court dates and blood

By February 4, 2010 February 6th, 2010 No Comments

“since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.”

isaiah 64:4


i keep trying to think of something witty or cute to say in this blog…but i can’t. all my creative juices are being used up by motherhood. most of the time, i am trying to decipher what the heck my kids are saying to me and help them reform some of their ideas.


“you think you are brown because you like chocolate and i am white because i don’t? oh boy.”


“your head explodes when you need to go poop…um…i don’t know what to tell you.”


every day brings a new challenge and every day i am sent running to the cross, begging for help. there really isn’t a lot of fruit to see just yet, but i know it is going to be there some day!


i mean look at her. she’s actually holding that green bean like she enjoys eating it. that my friends, is progress!


january 26th was our court date…the biggest praise of all was that social services were terminated. it’s too much to explain and not really appropriate for a public blog, but i can say that we are (slowly) moving in the right direction. one thing to continue to pray about is the amount of visits we have with the girls’ biological parent. right now, it is two visits per week and we requested a decrease down to one visit per week (since we are the ones dealing with the aftermath of a visit and well, it’s not pretty). the judge should make a decision “when he gets a chance” this week or next. our next court date isn’t until may, so for now…we focus on the simple things…obey…take baths…flush the toilet. you know, just the basics. 🙂










yes, i did take pictures while addy climbed a wall and fell off. if it makes it any better, she did it over and over. she really is her mother’s daughter and if she is going to be a good climber, i am pretty sure this is the age to start practicing, right? by the way, you can be praying for addy. she had a blood test (which was horrible) that came back with a few levels too low and too high. then we had to draw more blood (which was horrible-er) to run a few more tests. as of right now, the two easiest diagnosis are:

1. her levels are a little off after having bronchitis (a typical situation).

2. she genetically inherited celiac’s disease and eating gluten free really is going to be a way of life around here. and while you might think this would be easy for me, it really gets me thinking…a gluten free baby/toddler is going to be a lot of work.


and then after all the doctors visits, she gained a cold. oh thank you doctor’s offices. so now we have snot and barking coughs. oh the joy of germs!

i should get to more important things (you know, brushing my teeth and taking a shower), so i will leave you with these pictures of a typical evening around here:





nothing like library books and homework to make an evening complete!

“and he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ therefore most gladly i will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of christ may rest upon me.”

2 corinthians 12:9

Marie Klein Burtt

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