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Monday, January 16, 2012

Glimmers…and IRONY…

Life around the Nelson house has been somewhat crazy. Some might say we’ve been in survival mode around here. We are still trying to find our stride as a family of  6. Heck! We were still trying to find our stride as a family of 5!Winking smile Sleep… true sleep… is a long lost dream at this point and smashing my face into my pillow around the “late night” hour of 8:00 p.m. is an event I look forward to daily with great anticipation. I generally feel like I am working towards achieving some sort of record/ award for the “most laundry done in a day,”and elastic waist pants and burp rags are wardrobe staples.  However… yes, there is a… “however”… through the fog of fatigue and as I peer over the Mt. Everest of clothes in my living room, 8 weeks after giving birth, I am starting to see glimmers… glimmers of “normalcy” (if there is such a thing.) And that’s a good thing.

Like moments to bake cookies from scratch…

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Here's the recipe.... yummo!

 

And just the other day Anna said to me…. “Mommy, your hair looks soooo…….. brushed!”  She has obviously noticed the days when it has not looked sooo…. well…. “brushed”. So I’d say it’s a sign we are headed in the right direction. Right?

We have had moments of …

WAIT….. STOP…..

Here’s a little irony for you…. (cue sounds of a record player screeching to a halt…)

Literally, as I was writing this post above, sitting in the backyard, baby in my arms, laptop and ice cold diet coke set up before me, kids playing and Josh working on our new storage shed… 

THIS happened…

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yep! Josh is putting together a storage shed to help contain some of our outside toy madness.This said shed has sheet metal pieces and they were up on a work table and Micah, being just that height, walked a little too close and… sliced his head open! Just a little slice… but still…  not cool. So after a grab the kids, call grandma, make sure you have the insurance card, blood pouring down your child’s face kind-of-moment we ended up at the emergency room to finish off our 3 day weekend with a bang!

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What was I saying about “normalcy?”HA! Just gotta laugh….. really, that’s all I can do…just when I see the crazy train begin to slow down… it revs up the engine. It’s pretty ironic. So we laugh… and then say THANK YOU…

Thank you Lord, that in a very “un-normal,” crazy, out-of-control world… YOU are constant! Thank you that you have us all in YOUR faithful hands. Thank you Jesus, that our Micah was not more severely hurt. Thank you for access to good doctors and medical care for our family. Thank you for jelly beans and iphones that allowed our baby boy some comfort and mommy and daddy some control in the chaos of a very crowded ER. Thank you for parents that live close by and are able to be to our assistance in minutes. Thank you today was an extended weekend and I wasn’t home with all 4 kids alone. Thank you for a husband who is calm, strong and quick. Thank you that Leah was so peaceful and willing to just sleep so that we could tend to Micah. Thank you that Micah was such a trooper and so still and calm for the doctor. Thank you Lord. Your hand is in our chaos. Great is your faithfulness.

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Shots of life… lately… not in the ER…

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