Monday, March 18, 2013

dandy lion delight

A few words that come to mind when trying to describe how things have been around here lately...

nuts
disaster area
stressful
insane-o
disbelief

Dan's surprise call from The Dean of Admissions at UAB Optometry School on a Sunday night
No, that was not an announcement... unfortunately.
A big mistake was made when dealing with his letters of recommendation which has turned this whole thing in a slight nightmare.
One round trip ticket to San Antonio, TX... departure: Friday
One little baby with a stomach bug, on top of a new diagnosis, and a haggard mother trying to... just trying.
This precious child has been through enough.... PLEASE!!!!?!!!
Dan working seven days a week and having to work with a couple icky people talk about crude things and use vulgar language
A home that was r.i.d.i.c.u.l.o.u.s.l.y pig-pennish. It has been out of control. 







Other words to describe these little lives over here...

clarity
gratitude
love
peace

Dan standing up to prevously mentioned people at work and asking them to not talk like that around him and that is was offensive to him. (They were respectful &I am so proud of him for standing up for what's right)
I met with the Dietician today. She is a saint. We talked for an hour and she has helped me greatly.
Heavenly Father answering little prayers, like "Please bless Jude that he will sleep while Mom has gone to see the Dietician (as he has been sick and throwing up all day) so Daddy can sleep in the other room (after a long night of work) and that he can keep his food down and get some rest..."
Starting tomorrow I am DAIRY-FREE... this is big for me. I'm doing it for my little Jude. I don't want to wean him. He will stop when he's good &ready. :)
Dan staying home from work and it ending up being a perfect blessing.
A job interview
Jude took three baths today (He loves to say "no" and wants to stay in the tub forever)

Two nights ago as I was getting Jude ready for bed, he was lying there so contently on the carpet. I was lathering his body up in a thick layer of coconut oil &he was just laughing and smiling. I said, 

"Why are you so happy? Is it because you love your mommy so much?"

He looked up at me and said, plain as day...

"Yeah"

It wasn't "no" and it wasn't any other word, it was yeah. He whole-heartedly agreed.


the big moment for me today:

I was speaking with the dietitian and she told me about the Facebook group for parents of children with EE. She told me not to be surprised if I see people on there from Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, or other states in the area because their clinic are the specialist of EE in the entire region. 

And we live 25 minutes away in little old Boiling Springs. And we ended up here and we thought it was for Dan... didn't work it. It was for Jude. Heavenly Father sees the big plan. He knew what Jude would be going through and that we needed to be here.

Overwhelmed with gratitude.

This blog post is slightly confusing, but so is life. Especially ours lately. 

Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!