Monday, July 11, 2011

Life Lessons

WOW! It has been forever since I’ve written anything. My summer has been hectic to say the least! One of my boys was diagnosed with scoliosis. I had horrible guilt thinking that if we had found out about this sooner, he might not have lost a kidney; he might have been spared multiple surgeries. But alas, this is how life works sometimes. Since his diagnosis, we have been traveling to Salt Lake City at least twice a week. Thankfully, my angel mother has been there every step of the way. I don’t know what I’d do without her!

Then there was the incident with my new TV – it’s now broken, probably well beyond repair.

Then Kirk Shaw with Covenant Communications sent me an extremely polite email telling me that my book was not what they’re looking for at the moment.

Then, I started having some really awesome contractions and HAD to take it easy for several days.

Three of the things listed above happened on the same day. It was NOT cool. Fortunately, I think I can find the warranty information for the tv. My manuscript is being reviewed by several other authors. When it’s done and the changes have been made, I’ll send it to a couple of different publishers.

As far as the pregnancy, I had a doctor’s appointment the next day and everything still looks good. My baby angel is still growing well and nothing is happening that shouldn’t be at this point. I’m excited to welcome my baby, but apprehensive as far as the timeline. I NEED to get through 2 more Thursdays before she can make her appearance. We would love for her to wait until at least the end of July.

With my first three pregnancies, I was leaning to the “Get this kid out of me” timeline. With my fourth, it was more like “Please just give me one more week”, week after week for six weeks. It seems with this pregnancy, I have been given the gift of seeing things on God’s timetable. Mack will join us when she’s ready. I’m not ready or willing to push her. I haven’t had a lot of the issues I’ve had with the previous pregnancies. It’s almost like God knows I can’t handle the debilitating back pain. He’s also giving my children the strength and (mostly) willingness to help out where needed.

I have discovered AGAIN that I have been blessed with the most amazing family and friends! With everything that is going on in everyone’s lives, they are still willing to lend an ear, drop what they’re doing or just make me laugh. Laughter truly IS the best medicine and can flip a totally bad day into something completely different and wonderful!

Today’s problems are just that… TODAY’s! Tomorrow, they will be yesterday’s problems. Don’t be a backwards driver. If you are looking forward, you might be able to avoid some of the problems you would definitely run into if you had been focusing in the past.