An unexpected God gift …

Last night, after a very long and very exciting day (I’ll explain why in a later blog), I somehow got Reese into bed early. This is good because she has her hernia repair surgery tomorrow and I want her going into it as strong as possible. Sleep is so important leading up to something like this and it will be a huge part of how her little body will recover after. But, I guess her mama’s body was needing that sleep too.

Last night I laid down with Reese. We said her prayers and snuggled. And I don’t remember another thing after that. I woke up three hours later, thinking I had just dozed off. Talk about completely disorienting! I thought for sure I would never fall back to sleep. I was wrong. I slept for almost another 7 hours! WOW! With as conscientious as I am about my health, I am often amazed at how much I fail to see what my body really needs. Tomorrow will be long and stressful so I am glad that today I feel great and ready to tackle anything. And I am once again thankful for God’s hand in helping me be at at my best for Reese. As a mom, I just keep going, often times piling more on my plate than I have room for. I’m grateful that God sees this. And despite the piles of unfolded laundry and the dirty dishes in the sink, God knew it was more important to give me rest than it was to give me more time in my day to complete chores. He is awesome that way.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you receive an unexpected gift from God!!!

Pleasantly surprised …

Today was one of those days that I unexpectedly found out several things that made me quite happy. I love days like this!

Well, I hope you all had a day where you were pleasantly surprised!!!

Random coughing fits …

I was sitting on my couch reading (OK, and breathing, blinking and all the other normal functioning stuff) when SUDDENLY I was in the middle of a coughing fit. 

Um … what the heck are those all about?!?!

NOTHING and I mean NOTHING I was doing warranted that episode of gasping. Good. Lordy. And my throat still hasn’t completely recovered. I think the only sick function these unexpected fits of terror serve is to let us know just how close we can be to our untimely demise. Even when we are doing nothing! Seriously, they are messed up …

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t feel like you are choking to death!!!

Speaking your mind …

Sometimes when you tell someone how you really feel about something, it’s not met with the reaction that you had hoped for. Maybe their reaction is totally unexpected. Or maybe, it’s exactly how you thought they would react. Either way it still comes nowhere near what you had HOPED would actually happen when you shared your feelings.

Sadly, this is just how this type of thing goes down sometimes. But it should never hinder you from saying how you feel. Being honest with your feelings is important. Really, really important. And well. If someone doesn’t like how you feel, then so be it. They don’t have to. But you should never stifle your true feelings just because someone can’t handle hearing about them. Not. Ever.

Well, I hope you all had a day where you spoke your mind!!!