May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
(2 Corinthians 13:14)
Nora and I were watching Creflo Dollar on TV this morning. He was talking about putting yourself in the position to receive the gift of God’s blessings. This baby took that literally and reached out to grab her some blessings, amen! She knows what she wants!
Besides blessings, she always wants love and attention from her big sister!
* Yes, Nora often sleeps in her clothes, yes, that’s the same outfit from yesterday.
A baff solves everything!
“Sister can hardly hold me anymore I’m getting so stinkin big!!”
“Here’s me in my pretty dress from Auntie Jo!”
I took Nora to get her second shot today all by myself. She did wonderful in the car without anyone back there to entertain her. Although I’m pretty sure her entourage of angels made themselves known!
After the shot she cried for the typical 5 minutes as she did the day before. 😢
Mommy rescued her up off of the crinkly papered table and held her close. We rocked and sang those sad tears away and then she told me all about it.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
(2 Corinthians 1:3-7)
“Looks like it’s baff time already!”
“My sweet feet were filthy with kisses!”
It was the last day of shots. All said and done, I am SO GLAD we opted to take that route. Of course I hated to see Nora cry like that, but she got extra loves and kisses. It was way better than torturing her for hours trying to get her to swallow something she obviously hates. Before she knew it we were right back home again and all was right with her world!
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28:19 NIV)
Nornor woke up sweet this morning, but gradually dwindled into a state of persistent fussiness. Her follow-up appointment to check on her ears went well. From what Dr. B could see of her ears they did not appear to be inflamed at all. We’re guessing that her fussiness is on account of her painfully swollen bottom gums. There are definitely teeth on their way through there!
Earlier this morning we made it to the mailbox before Nora started vehemently protesting. Apparently a walk was not on her itinerary and I did not get the edited version. We rushed back home just in time for baff time. She has been very interested in the bubbles lately!
“Deez are kinda neat!!!”
“Where’d all doze bubbles go??”
Our attentions were briefly drawn to a traveling box turtle that happened through the yard. He was very bold and curious, no stranger to humans.
Gavin, Greta and the cousins watched inquisitively as he devoured the strawberry and grapes we jacked from Kelly’s shelf in the refrigerator! 😮
“Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom! Thanks, Kelly!!”
It was a magnificently beautiful day today and I feel like I wasted much of it being tired and worried. My anxieties are always amplified and exacerbated by lack of sleep. I’m relieved that it is probably teething related fussiness, but the evil poison of, “What if it’s something else?” seeped in under the door and choked the joy out of my day. I just want her to be happy all the time and when she’s not, I worry. I REALLY REALLY need to refocus my trust in God and to remind myself of each and every time He’s revealed Himself through every trial we’ve ever been through. I’m praying for a little girl who just had brain surgery and then here I am fretting about teething grumbles??!!?? Really??!!?? I definitely need more sleep.
The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.
(Psalm 116:6, 7 NIV)
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Later that evening…