I’m so thankful for the weekend…this week’s has been a little rough, but there have been some joys as well!
Friends Hollie and Josh welcomed their new baby boy on Monday! From what I hear the family is now at home and doing well!
Tuesday my youngest child and daughter Marissa had an episode that has been diagnosed as a seizure. It was extremely scary to say the least! She is only 5 years old, and it has never happened before. We took an ambulance to the ER, and 4 hours later, she was released without us really knowing what happened. She has already had a follow-up appointment at the pediatrician and most likely we will be seeing a neurologist as well. She has not had any other episodes since Tuesday, and we are praying that this was just a one-time thing. We do acknowledge the fact that she could have another seizure, but we are leaning on God’s everlasting arms for her health and His sovereignty over her!
Wednesday was the 4th, and although our town had fireworks, we thought it best to avoid the crowds, noise, and flashing lights from the fireworks given what happened to our daughter the day before. So, I went out, bought some chips and cheese popcorn, made some lemonade, and we had a movie night in with the kids. I even asked them if they wanted to watch the fireworks on T.V., and they said they’d rather watch the movie instead!
Thursday was errand day, out to a pedatrician appointment and then later shopping for groceries. Honestly, I find grocery shopping to be very tedious, especially when I take all the children. I shop for 2 weeks worth of food. When I get weary while shopping, I remember to praise God for the money to even buy the food. I remember when we’ve had lean times and having to pinch every penny, so I need to be thankful when our budget allows us to buy what we need and more! It also helps to leave the kiddies at home with Dad when I can!
Today, we headed out to the mall to look for sandals for 1/2 of the children. You would think I would be able to find sandals in June, but it wasn’t that easy! I did find 2 pairs at L.L. Bean, but my oldest son still needs his pair replaced and so we’ll have to look elsewhere. Of course a trip to the mall is not complete without a stop at the Lego store and the Apple Store. I held my ground though, and strongly resisted multiple attempts to get me to go into the American Girl Store!:)
Glad THIS week is over….come on weekend!