Friday, June 3, 2011

5 on Friday

I can't believe how seriously slacking I've been in blogging my little life.  Does anyone really read this or is this just for me to publish once a year for posterity?  Just kidding.  I know I have a few faithful followers.  Thank you!

Honestly this has been a craptastic week.  It's going to be hard to think of 5 good things, I won't lie.  

Here goes nothing!

Top 5

1.  I have fallen in love with gnomes.  Go ahead and laugh!  Maybe it's my "old" age?  Is 36 old?  Nah.  I think it's because of the movie Gnomio and Juliet!  Have you seen that movie?  It's hilarious!  Here are my latest additions!  This is Marge!  I LOVE her, especially because she was 50% off!

2.  I actually went to the gym and I liked it!  I also started wearing my Body Bugg again.  

3.  Today was the last day of school!  Let the summer fun begin!

4.  Mitt Romney officially announced he's running for president!  

5.  I bought myself a new shirt.

See I told you it was a stretch to find the good.  But I KNOW there is ALWAYS good to find!  

Bottom 5 

1.  My 4 year old is still not better.  It's been 2 years since he had his pull-through surgery.  It's been a struggle with him ever since.  Our Pediatric GI doc sent him for another barrium enema.  His colon is HUGE!  She wonders now if he has something in addition to Hirschsprung's Disease.  So she sent us for blood work.  She thinks it might be Celiac Disease.  I looked at the symptoms and he has almost all of them; so we'll see what the blood work shows.

2.  I missed out on helping with Field Day because I had to take my baby in for that barrium enema.

3.  There is someone, who will remain nameless, who is making stupid, stupid choices and it's making me want to scream!  When reality finally hits them it won't be pretty.  But there are consequences for every action, good or bad.  

4.  Be ye warned...I have NO room for dramatic people in my life.  I pruned a few people off facebook this week.  I am tired of it.  I want happy people around me.  Dealing with my son is the only drama I can handle right now.  

5.  Have you gotten the sense that this week has really been hard with my son?  I just want him to get better.  No kid should know what it's like to be poked and prodded with needles and stuff.  No kid should have a belly full of scars from 3 major surgeries.  My heart is breaking this week as I have to sit on the sidelines and watch him suffer.  I hate this.  I want answers.  I want to know why he's still having problems with his GI track.  I love him so very much and it's literally breaking my heart.  

OK...enough whining.  I will end this post with a very tender moment that happened between my 4 year old and I in the bathroom at the hospital right before his test.

He was terrified.  He knew what was going to happen.  He was shaking like a leaf in a terrible wind storm.  I asked him if he wanted to say a prayer.  Usually he won't pray when we ask him to so I started saying it.  He stopped me and told me he wanted me to help him say it.  

So we hugged and prayed; I didn't care that I was kneeing on the bathroom floor.  We prayed that he would be brave and strong.  His voice quivered and we both cried.  The Spirit was so strong.  I told him to think of Jesus while he laid there during the test.  

He was amazingly brave!  I was so proud of him.  Prayer works!

I overheard him today tell his brother that Heavenly Father was with him during his test and that's why he was so brave.

I love the Lord.  I love my Savior.  I'm thankful that anyone of us can pray to Him when we are scared or lonely and He will help us.  He loves all of His children.  

Maybe this wasn't so bad a week after all. 


Patty Ann said...

Oh, what a testimony you have and are sharing with him. It is amazing what those little ones can teach us about faith and enduring. Love this today.

Karina said...

Thank you for sharing your testimony, it really touched me.

Patti said...

Thanks for sharing that tender moment. I hope you get your answers soon and you and Carter and your family can put this stage behind you.

Shafferprincess said...

How sweet! Those times in the hospital right before surgery are some of the scariest, and yet at the same time are some of the best times to bear testimony and pray. We've done that with Scottie before, and it has helped him calm down so much.

I love you, Tami! I'm one of your faithful followers and I love reading your blog. I really hope they can find something for Carter to help him get better.

Michelle said...

After reading this post I just had to go in my room and say a little prayer for Carter (and you). I can't help but tear up reading about everything he has had to go through. It seems too much. What a wonderful mom you are for him. I am so glad that the Lord answered his prayers. Love you!

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