I'm a little late posting pictures about the snow, because these last couple days have felt like beautiful spring days. For the south snow doesn't come around very often; and even though other parts of the south have been covered in snow lately, Alabama was spared. Except for one day last week. We didn't get much, just enough to look pretty and take Foster out for a quick little peek.
Checking out the snow!
Foster loves hanging out with Daddy. Wood can make him laugh so hard! I have a feeling they are going to be so silly together:)
Last Thursday I came home to find THE cupcake out on the kitchen table-so exciting! Our little cupcake only comes out to give someone a surprise. If you see it out-you know there is a little something coming your way! Now if you know me, you know I love cupcakes and I love surprises so this little tradition is a fun one for our family. Inside the cupcake was a little note that said, "You have a surprise under the bed." I go upstairs and find a pretty wrapped box with a shirt that I had mentioned once that I liked and a card that said thanks for being a great wife and mom. Is my hubby a sweetheart or what?? I love him.
Now, unfortunately I haven't felt so sweet or great lately. Just greatly stressed. I have been completely overwhelmed with everything going on. Individually things are very manageable, but throw in housework and all that goes with it, Grad school, Work, Wood's mystery illness, a new baby. Did I say grad school?? Things get quickly overwhelming. And I hate to admit it, but I haven't had the best attitude in all this. I want so much to be wonderful and loving to my family and last week-I failed. All this stuff going on has been rather sanctifying for me though. It has definitely shown me my deep need to stay rooted in Christ's love and walk with His spirit and power to get through the everyday. Pray for me as I try to simplify my life and stay devoted to one thing. I know that is where my peace lies.
My favorite flower is tulips and Wood has given them to me on several occasions in our relationship. I got these yesterday for Valentine's Day and they are so pretty they almost look fake. I remember one time in particular that he sent me pink tulips to my dorm room in college. The note read, "Just because its Tuesday..." See what I mean? He's my favorite;)
Speaking of my hubby, the doctor from Birmingham called yesterday and said that according to his test results (done last Friday), they do see a motility disorder and the Dr. sees some other things that aren't normal, but at this time, they aren't abnormal enough to be give a firm diagnosis so he can be treated. The doctor was thinking he had a disorder called achalasia, but the results don't confirm this. Not yet anyway. So at this time we just wait and try to take care of him and get him nourished the best we can.
Can you image? Something as basic for survival as eating food and he can't do it?? PLEASE continue to lift him up in prayer that God will just touch and heal him. I know that my God can do that and he loves him more than enough, no matter what.
This is a picture of Foster's first little Valentine from a sweet little girl at church. I love her hand written note:)
And last night little Foster woke up in the night and coughed and cried, coughed and cried all. night. long. And today he repeated...I'm doing home remedies and hoping that he will start to feel better soon. If you know of anything that is good for helping baby colds-let me know. He has gotten them a couple times already and each time is terrible for him.
There are many "looks" of little Foster man. The jury is still out on who he looks like. He just looks like himself. But I'm curious...Who do you think he looks like??
In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. -Isaiah 63:9