Friday, April 3, 2009

Blessings, blossoms and baby feet

I decided to put some pictures on this post so it would be more attractive to read.  But I really want to talk about the blessing I'm experiencing.  You see, blossoms are an example of new life.   I'm beginning to experience somewhat of a new life with perfect sight again!  My eyesight has improved so much this week!  Everyday I noticed more improvement that I believe I just might be able to get behind the wheel of a car very soon!

Just like plants go to sleep in the winter and then come to life again and actively grow, the muscle in my eye is now working actively instead of resting.  For reasons unknown, it seemed to need some time off to rejuvenate itself.

For the past 3 months I have had to hibernate in the house with my children.  No errands, no field trips, no play dates.  With the exception of Sunday services and Tuesday night prayer meetings where someone drove me to these events, I have had to slow down significantly.  "You must have gotten so much done around the house," you say.  Well, actually I haven't achieved any more success in house keeping than I had before.  Some days I was quite frazzled with my lack of accomplishments!  It made me wonder how I kept up with everything before this all happened.
 
Some weaknesses have reared their ugly heads during the past 3 months and we have turned over a new leaf, so to speak.  With 4 helpers who are more than capable of contributing significantly to keeping the house in tip-top shape (so that mom doesn't go out of her mind), Rich is implementing a fabulous idea.  Each child has been assigned a room in the house as their responsibility to manage. They need to check this room periodically throughout the day to make sure it is picked up.  If it isn't, when Dad gets home, they answer to him.

  They have each made their own little signs with fun decorations that announce their responsibility for the room.  In about a month we will switch rooms. This takes the pressure off of me always wondering who made what mess and nagging the kids all day to pick up after themselves.

What do baby feet have to do with this subject?  Well, nothing.  I just think they are cute and had to share them with you. :)

There are many other changes that have been made to our home life and maybe I'll share them later. I'm just filled with gratefulness that this chapter of seeing double might be coming to an end soon.  When I tilt my head down and look up, I still see double.  When I tilt my head back and look down, I see normal! This means if I was talking to you face to face, all I would need to do to see you perfectly is tilt my head back a little.  I know, it makes me seem snobby and I probably have my nose in the air most of the time, but who cares! Each day I notice that I don't have to tilt my head as much to see fine. Isn't this incredible!  This also means I can read again without covering one eye.  Anything I do looking down is now not a problem.  Doing dishes, measuring ingredients, and playing with my little guy on the floor is all seen perfectly.

I have a trip planned at the end of the month to go visit my parents in Idaho.  Because of their own health issues, they have never met Micah and he is almost 8 months old.  My prayer was that God would heal me by this trip so that traveling with Micah on the airplane and maneuvering through airports would not be so difficult.  A.J. will be going with me so I won't be traveling totally alone with Micah.  

Looks like God is going to answer my prayer and maybe even a little early!

Filled with thankfulness and a fun perspective on Spring,
Kristin

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Praise God! I am excited for you... although if this means that you'll be driving soon I am really going to miss our Wednesday morning conversations! Even once you are driving know I would love to pick up anything you need! :)

Michelle said...

PS. I LOVE baby feet!!!

Porter Family said...

Praise the Lord, Kristin! What an amazing testimony of God's mighty hand! I am so blessed to read your updates and hear how you are doing. The Lord is so taking care of you, his precious daughter. Thx for the comments on my blog. I was so excited to see that I had a comment - you were my first one!

By the way...I LOVE BABY FEET TOO! And there needs to be NO relevance to enjoy those. :)

Bridges family said...

We are excited for you, Mrs. Lodi! This is good news indeed - the Lord is answering our prayers!
With love from the Bridges