It is 11:55pm.
I should be fast asleep.
But I am determined that I am going to have that hot cup of tea that just finished reheating and the apple turnover that I couldn't resist at the store today.
So why am I blogging, you may ask.
Because this is a moment I want to remember. This is real life. Not that the other moments aren't, they are just the happy-my-life-is-like-this moments that you want to share with the whole blogworld. And this, here, is an unedited, what-you-see-is-what-you-get-moment. (i am sparing you a photo) There's nothing real "finer" about this neiner right now!
I just had to give Drew a tepid bath-which did not go over so well-as his spiked fever awoke him.
John is gone till tomorrow and I am in the middle of decluttering what feels like my whole house, seeing that there is only a small corner on my dining-room table for my elbow right now. I am hosting the ladies Bible fellowship at our house this Thursday. Oh. And I've been potty training Jack. One pee in the potty (YAY), one on the floor, one in the Indian Ocean (he was sitting on his toy earth) and many, many in the whitey tidey's.
So life as you like it, good and bad, ups and downs, is still filled with people that you love, decisions that will make an impact, and ordinary days that are molding our little ones into the one he or she will become. I am so thankful that I am not in this alone. That "His faithfulness is new every morning." That I can know that "His grace is sufficient" and I can always move forward. Many have been my failings and much has been His grace. And even though sickness changes the normalcy of life, it always brings with it extra tenderness and sweetness. Something I always welcome. I think Drew summed it up well tonight as the washcloth cooled his forehead: "Mommy, I don't EVER want to give you away!!!"
Whew! Some days, I wonder!
And, if I might add, I really want my husband back. There is just something missing around here in his departure. I am so SO thankful he is part of my team. Oh, and honey, the kitchen sink is backing up reeeally bad. I almost called a plumber.
OK. Enough gabbing. I'm going to enjoy my cuppa english breakfast (after I re-reheat it) and that phylo apple turnover that's calling my name.