Monthly Archives: February 2012

Painful Day

Today I walked a mile with Samuel. Less than the two miles that I had been walking, but I had to restart my walking routine since I had the flu and it really messed me up. After a half mile loop around our neighborhood, I was feeling motivated to go a second round. The last 20 or so steps were painful. I made it back to the house and got Samuel to his crib for his nap and I took a really hot shower, hoping it would relieve my pain. No such luck. The pain is getting worse each hour. I took 4 Motrin a few minutes ago so I am hoping it helps.

The last few months have been pretty amazing, not a lot of back pain, I have had more energy than usual (all that walking?), and there are even days….ok, never a whole day, so lets just say hours, that I forget about my disabilities. When I am on the floor with Samuel too long I feel intense pain in my lower back and legs, but for the most part, I can get through my day with minimal pain. Then there are days like today. I have to keep uninviting myself to the pity party. It’s frustrating, disappointing and it makes me sad a weepy when I can’t play with Samuel the way I’d like, or pick up the floor, or make the bed. I do my best to stay positive, but it is so difficult.

I’m glad Samuel doesn’t mind snuggling on the couch with me. I am hoping that as Samuel grows up, learning that Mama can’t do everything that normal mommies do because she has a hurt back, that he will become compassionate and more caring about people.  Mike’s mom has severe Fibromyalgia and I believe that Mike learned to be a patient, understanding and compassionate person because of it. I pray that my pain and disability will be used for God’s glory, through my son; that a sweet girl will fall in love with him because of the things he learned from watching his Daddy take care of his Mama.


With Long Life


Ok, first thing’s first – Hit the play button above on the video and turn up the volume. I dare you to sit still!

I love KSGN, but sometimes I get tired of the same songs over and over again. Mike loaded some music on my iPhone, but I never listen to it, but yesterday Samuel and I were driving over to spend some time with my mom, sister and sweet Callie Rae, and I decided to listen to Israel and New Breed’s album “A Deeper Level”. This song came on and I had the BEST dance party in the car, singing at the top of my lungs. I got to my mom and sister’s house and pretty much ran to the computer to plug in my phone. I knew Callie would love to dance along to this song!

We had a dance party in the living room. Oh my goodness! It was a blast!

The babies were thirsty from all the dancing!!


Today we decided since it was such a nice day, we would have a picnic in the park! Here some some pictures of our fun day!

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE being a Mom?!?!?!?