Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy Things

Updated to add: When we came home on Sunday, our lawn had been mowed! We assumed it was my neighbor because he was out mowing his when we were leaving on Wednesday and I had told him what happened and asked him to bring our trash can up. We've since asked him and he said no, it was some white truck with a trailer on the back. So if you did it, or know who did, please let us know! We are so thankful!!

Original post:

Lots happened while we were out of town. Lots of sad things. Lots of happy things. We were so blessed by the outpouring of love and support from everyone....from people my mawmaw and pawpaw went to high school with (they just attended his 60th high school reunion in May back in Alabama!), up to friends of mine who have (and have not) met her!! God's love was shown through. I had just read 2 Corinthians chapter 1 in my quiet time last week, and that is the scripture the pastor focused on at the graveside service. What a sweet rememberance of what a comfort God is in our time of need.

Onto happy things....Micah broke his 2nd (bottom) tooth through yesterday. That may have explained the screaming for 2 hours each night while we were out of town (sad thing!). He also started crawling!! He has been going backwards for awhile, but first thing when I plopped him down in the floor when we got to Pawpaw's house on Wednesday, he started going forward. Each day he goes further and further. Cara really has to keep the playroom cleaned up now! :).

Cara was so sweet through everything. I told her that Mawmaw was in heaven with Jesus and that we wouldn't get to see her anymore on this earth. She asked, where's Jesus? I said he's in Heaven with God. I told her lots of people were going to be sad, and that she just needed to give lots of hugs and tell them she loves them. I think she and Micah brought joyfulness to what could have been a much more depressing time. She was ALL OVER my mom, didn't want to leave her side. And Micah was just so smiley! Everyone loves that little boy.

Since we've been home, they've both slept great, which is a relief. I don't know what's wrong with me, but I've been EXHAUSTED. Like, I take a nap every day (which is not normal). Sometimes I wake up, do my quiet time, get Micah up, nurse him, then when Cara wakes up, I hand them off to Eric and he lets me sleep an extra hour. I just can't seem to get caught up. And yes, for those wondering, I took a test and it was negative. I just need some rest and relaxation time, but that's hard to do when you walk into your living room/kitchen and it's a disaster, and the last thing you do is feel like cleaning. UGH. I did get lots of laundry done today, so that was good. My mom said to focus on one thing a day this week.

Anyways, I was just going through my 'deals' email account, and man do I have a lot of free food coming! I will NOT use all the coupons I got, because I HAVE to start living and eating right, and these foods would NOT comply with that (however, I will have one of the ice cream things). Here is a list of things I've got coupons for free items, so go to their website and sign up!

Free medium sonic drink (ok, I cashed that one in last week!)
Free appetizer at Texas Roadhouse
Free Like It Creation at Cold Stone Creamery (this is calling my name!!)
Free Blizzard (with purchase of one) at Dairy Queen
Free dessert with purchase of any entree at Chilis
Free dessert with purchase of any entree at Carinos

Now I'm off to do some things that will make me happy....make photo books! CVS has a deal this week, order one (I think it's the 6 x 8 size) for $7.99 and you get $7.99 ECBs back!! :)

1 comment:

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss!
My heart cries along with you. Grandmas are hard to give up to Jesus. I miss mine so.
I am glad your children are settled back into routine.
I prayed for you~

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