• 30Nov
    Categories: Single Parenting Comments Off on Sleeping while children play

    [copied from the Caring Bridge site]

    Tired again. Guess I should get used to it. I keep thinking it will be nice to get rid of this ball on the front of me and to get to the point where I can sleep normally, but then I guess we will have the issue of whether or not the baby wants to sleep. I did get a bit of a nap this afternoon. I vaguely remember Abigail and Josiah coming in to my room and taking Payden downstairs (his nap didn’t coinside with everyone else’s so he was just roaming around on the floor while I napped on the bed). When I did get up, I found out that almost all of them were up, the living room was a mess, there was some liquid (probably bottle) all over and around Payden-luckily he was confined to the bouncer chair thing we have-, and Grandma had just finished grouching at them for having ripped up one of her favorite magazines. Ooops Mommy. Oh well, I got some sleep.

    If I don’t get enough sleep then depression sets in and it’s a bit harder to operate through out the day, but God is still helping. Family shows up, I get a phone call, the mail is a great pick me up here lately (I’m not getting any bills-rather I’m getting all kinds of cards, letters, and notes of encouragement that help to keep me going) and the kids love to help open everything. Their favorite thing is to rip it open and see if we got any “dollars” . . something they figured out this past year during birthdays. =) Cracks me up almost every time. Sooner or later they will figure out that most mail is people wanting to take your dollars not people giving you dollars. Oh, it’s great to be a kid and to see things so simply, with no worries or responsibilities.

  • 26Nov
    Categories: Single Parenting Comments Off on Once again the Lord provided

    [copied from the Caring Bridge site]

    Was exhausted when I woke up this morning, so despite the fact that I got lots of sleep apparently it wasn’t very restful sleep. However, once again the Lord provided. We got two boxes today with some gifts for the kids and a few pick-me-ups for me. That gave the kids plenty to distract them so that I was able to get some rest. And then another friend popped in with some supper, so I didn’t even have the added responsibility of making supper. It was wonderful. Tomorrow looks to be another busy day and I’ve really got to do some serious school work tomorrow (or at least the kids do). It also sounds like my babies are having a rough time sleeping tonight, which means I could have a long night. thanks to all for your prayers and your encouragement. Couldn’t do it without you.

  • 20Nov
    Categories: Family Updates Comments Off on Looking for a van

    Just a quick note to let you all know that we are in the process of looking for a van that will fit all of the kids comfortably without me having to kill myself trying to buckle seat belts. We found one in NC, are having someone look at it mechanically, and are making a few inquiries. We are also looking for one in MI and hope to hear something about that within the next couple of days. The one in NC looks perfect, but vehicles tend to hide their imperfections. They are also asking quite a bit of money. . . at least more than I’ve ever paid for a vehicle. Due to all the gifts from friends and family I think that we can swing the purchase. Thanks once again to all who have helped us.