Saturday, September 08, 2007

This and That

Well, Its been pretty busy around here. Rob has been working ALOT and it seems as if we are to take that next step and begin hiring employees. If we do not do this we will have to begin turning down jobs. God has blessed us so much! I find myself in awe sometimes, that we deserve nothing and yet He has given us everything!

Many of you remember the nightmare I went through about a year ago with my mother. It was quite painful and we ended it in a harsh way. Well, Wed and into Thurs I had been hearing that I should call her and reconcile. Not start a relationship again, but to simply forgive, ask forgiveness and let go. I of course fought this direction tooth and nail. "Lord you really cant want me to do that....don't you remember what she did to me?"

Then last night the phone rings and it is my mother. I was floored. She said that she thought something might be wrong because she couldn't get me off of her mind. She wasn't going to call, but decided she had to. I must say I was happy that we said our peace and laid it to rest, yet unnerved that this happened. Of course I keep thinking why was it so important for us to speak to each other so quickly? I know that Our Father in Heaven is in complete control and His way is the only way!

Around the house: we have built a very nice chicken coop and they are apparently getting the hang of it. We tried trickery and it seems to have worked. Putting eggs from the store into the laying boxes to try and get them to lay in the coop instead of hiding their eggs in our yard. I have learned that chickens are much like children, and if left to themselves will bring shame to their parents. Letting them free range and live like semi-wild chickens brought us no fruit (eggs). So now we must re-train them.

We decided that Eve was ready to potty train this past week, and she has been doing very well, especially today. Considering she has been sick and has a touch of the stomach bug, she has been getting to the toilet rather well. She will be our earliest potty trainer at the ripe young age of 27 months. The boys were all between 3 and 4 years old.

Ava had her first bite of baby food today and that was all she had because she couldn't stand it. So we will continue to solely nurse. I wanted to wean her a bit early maybe at 9 months so that I can detox before (if the Lord is willing) we conceive again. I was thinking about it last night and that is (if like all the rest) only 3 months away. Yikes, time flies! My body definitely needs a good detox and fast to get back in tune. It is so hard though when you overlap nursing and pregnancy and never seem to get a span of time in between. So I guess I will have to carve some out this time. I hate to wean her though, sigh, what to do?

Well that about wraps it up I need to get some things done around the house while the girls are napping. Have a great weekend!


rcsnickers said...

I pray you guys find great men/boys to hire on the job. Christian guys would be great, huh?

Glad you and your Mom were able to talk and forgive.

Rachel was a quick potty trainer too. She is now dry days and nights. Only an occasional accident. But much sooner than the boys (3 and 4 yo like yours). Hope her stomach flu gets better soon.


Elise said...

What a beautiful thing for the Lord to do for you! I know what you mean about feeling unnerved, but why should we? He does all things well!

Sounds like you're busy busy! Praying for some *fruit* for you soon! ;)

Tiany said...

I have enjoyed reading what you all have been up to! So glad to hear how the Lord is blessing your family! I'm also very happy you were able to speak with your mother, that's wonderful! Funny how the Lord moves isn't it :-)

Oh that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Duet 5:29