Friday, August 5, 2011


Last Saturday Ian got (super cool) glasses.

This past Tuesday Jordan got (totally awesome) braces.

This past Wednesday Ian got hooked up to his (really amazing) insulin pump.
(Just saline right now so we can practice. Tuesday he goes "live," so to speak.)

Needless to say, we've had a lot going on lately.
(But, don't we always?)
And it's all a blessing.
Ian will be able to see the board at school.
Jordan will have straight teeth.
We'll be able to maintain much tighter control on Ian's blood sugar.
(He has diabetes, in case you didn't know. Is this the part where I'm supposed to say, "But diabetes doesn't have him?" Our God is bigger. How 'bout I just say that? and Tomlin.)

Also, smack dab in the middle of all the newness, both cars needed work.
There were a lot of unexpected financial things... along with a lot of expected, but not usual, ones.
(It IS nearly the beginning of the school year.)
But, Nate was able to take care of both vehicles, keeping the costs to parts only.
(Yay for a handy hubby!)
And I learned how to pop the clutch to start a manual transmission!
(You can cheer louder now.)
I also had a surprising opportunity to earn some extra money by doing what I love to do, and meeting new and amazing friends in the process.
Once again, blessings and goodness that comes in the middle of what-the-heck-is-going-on-ness.

I sit here on the couch with an adorable ferret curled up asleep next to me.
The kids are all snug in their beds.
I'm thankful for opportunities that have come along unexpectedly.
I'm thankful for gadgets and gizmos that help with the expected and unexpectedness of life.
I'm thankful for blessing.
I'm even thankful for the what-the-heck-is-going-on-ness.

And I'm thankful for opportunities to be thankful.

I have an amazing husband and amazing kiddos.
And I have a God who sees and knows everything that's coming before it ever comes.
He provides.
He nurtures.
And He is faithful to give us opportunities to be thankful.

(And, yes. Ian still has his mullet... now with a fresh trim.
He's pretty serious about how awesome he thinks it is.)

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