Sunday, February 26, 2012

More Sickness

OK...I'm so ready for "winter" to be done with.  It has been a fairly mild winter temperature wise, but this has been the worse winter for the Greenwood Family as far as sickness is concerned.  There has been someone in the family that has had a cold since the beginning of January..and most recently Josiah had a bout with pneumonia.  As much as I wipe things down, wash hands and have gotten the kids not to put toys or fingers in their mouths, I would think that we wouldn't have been as sick as we have been.  I guess Mommy can't control everything.   This has definitely been a time of learning for me.  The first lesson learned is pretty obvious...I can't control everything. Smile  Even though I have come A LONG way in my walk with God in this area, it is easy for me to slip back in the habit of trying to control things.  Over the last several weeks, I have had to depend on Him for many things...strength and energy to care for sick kiddos after not getting much sleep;  strength and energy to care for kiddos when I haven't felt well; patience, patience and more patience with kiddos and a mommy who have cabin fever; and encouragement when it would be so easy to get down.  I share all those things to say that God is good, and He has met me right where I needed Him to.  Another thing I re-learned, is being thankful for our kiddos.  I know I sometimes take them for granted.  Last week after Josiah was diagnosed with pneumonia, I slipped into a small pity-party, but God got my attention rather quickly.  He reminded me that I should be thankful that I have kiddos who can get sick and that we have a pediatrician to take them to.  Some reading this might be thinking, "Has she lost her mind?"  or "Maybe she needs to go take a nap because her brain obviously isn't working right."  But let me explain...I am thankful that God has blessed us with three wonderful children.  We have quite a few friends that we know who are trying to get pregnant and are having a difficult time. So when God told me that I need to be thankful that I have kids who can get sick, I totally got it and my attitude changed from having a pity party to being thankful for sick kids and all.  Thank You, God, for reminding me what is important in life and for the privilege of these three wonderful children.    

 Even in the midst of all this craziness, we have had LOTS of fun hanging out as a family.  We have laughed quite a bit.  Chris and I were just talking the other day how this season has brought us closer together.  I do want to give a BIG shout out to the hubs because he has been super wonderful...even surprised me with a little shopping trip yesterday since I had been in the house so much and carrying a lot of the weight with caring for the kiddos.  He truly is a gift from God, and I'm so thankful for him!

 Well, I guess it is time to wrap it up.  Please continue to pray that the Greenwood Family is done with sickness for awhile.  If we aren't, then pray that we depend on God for strength and energy to get through another round.

 PS--I almost forgot....Kyrie is now rolling from her back to her stomach!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012

Well, last night we celebrated our 2nd Annual Valentine Tradition...still trying to come up with a fun name, but nothing has come to me yet.  Hmmmm...still nothing. Frown

Last year we had so much fun getting all dressed up in our fancy clothes and taking the kids out, we decided to do it again this year.  Josiah and Chris went to run an errand yesterday afternoon and came back with a rose for each of the girls.  Chris gave Sophie and Kyrie their roses and Josiah gave me my rose.  Then the girls headed upstairs to get all dolled up while the boys put on their suits.  After we were all dressed, the boys came to our bedroom door and knocked to ask us out on a date.  Josiah took Kyrie and me to IHOP for dinner...he was super sweet trying to open the doors for us...trying to be a gentleman. Smile  Chris took Sophie to Wendy's...she let him know she wanted a cheeseburger from show her how she should be treated as a lady.  I really enjoy our is a great opportunity to show them how they should treat others and how they should be treated.  Well, that is all for now.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day...however you decided to celebrate.