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It amazes me how I can stay sooo busy, yet stil be a stay-at-home mama. I love it! This week has been crazy. We decided to go put little man in underwear all day long…….it seems like we are in the bathroom all day. That’s ok though. He’s making good progress.
We also get a long weekend with Stephen home from work. Yay! I don’t think I ever mentioned it, but he ended up being put on third shift some time back. It wasn’t what we would have picked, but we’ve worked out a pretty decent schedule. It helps immensely that our bedroom is upstairs and on the other end of the house from the kitchen. Bug loves having Daddy home, even though he has to be a little quieter and can’t play in his room that much. So all the toys come downstairs into the living room. :rolleyes_tb: That’s ok. The living room has hardwood floors – unlike the shag carpeting in his room – making a GREAT surface to drive toy trucks on. We have fun.
Wow. . . I’m really rambling tonight. Sorry! Stephen does work on third, so he goes in to work after church on Sunday nights, and then works until Thursday night. When he comes home Friday morning, he’s off for the weekend, mostly. He’s been averaging working overtime most weekends too. While I miss him being home with me at night, the extra income is welcome. That’s one thing we are thankful for – the job does pay well. We’re also thankful for the extra little bit he earns simply by working third shift.
We’re going on a picnic tomorrow with one of his co-workers and his wife. The plant is doing inventory tomorrow, so Stephen and J are both off (they’re under probation until they’ve worked there for 3 months. Probationary employees don’t work on inventory shifts – a liability issue, I think). Since both guys have to go into work to pick up their paychecks, they just decided to meet for lunch while they’re in town. I’m excited to meet J and his wife. J is a Christian and is in Bible school, so I’m pretty excited about the fellowship.
On a sadder note, my grandmother’s health is really failing. Mom’s been at the nursing home nearly constantly. Grandma told my cousin the other day that “Jesus is calling me Home, but I don’t know what to do.” She’s been so disoriented lately – she seems to be constantly asking what to do. She questions everything saying, “I just don’t know what to do.” It’s been difficult to watch. I am starting to think that in a way, you can never be really prepared for a loved one’s death. Yes, you can try, but in so many ways, to me, this just doesn’t seem real. Yet, I know it is.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 come to mind:
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
I will see her again, just not here on earth. What a comfort!