This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Remember the old party game of telephone? Everyone sits in a circle. Someone starts by whispering a sentence into the next person's ear and they do the same...and by the time it gets back to the originator...well, it's got nothing to do with the actual first sentence. But it is funny to see how stories go.

Yesterday ended with a version of "Telephone" at our house.

I called the wonderful woman who is the administrator at the extracurricular activity school the boys attend. I needed to let the school know Roo and our little carpool passenger would not be in class.

It just so happened I called her from the radiology clinic and I was stressed. Roo had complaints of abdomen pain, to the point he was bent over. The doctor at urgent care was concerned and quickly shooed us across the way to get an ultrasound and x-ray. Definite bladder infection. Possible appendicitis.

Well...apparently ultrasound and x-ray are not the "gold standard" for diagnosis, but CT scans are not done lightly on young bodies. The tests didn't show anything, but the doctor sent us home with antibiotics and admonitions to "watch him carefully." If he had any more complaints it was, "go directly to the ER." Do not pass "GO", do not...well...enough that I was still concerned.

But I digress...back to our game of "Telephone."

I emailed (instead of phoning) the results to the administrator, not wanting to bother her during the busy hours of classes. The e-mail I got back was:

Dear Julie,

I will say a little prayer that it is just the infection. Thank you for letting us know. I informed
"Roo's" teacher that he was at the hospital and I did not know any details. Unfortunately, she told the class that "Roo" was IN the hospital. I heard about this when kids came to me to ask for his address to send a card. I never thought she would divulge this to the class – much less the error that he was IN the hospital. So I sincerely apologize if you receive calls. Take care of yourselves and let us know if there is any way we can help.


We were a bit surprised at that! But at the same time it was a blessing to know that we have people all over who care about us so much. I think Roo was especially blessed to know his classmates cared about him.

My friend, who is also the mother of our little carpooler, brought me a quiche, a card and a balloon and told Roo her child was really concerned and he could call her if he wanted to later. The funny/sweet thing about this is that the two kids usually banter/bicker the whole car ride. A lot like siblings.

Oh why did I get the card & balloon and not Roo???

'Coz the alternate title to this post was--"How I Spent My 45th Birthday"

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Just a fun song the boys used to sing to me when they were little. Time does fly...

by FFH
As I look through the evening sky
I think to myself
How much He must love you and I
The Milky Way makes me look
Like a piece of dust on the road
But the Milky Way is a speck of dust
Compared to my Lord
That's how big He is
That's how big He is

And I don't know that much about astronauts
But I know that Jesus cares an awful lot
He made the stars
He made the moon
Just think of how much more
He loves you

Space may be the final frontier
For a lot of people who show no fear
They step outside and they look around
They take a sample and come back down
Have they ever found the meaning of life out there
I don't think so, no way
I don't think so

Monday, April 13, 2009

Daybook...April 13, 2009...

FOR TODAY ...April 13, 2009...

I am thankful for...My Redeemer.

I am thinking...that Lent seemed so long and went by so quickly at the same time. Alleluia! Alleluia!! He is risen indeed!!!

Outside my window...grass that needs mowed. Ugh! From winter to spring in a snap.

From the learning rooms...back to the daily routine. During Holy Week we focused on other things. Thinking ahead to how we will wrap up "the year." We are very eclectic, but I still need to document for my peace of mind.

From the kitchen...Back to healthy, more fruits, veggies--lots of stir fry this week. I'm sure there will still be chocolate available. LOL!

I am wearing...soft cottony comfies.

I am creating...I learned how to knit!! I'm just practicing every chance I get--no big "project" yet. Still making cards and jewelry too. Trying to crochet, but my arthritis/carpal tunnel is protesting. Knitting seems to be less stressful.

I am ballet and back, to ballet and back, to ballet and...well you get the picture.

I am reading...Understanding Four Views on the Lord's Supper

I am hoping...for some good news this week about something that would affect our whole summer.

I am hearing...the quiet of my home--not completely quiet, but cozy.

Around the house...maybe some paint in the living room?? I think I must be getting crazy again. At least I didn't try it during Holy Week.

One of my favorite things...YARN!!!

A few plans for the rest of the week:blood work and a mammogram.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

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