
6. London and Brandt showing me how they can dive off the diving board (i.e. couch) and do flips and twists just like they saw on TV.
5. London finding a large strawberry, and telling me to hurry and get the camera (he knows that pictures of him eating strawberries are worth something!).


4. Khyah getting a clean bill of health at her well-check this week. (And being told that she is an "exceptionally well-proportioned baby").
3. Daddy leading the kids in a silly face-making contest.
2. Big hugs from my boys and London telling me: "You're the best mama."
1. Rick surprising us at the pool (even though we had left specifically so he could get some sleep).

Not a bad life.

5 comments:

Melanie said...

Awwww... :) great reminders!

Mike said...

I think my kids are going to have a new favorite song with slippery fish.

Smile.

Jorgensen Family Blog said...

Being a Mom is really hard work! But the most awesome too, especially when your kids tell you, that they LOVE you :)

Victoria Dixon said...

Don't knock your own tough times, though. Give yourself credit! But my prayers are with the 14-month old. :( I hope everything improves - even those things which are already great. Don't you love Mommy hood?

Aisyah Putri Setiawan said...


Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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