so, today was kind of a "fail" type of day. Not that I am less-than-thankful for the gift of my life and those of my friends and family. Still, the past few hours+ have left me feeling a little Job-like.
1. My foot. If you're around much you've noticed that I've been sporting a large metal contraption on my foot. After the MRI (which, I've discovered, is my version of hell...endless hours of MRIs) it's evident that I have fluid and a torn tendon. Treatment? Surgery followed by "no weight on the foot for four weeks followed by two weeks in a cast and physical therapy." Uh. Have you seen my house (three flights of stairs) and my family (5 kids under 9 years). Not happening in the next 5 years or so. So, as my daughter is want to remind me, "offer it up".
2. My friend and her baby - OK. I admit this should have been first because my foot, comparably, is a silly, trivial point. My friend had her baby in September about 4 weeks early with a knot in his cord. After a month in the hospital he was released to mama and her milk and warm arms. This morning he was sent back to the ER with a 91.7 degree temp (yes, that's right, I guess little people go low when they have bad infections). Needless to say they need prayers - LOTS OF PRAYERS. Storm Heaven for little Andrew if you would...and their entire family (if I haven't mentioned, he's the youngest of 6 kids in the family).
3. Kid's Cooking at Market District. OK, I signed up because it was free. I should have known that you get what you pay for. Still, it was 10 minutes of fun with a pumpkin muffin and apples for the afternoon snack. Would I do it again? Probably not. Still, there were shining moments. Like walking into the store with my five little people:
Older man: Are they all yours?
OM: looking incredulous
Me: Same dad too...in 10 years :0)
OM: God bless you!
Me: He has! Five times! (yes, it's more than five but it's too much to explain in passing I think).
I love those interactions. I love showing my kids how much I love their dad and how much I love my big family and how NORMAL it all is!
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