Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Monday, August 10, 2020
Hannah had a tooth break Sunday. It has a piece that is still attached but unstable. We keep a few dental repair kits in our home/auto/hiking/camping first aid supply kits, so we patched it with that until she can see our dentist. She was in some pain until we patched it. She has no pain currently, and we hope to keep it that way. We are home and trying to get her seen today but CoVid. Sigh. Please pray we can get her tooth fixed asap, and that we can keep it from causing her pain until then.
Update: We have an appointment at 4:30 today.
Update #2: The dentist liked the temporary filling we put in Hannah's tooth. She is going to need a root canal, and then they will fill the tooth. I was upset that her adult tooth is so damaged, but God sent some perspective through a good friend who is battling an insurance company for her special need child's necessary tanks of oxygen. Hannah is blessed it's such a minor thing and so easily repaired. She has not had any pain since we filled it.
Clint's and my time away over the weekend was interrupted, but that's OK. Life happens, and when it does, we tend to roll with it. I honestly do not care where I am as long as I am with Clint. He says he feels the same about me.
We had someone beg us to meet them for a farm sale on Friday. It was the only time they could come since they had to travel all the way from New York. They asked nicely, so we obliged them.
We are usually within an hour or two from home, so it wasn't a big deal. It had to have been God's timing that we were home for the farm sale...
Thankfully we were present when Emily had a caustic chemical squirt in her eye from a malfunctioning pump dispenser causing instant and terrible pain and a lot of worry. I am afraid our first aid treatment looked a lot like waterboarding, but we got her eye rinsed out very well. We kept her laughing through it too. We had her lying in the tub so we could pour bottled water into her eye within 15 seconds of the accident. God gave me a fast reaction time, and it has certainly been a strong asset with our large family and the events we've gone through. He designed me specifically to be a mother to this large, happy, fun loving, and crazy family.
Caleb went to the store and purchased Emily Visine to help soothe her injured eye. I love how our family is automatically "all hands on deck" during an emergency to help one another any way we can. Most of the time, I do not need to ask for a wet washcloth for a sick family member or a bag of ice for a bump or bruise or whatever...the family just goes into action while Clint and I assess the situation. Emily had some scary moments especially when the pain was great and she could not see. Praise the Lord, her eye is right as rain today.
Emily said she knew we'd fix it if she could just figure out how to get to us. Since walking blind didn't work well, she cried out to us until we heard and went to her. That's was a good reminder to look to my Heavenly Father with that complete trust in His goodness and abilities. All I have to do is cry out to Him and He will respond. He is even better at helping the blind to see and taking our pain from us. Even better, He doesn't waterboard us like two crazy scared parents trying to save their child's sight. :-)
Amanda is asking for prayer for deep, restful sleep between the overtime she has been taking. She has three weeks to go before the employee returns. Her taking extra shifts is freeing an employee to help with CoVid relief. She is basically working and sleeping, and we can see the toll it is taking on her. Our family is trying to help her where we can.
Hurricane Isaias damaged our corn JUST before it would have been mature. We don't believe in crying over spilled milk around here. We find a way to make the best of whatever life throws at us. Our rabbits are munching on the undeveloped corn. The stalks have been pulled and will help fill in a new raised bed this fall. We have one stand that survived somewhat, and we will give it time to see what it will do. We have two more plantings in the early stages that did just fine through the storm. And, we are getting ready to replant again since we have time before our estimated first frost. Our gang is so ready for cooler temps to make working outdoors more enjoyable.
Please keep praying:
Shonda is still on hospice. Her pain is intense at times. She says she is ready to go home when the Lord calls her name.
Katherine-The judge said he will not make a decision about custody until he hears more.
Timmy is going to have his kidney stones removed soon. He also has some bed sores that are not healing like they should.
Thank you to those who pray for our family. We are very grateful and covet those prayers. Please let us know how we can pray for you. Love to all from all of us!
Sunday, August 09, 2020
Saturday, August 08, 2020
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Friday, August 07, 2020
Thursday, August 06, 2020
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Monday, August 03, 2020
Unlike chicken eggs with their hard shells, snake eggs have leathery shells.
Sunday, August 02, 2020
Saturday, August 01, 2020
Friday, July 31, 2020
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God
so that at the proper time he may exalt you
I Peter 5:6
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
In poultry eggs, these spots indicate a break down in the egg barrier. Bacteria can get into the shell this way and weaken or kill the embryo.
Monday, July 27, 2020
A very pregnant young friend fell on her belly injuring her legs quite a bit. She was in the hospital all day while they tried to check out her baby. The baby is fine, and she was sent home to rest in bed for a few days while her legs heal.
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020
For of thorns men do not gather figs,
nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.