Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Ants Go Marching One by One...

So beginning on Friday, Emme started to run a fever- first it was just a low grade, 99.5 or so, and with the bottom molars she was working on- and the shots she got on Tuesday, this came as no surprise.  Well the weekend went on and the fever continued.  By Sunday we were up to 103 and one sad little girl.  I'll put it this way- she sat in my lap, in a rocking chair, STILL for about 30 minutes on a couple of different occasions! This busy bee was definitely not herself.  But having learned that in the past when I have called the Dr.'s office, the nurse always says, "Well we really don't get worried till a temp of 104." (Crazy, I know, but whatever!) I held out thinking she would be better soon (and continued a tylenol drip). :)

So Monday morning rolls around and Emme is still out of sorts, fever is lower, but I can't decide it is worth the trip to see Dr. G (love the man- but I don't like it when he tells me, "It's a cold...")  So I go ahead and make an appointment for Tuesday morning at 9... just in case. 

Meanwhile... Ben and I have been noticing a line of ants that have been trampsing around the kitchen here and there for a couple of weeks. A can of Raid has basically knocked them out until last night.  We noticed more of a stream, as the ants appeared to be "getting their army on."   Ben said he would call the exterminator and schedule soon.  No worries. 

So as I sat rocking Emme last night before bedtime, I was praying, "Lord, I really don't know if Emme needs this doctor's appointment. Please make it clear to me in the morning whether we should go or not."  Let me just say that if I ever doubted that God hears the tiniest of requests, it was confirmed bright and early this morning!  As I walked into the kitchen to get Emme breakfast, a swarming pile of ants begins marching across the floor and into the living room.  Seeing as how I could not sit my child on the floor without her being attacked by the little guys- we made a "bee"line for the Dr.'s office this morning, while Adams Exterminating got after the ants :)

By the way... Emme did have an ear infection.  With the antibiotic she should be back to herself in no time.  Thank you, Lord for caring about even the smallest of things.

Monday, August 30, 2010

In Hopes of Fall...

~~~My house
             Smells like pumpkin roll scentsy
                     Sounds like Enya
                             Looks like a slow rain outside the window
                                       Tastes like hot, aromatic coffee
                                                   Feels like home~~~

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Romans Reflections

Scripture speaks for itself, what does it say to you today?

Romans 8:12-17
"So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. "

Thursday, August 12, 2010

ONEderful times

Happy Birthday to You...

Happy Birthday to You...

Happy Birthday, Dear Emme...

Happy Birthday to You...

And Many More....

Love you, sweet girl!