Saturday, September 25, 2010

 Thoughts are swirlin' - welcome to my head.

Today is my favorite man's birthday. He is working. He so rarely works on Saturdays that I am sad for him that he has to work on this Saturday. He has a pretty good attitude about it. God knows right now that overtime is a good thing for us. We are thankful.

We are still reeling a bit from some financial changes that have taken place in the last month for us. I take care of our household finances. My head was spinning a bit when I tried to sit down and "make it all work" (ever been there??). And then God made my head spin as it pertains to His {always} faithfulness. Unexpected, need meeting, humbling, over the top faithfulness. Part of that includes a Saturday of overtime.

Tonight we get a date night. We are going to a wedding together. Dressing up + hanging out + being surrounded by romance + dancing + just us for a few hours {Good, good things}.

On Thursday I took K to a hearing specialist. After he had surgery to place ear tubes last month, he had some hearing test results that were less than acceptable. We found out Thursday afternoon that he has moderate to severe hearing loss in his left ear. He will very likely be getting fitted for a hearing aid in early November. Sometime I will have to organize and write out my thoughts on that. I am so thankful for all that can be done for our precious boy, but can I just tell you that my emotions ran such a wide range Thursday afternoon after we did all of the testing and talked over the results? Of the countless issues this young child has had to deal with in his lifetime, his hearing has always been 100% {perfect}. Now it appears that his last ear infection ruptured the ear drum and did irreversible damage to his hearing.

And God is faithful. Always.

Me and the boys played with home made playdough this morning. And then we made "slime", out of corn starch and water. Two ingredients that proved to give us so many laughs and fun times. Now there is corn starchy residue in places all over my house that I didn't even know were touched this morning. Good.times. I am about to get to cleaning like a crazy lady. After I lay a couple of boys down for a nap and do some fun home work assignments with a couple more boys.

Last Wednesday I met a really special lady {Rachel}and little man {Josiah}, who I had only previously known from her blog; In His Hands. It was amazing to finally meet, in real life, some one I have prayed for and felt such a sweet connection with for a couple of years. Our day together was fabulous! Now that our locations are so much closer together, I hope there will be many more days like this to come.

Interestingly, I have yet to meet a Rachel that I don't like.

I had a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks Thursday morning and have not been able to get it out of my head since then. I pretty much want one every day, but... you know, the whole finances thing? -Yeah, not cool. Today a facebook friend posted this DIY pumpkin spice latte recipe. Can't wait to try it!

Time is short, corn starch on my floors + furniture + kidos is aplenty, I must go.


Katarina said...

Amen, God is most definately faithful!
I had my first pumpkin spice latte this morning...LOVE those things :) Might just have to try that DIY recipe.
Have a great weekend and enjoy your date tonight.

Rach@In His Hands said...

Wendi, I had SUCH a fantastic time with you! You are everything {and more} that I knew you would be. :-) So lovely. And that family of yours is so precious and lively and fun. I love your boys!

K has been in my thoughts and prayers a lot today.

Happy Birthday to Dave! I hope you're having a wonderful time celebrating.


Alyssa said...

as always, your post is beautiful, bold, and perfect.

someday, i hope to have the faithfulness you have. your family is so blessed to have you keeping them together, sane. =)

(missed you last night, a LOT. i think we need a catch-up date soon.)

The Sneaky Mommy said...

I'll be praying for sweet K and the hearing situation. We prayed for a little guy last year in the same situation with "irreversible damage" and when they went to fit him with hearing aids, his hearing had almost completely come back--all praise to God! SO, we'll pray!
God is truly faithful and loving to provide!
Hope you had a wonderful date evening together!!! :)

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday Dave!!! Enjoy your alone time!!

Love your craftiness too! It inspires me!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

I know where you're coming from on the overtime and trying to recognize it for the blessing that it is for us financially right now!

And bless you for posting that DIY pumpkin spice recipe! I am so bookmarking that to try later...I hope it's as good as the Starbucks version!

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday to your husband. And God truly does meet our every need doesn't He!

Amanda said... to you friend. you are an example to me...and though i rarely have time to comment lately, i am reading and smiling and laughing and loving you.