Strangely Silent

Wednesday

The morning is extraordinarily quiet. Even the sun is away. The hum of the oxygen concentrator and washing machine occupy the background with sound waves of Steven Curtis Chapman laced throughout. Nora got kisses from Daddy as he said goodbye before leaving for work early this morning. Shortly after we saw the big kids off on the school bus it was time to take Our Kelly to the airport. She’s going to be away for a week visiting her Mom in Florida. Now here we are — just Nora and I and it’s kinda lonely! It’s been a little bit of an adjustment not having the big kids here throughout the days. Even if Kelly is downstairs doing her own thing, just knowing she’s there is so comforting to me! Yes, it’s nice to have the extra set of hands to help out when needed, but beyond that I really truly enjoy her company! I marvel at what an answer to prayer she has been for us, and I hope she feels the same! She blends right in with all the silliness around here and is awesomely efficient when she’s on kid duty! We all love her!!! And now miss her!!! πŸ˜” The kids and I are going to have to make one of those construction paper chain link things to count down the days until her return! Heh heh!

“Mmmehhhh!!!”
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Morning baffs set the tone for a nice, relaxing long afternoon nap!
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While Norns was asleep I went to the pantry and then the refrigerator to look for something to snack on. I wished we had some fresh fruit in the house beside the 2 blackened bananas. Seriously and quite literally not 5 – 10 minutes later there was a mysterious knock at the front door. I was nervous about answering it lest I ended up swindled into buying magazines and encyclopedias. My curiosity got the best of me and I opened the door. It was a delivery for ME from Edible Arrangements! A bouquet of fresh fruit!!! From my hubzbind!!!
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Um… wow!!! That was really easy and awesome!! I should’ve taken a picture of the whole thing, but I immediately opened it and munched it up. It was really quite pretty, and sweet and thoughtful and intuitive of my dear sweet hubzbind! Now I kinda wish I would’ve wished for everything else on my grocery list to suddenly show up at the front door too!

Before too long, this girl woke up from her little nappies!
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We attempted to go swimming up the street at Kittykins’ house (the swimming cat!), but again Nora was vehemently opposed to the idea.

“What da heckza matter wit deez peoples???? Datz not baff waters!!!”
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I spent the remainder of the evening with my big guy at drum lessons and then out to dinner afterward. It’s nice to spend one on one time with each of the kids. Gavin and I had a nice conversation about things and then marveled at the beautiful cloud formations conspiring with the setting sun.
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While we were away William texted us the picture below of Nora. He said she’d been disgruntled and fussing until she got a glimpse of Greta’s doll sitting in her Bumbo.

“Excuse me… Um… Scyooz me………… I think you’re in my seat, girl.”
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That doll got the stare down for like 5 minutes straight!!

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
(Galatians 5:22-23)

3 thoughts on “Strangely Silent

  1. Love you and Miss you Norns. So sorry “that girl” was in your seat. Gosh, what was she thinking. She better watch out!! πŸ˜‰ You look awesome little girl!! xoxoxoxoxo sent from far away!!

  2. SO SWEET OF WILLIAM TO SEND YOU THE FRUIT ARRANGEMENT. JUST WHEN YOU WANTED SOME FRUIT!!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW BIG NORA IS GETTING. THAT IS SO FUNNY THAT NORA GAVE THAT DOLL A STARE DOWN. SHE WAS PROBABLY WONDERING WHY DON’T YOU TALK TO ME? SHE IS GETTING A LOT OF HAIR, LOVE THE WAY IT CURLS. LOVE YOU ALL.

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