It's been a long end of winter into spring, and it's beginning to look like hope of semi-warm weather sticking around for a little bit. Madison has been sick since February 3rd (that's 6 1/2 weeks) with about 10 days healthy broken up in two 5 day stretches throughout. We've been to the doctor 8 times as of today. It seems her pattern is to get sick, then get worse when the odds are against it, and finally, slowly recover, only to get sick five days later... and we are now starting the third cycle of this theme. Not to mention throwing all this Texas stuff right in the middle. God has a weird way of giving us things, and I'm just exhausted.
Preparations for Texas are going well though. We've booked the budget truck (which, once again is a great amount cheaper then Uhaul wants) and also got a plane ticket for Maddie and I. We just don't see an 18 hour drive going well with as mobile as she wants to be, and then adding diaper changes, feedings, cleaning bottles... it would take 3 days! I will be sad to have Aaron leave first, letting us wait a few days, but I know it's the best way to do it, and it saves me from so much driving! :)
We did have an amazing weekend though!! I've been wanting to take Madison to the kiddie pool on campus, and we bought her the cutest swimsuit. She had so much fun! She wanted to splash the entire time. On Saturday we went with some wonderful friends to Toast on Market for breakfast. It's my favorite place in Louisville. I've made Aaron promise to take me back at least one more time before we go, but hoping for a few more. Wonderful Bacon and fancy coffee drinks!! We went to the zoo after and spent 4 hours going to just about everything possible there. It was a lot of fun and Maddie was extremely cooperative, even though we skipped the morning and most of afternoon nap. She slept good when we got home though, and that night. Looking at the next 8 weeks ahead, we have some busy weekends ahead, trying to squeeze everything in that we need and want to. Especially Aaron, who has a good fishing trip coming up, and a trip to Colorado one weekend for his new job. There's just so much. It was really nice to have a great, family focused weekend. Especially since we don't know how much of that intentional time we will be able to have before we move. We have some fun pictures to share though!
Tidbits of Us
- I am the wife of an amazing man, seeking hard after God's will for his family, and the mother of 3 beautiful little girls and a 4th baby lost in pregnancy, who all pull at my heartstrings continually. Life has been a whirlwind since our wedding in 2008, including seminary, adventures in camp ministry, missions in Kosovo, and countless moves and God's fingerprints are throughout it all. We are blessed and encouraged that He is equipping us continually for the ministry ahead and pray we are great stewards to all he has entrusted to us, in family, friends, ministry, finances, and of course, the gospel.