Thursday, February 28, 2008

My dad

My dad recently had a heart cath because he's been having a lot of trouble breathing when he goes out running and he would cough and cough. After doing some tests they knew that his lungs weren't getting enough oxygen while we was running. Once he got up to 120 heart rate, his oxygen was out. With the heart cath, they found a hole in his heart. They said he was very lucky to not have anything happen to him all these years he's been running. He probably woud've never noticed it if he didn't run. So, he just found out yesterday from the Dr. that the hole in his heart was bigger than they thought and they are doing another surgery to fix it. We don't know when it is yet, but he's a little nervous about it. They'll go in through a vein to close the hole. It's times like these that I hate that I'm so far away from the rest of my family. After this surgery, he'll stay over night in the hospital and won't be able to go back to work for a few days. So, I'm writing all of this to ask you to pray for my dad and I'll let ya know when the surgery is taking place as soon as we find out. He's pretty bummed b/c he's in the middle of traning for the Indy Mini Marathon which he runs every year to raise money for Speed the Light. Last year I got to run it with him, it was only my second time to do it and I hate to say this, but I actually beat him this time in the last 1/4 mile. But, I really didn't enjoy it that much b/c I knew he was having trouble and I knew his breathing was not right. So, I can't brag much about it especially now that we know he has this hole in his heart. He says as soon as he gets it fixed, he's going to race me and beat me much worse than I beat him. That won't be too hard to do since I only run like 2-3 times a week! But, I just want him to get better. He loves to run and it's his outlet with all the stress he has with his job. So, please pray for him!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Where is God?

Tonight we've had trouble with Josiah's staying in his bed because it's thunderstorming. He came out and said, "The rain scared me, it's thundering. I don't want the rain to get into my room." So like we always do we explained to him that he doesn't need to be afraid and that God will protect him and he said, "Where is God?" I said, "God is everywhere." And he says, "Well, I can't see him." So I said, God is invisible." And he laughed. I told him he would see God when he gets to heaven. I love when he comes to us and wants to feel protected. I just want to hold him tight and make him feel loved and safe. That's what God wants us to do, to come to him when we're afraid and scared. He wants to hold us close and reassure us that He is there to protect us and keep us and He'll always be there no matter what. No matter what storms come our way, He's right there.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

My Date night

Yesterday Ronnie had planned a date for us. We really didn't celebrate Valentine's Day - my Valentine's Day was on Friday. We dropped the boys off at 3 pm and he took me to International mall in Tampa and said I could get two things. We had never been there, so he had printed out a list of all their stores and a map of the mall so I would know where I wanted to go. It's a huge place, so he was trying to make things easy for me. So, I picked out a dress for church from Ann Taylor LOFT on the clearance racks of course! And I'm still in the process of finding shoes to go with it! Then, we went out to eat at the Spaghetti Warehouse. It was a nice evening together - even though I felt bad that we were shopping since men don't really like to shop. Ronnie said he wanted me to feel special and he knew I'd much rather buy some clothes than for him to buy me flowers or chocolate and he is so right! And of course he was opening the doors for me to get in the van like he always used to do before we had to put kids in car seats and back then we didn't have a mini-van either! He had some options for things to do later, like go walk on the beach or go putt-putting, but it was on the chilly side, so we opted out of that! It's nice to get away and be with my hubby, but I always am glad to be back with my boys too! Thank you to my wonderful husband for planning our entire date and taking care of child care and all of it! You're so wonderful!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I love tax returns!!! There's always something that comes up that's major right around tax time - like vehicle repairs or medical bills, etc. And for us it is van repairs, but thank you Lord for tax returns to help with that! And it's always nice to get a few extra "Fun" things too!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Rotten Day

Today has been a rotten day. It all started when I couldn't go back to sleep last night after Josiah got up to go to the bathroom. I laid awake for hours and today, nothing is going right. This day just needs to end!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Everyday routines

I am a routine person, always have been. But, I also like change and new things, does that make any sense? I won't ever run the same way two days in a row, and I like going new places and learning new songs, trying new things, wearing new clothes, what girl doesn't? But I have a routine that me and the boys stick to everyday. Every week is pretty much the same. I get tired of it at times, but I'm glad I can be home with my boys. If I had a full-time job outside of the home I'd get even more bored with that. I love my stay at home job as a mommy and wouldn't trade it for the world!

Today while the boys were playing after lunch Josiah hurt his ankle and he asked Josh to kiss it and Josh did and Josiah said, "Thanks Josh, that was very nice!" How cute is that? Now, I would've missed that if I wasn't here with them!