Evie is adjusting remarkably well to having two casted legs! She is crawling, rolling, playing the drums on her casts, and making plaster rainbows on the walls: she rolls to the nearest wall and rubs her casts side to side... making beautiful white lines. She has endured enough that I just can't take away her joy of ruining our walls (: It should wash off. Unfortunately, she is now on her 3rd antibiotic, trying to get rid of this nasal congestion. They finally ordered a sinus x-ray yesterday to confirm that her sinuses were clogged, and they looked pretty nasty. We are hoping this 3rd try will do the job.
This has been a God filled week (JOY!) here are a few highlights...
Praising: We were driving to church the other morning listening to the radio when Chris Tomlin's song "I will follow" came on, and Lyla started singing softly "where you go i'll go....where you stay i'll stay.... when you move i'll move.... i will follow you." With eyes full of tears I was reminded that this little sassy 3 year old is soaking up Jesus here and there and I overflowed with joy.
Waiting: I am just in awe of how thankful I am that Evie's surgery was delayed and that she had the chance to learn to crawl. It is such a blessing that she is mobile, even with casts on. God knows what he's doing doesn't he? He stirs my heart with so many ideas and then says "pray. read my written word. and wait for the perfect time." I so badly needed this reminder. Next time I am mad about something being delayed I want you all to remind me of this very post! (:
Accountability: the Bible study I am doing this session is on the life of David, and this past week I was reading about accountability. When David wasn't sure about something, he asked for advice from others who could keep him accountable. I really wanted to get my heart in the right place before Bible study even started in January so I dropped my 3 most watched tv shows (that I am embarrassed to even post!). I was really convicted that I need to fill the remaining space in my brain with a good healthy dose of God's word. When I started praying about adoption and leading a Bible study, God brought 3 amazing women to mind, we'll just call them Carla, Mary, and Suzanne (: These women have dedicated their lives to honoring God with their time, resources, and healthy brain space. When I am tempted to watch the Bachelor (whoops I slipped!) I honestly think "What would ___ do?" I am so blessed to have women in my life who point me in the direction of God's everlasting love. They actually don't even know they are my people, but I soak up any time I get to spend with/email/chat with them.
Last but definitely NOT least, Brian came to Omaha last week and shot some great pics of Evie's casts (:
Love you friends! Thanks for loving us, and keeping Evie in your prayers.
we are stuck with sponge baths until these things come off...