Saturday, April 21, 2012

My Messy Lil' Miracle :o)

Been a while....
I've come here time and again, attempting to put up a post, but the words have eluded me.

This is me making another attempt.
Lots of things have happened since my last post. Many good things, some not so good ones, a few scary ones and one very horrible one...  Someday, I'll be able to talk of the lessons I have learned, but until then, I'm learning to focus on the things I have going for me and to stay thankful. All things are working together for my good. This work in progress is... well, in progress, I guess *chuckles*

I had a birthday, Nathan turned four, The Hubs has been around for a while*big cheesy grin*, Alexis turns 2 in a few weeks, David turns six months in a few days... God has been kind to me.

Ever had a moment when the most random event teaches you a remarkable life lesson? I had one recently and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it.

David (my Lil' Miracle) is teething. I know I still haven't shared that "Lil' Miracle" story I promised *covers face* I'll get to it soon enough, I promise :o)

So, Lil' Miracle has itchy gums and tries to put everything in his mouth. I got him some Farley's Rusks and he loves them. I should be happy right? He's chewing on something that's good for him, buying a whole box wasn't a waste.... Well, I wasn't. This is why


He "over loved" the rusks. Stuff was in his hair, on his socks, the car seat was messed up. aaaarrrghhh!! Who has time to clean up after all this? As if I don't have enough on my plate already!! I had to give him a bath afterwards and as I put the box of rusks on the shelf, I made up my mind NEVER to give him any more.... then I heard the still small voice...

 "What would happen if I refused to let you enjoy things just because of the mess I would have to clean up after?"

*Sigh*. I just became humble... What was I feeling like? Miss too-busy-to-give-her-baby-a-bath. I'm learning to stay grateful for the many blessings in my life that money cannot buy.
Love. Life. Laughter. Family. Friends. Good health. Salvation.

I'm off to my Zumba class and as I dance and work my body to the red hot dance steps, I'll remember to be thankful that even though I've got a "chinese-flat" bum, i can still shake it ;o)

What are you grateful for? Please share and let's remind ourselves of how blessed we are.

Thanks for coming again and again.
May your dreams come true
xoxo

32 comments:

  1. Choi! David is now a big boy o! and that still voice...oh that still voice!

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    1. Yeah. Big enough to send him to you for a few days. Three more weeks, right? ;o)

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  2. Eeya, we miss you o. Congrats on the several milestones of your children.

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    1. I miss you too. I plan to spend more time on blogger now, so watch out for me. I'll be allover your comment boxes soon :o)

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  3. wow David is all grown up. long time...
    www.secretlilies.blogspot.com

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    1. He is o. Was great talking to you when you were over here. Trust you're doing okay :o)

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  4. Blessings...
    sounds like your plate is full and your cup runneth over. Take the time to breath. This is the time to network with other mothers with children of the same age, get to know them and be a source of support for each other. You'd be surprise what you learn from each other,many of which you would be able to seemlessly integrate into your life.

    In terms of life lessons, girl... life if full of them, all day every day, at times we catch it, if we are ready and open nd some times we miss it all together. We are so much stronger than we think we are and can endure much more than we can comprehend.

    Keep your head up and no matter how full your plate and how much your cup runnette over take the time to take care of yourself it is key to surviving the challenges and will undoubtedly come your way. When you give yourself 100% your family will get 100% from you for what you sew is what you will reap.

    Peace.....
    stay blessed my friend and blessings be with you and your delightful family

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    1. My cup really does run over ATM. I'm learning to pause and catch these lessons. Thank you.
      I found you 7 kinds of sex post hilarious ;o)

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  5. I am grateful for life and all the little things...we missed you around here and your baby is so cute.

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    1. awww... thanks dear. I really should stop playing this escape game. Thank you. Hugs

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    1. Thanks dear and happy belated birthday :o)

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  7. Lol @chinese flat bum

    I'm grateful for all my friends whom I started chain prayers with early this year that have now gotten good jobs.

    I'm grateful cos on friday April 20th I didn't get thrown off third mainland bridge into the lagoon when that guy overspeeding lost control.

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    1. Oh wow! Third mainland bridge?! I thank God for your life PET. May God continue to keep and preserve you in Jesus name. Hugs

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  8. Lol @chinese flat bum

    I'm grateful for all my friends whom I started chain prayers with early this year that have now gotten good jobs.

    I'm grateful cos on friday April 20th I didn't get thrown off third mainland bridge into the lagoon when that guy overspeeding lost control.

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  9. Ahh finally a post. I just thought I should even check ni ohh..

    I am glad you are planning on sharing lil Miracle... I wanna read ohh.. lol.

    I think its good you are grateful, May his blessings upon your life never run dry.

    I am grateful to God for life, for opportunities to develop, learn and grow. I think learning to understand that life is a big bubble with so much holes in it, yet we have to survive. In a nutshell, I am discovering me and its awesome testimony for me. A lot people do not take time to understand their role in this life or understand that there is so much to life. I am grateful for the continous journey of discovery.

    I will stop now.

    I am thankful.

    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for always coming by.
      I can't afford not to do the Lil' Miracle story now can I? soon enough. I'm going to be all over your blog like white on rice, so, watch out ;o)

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    2. COMEEEEEEEEE.. I miss ur comments on my blog...

      In fact be all over it like bees and honey...

      You have my permission.

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  10. Wow, he's so big! And yes o, we keep growing and learning.

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  11. Aww he's so precious!

    I like how God uses minute things to teach us lessons! It makes it so real!!!

    I thankful for so much...for where I've been, where I'm going to and where I am right now...thankful for health, family, love, favor, grace and mercy..God has been too good to me!!!

    Please come back and share the lil miracle story soon!!!

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    1. Lil' Miracle story coming up... 5, 4, 3, 2...

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  12. Wasn't it just 2 posts ago you introduced Miracle to us and now he is 6 months old already? God is always speaking to us but sometimes the noise from our lives makes it difficult for us to hear His voice.

    I am thankful for the joy of family, of belonging, I am thankful for good health and life. I am thankful for the path God is taking me through * though it seems difficult*. I am thankful that I got the strength to start running, I am thankful that you are enjoying your Zumba class.

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    1. Yeah. Time does fly.

      Thank you. I'm really loving Zumba :o)

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  13. Awww.. God is sure watching over your family ma. Very cute pics of David :)

    - LDP

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  14. David looks adorable
    I understand your dilemma - 'clean the mess OR hide the rusks' LOL
    My first son is a keen artist....but he is soooo messy
    Whenever he says he wants to paint, I am filled with pride (that he's so keen) and fear (that I will be finding paint everywhere for weeks to come) LOL
    What am I grateful for?.......A lot actually but the top three have to be (1) My health (2) My children who give me hugs whenever I am feeling a bit 'pooey' and (3) My husband who still fancies me after 24 years....
    xxxxx

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  15. Awwwwww. He's a cutie. You are indeed blessed! And whats more, you dont take those for granted!

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  16. wow.
    The way you say it is such a reminder to be grateful.
    You are blessed with 3 healthy children. Thank God for that. I pray the same for me too

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