God is Good

I had a breathing test today. As part of that test, I was on a special diet yesterday. I was drained of all energy, I had a monster headache throughout the day, and had to fast beginning at 8 PM. I prayed that I could get through the day and especially the night. I didn't know how I was going to fast all evening, when I am used to having my late-evening snacks and also used to staying up until roughly 11:30. I figured it was definitely going to be a LOOOOOOOOOOONG night.

Well, God is so good.

Thanks to my headache, I had to lay my head down. I laid on the couch about 8:15 PM to try to get it to stop thumping while the kids and Bob were playing in Alex's room. I woke up at 10:45, got ready for bed, and was back out almost immediately. Aside from waking up once during the night when my my sweet Alex was yelling for me, I slept until 5:30 :)

Had it not been for the headache, I very well WOULD have had a long evening. But the headache gave me rest, and therefore my thoughts were not on what I could not have to eat or drink.

God is in everything in our lives - from the large to the miniscule - and He was definitely with me through the night.

He deserves all our praises and that is what I want to do! So rather large or small - I will give all credit where it is due - to Him and only Him :)


I am not one to request do-overs of days. But if I could have one to do over, it would be this one and it's not even 8:30 :(

Today is Maleah's first day of first grade. The morning was supposed to go so well. Instead, Bob and I were arguing over something stupid and Maleah was pouting that she didn't like her dress, her feet hurt, her leg hurt - seemed to be complaining about everything.

Oh what I would give to take that stupid argument back.

Oh what I would give to have picked out a different outfit for her first day.

Instead, it went the way it did. Maleah pouted about her dress & feet until finally, at 7:55 (already late for work), I took her to her room and put her in shorts, a shirt and socks and running shoes. Her shirt is too big. Nothing I can do about that now. That's how she went to school. No wonderful first day of school picture showing her excitement. It was all a frustrated rush to get out the door. Then I lost my keys, so I spent the next few minutes trying to find them.

If there was one day to start over....this would be the day.

Open house went great last night. I know she'll be fine. But it breaks my heart....her first day of school. No picture. No excitement. Just fighting.

I sit here crying because it breaks my heart. I hate how this morning went and there is nothing I can do to change that.

My heart is broken for this. She should be on the day care bus heading off to school right now. I just pray that she's lost in the excitement with all the other kids and the morning frustrations will fall away for all of us.

I hope she knows how much I love her and how sorry I am that it went the way it did.


Confession #84

We went on vacation last week to Gatlinburg. My confession is that I drove outside of the state of Ohio for the first time EVER!

You may think it silly that I am 32 and have never driven outside of the state, but whenever we've gone on road trips, it was always my dad driving....and since we've been married, it's Bob. I prefer to be the navigator. I like the control of the map. But I wanted him to be able to see the beautiful mountains and creeks, rockfaces, etc. too (or doze off as he did a couple times LOL)

Next on my list is being able to say that I drove on an interstate. This was just driving from Cade's Cove back to Gatlinburg, a long and slow ride :)Interstates scare me, but I may have to give 270 a try sometime :)