Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What Will They Think of Next?

Did you know that your fingers have a little bone called a volar plate? Well they do. It's there to prevent your finger from bending backwards or "hyper-extending" as the doctor would say. Wanna know how I know that? 'Cause I broke mine. Yeah, I'm a dope.

About a week and a half ago I was outside with my son and as I swung my arm, the tip of my finger hit the car and bent my finger back further than it's meant to go. Then I saw the prettiest stars. Anyway, I finally went to the doctor this past Monday and xrays confirmed the minor break. I actually chipped a piece of the bone off. You can see it in the xray - which I got to keep.

Now what's cool is this neat finger splint that was made for me; I think they called it a ring splint. Well I just think they come up with the most clever stuff. The orthopedic doc wanted to buddy tape my two fingers together but because I do a lot of typing on my job he suggested this nifty little thing. I have to wear it for a month but I have nearly full range of motion (or at least as much as the broken bone will allow until it heals) and the splint prevents further hyperextension.

I wish I had asked if it came in colors. Pink would have been nice.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Flashback Friday

Anne over at My Tiny Kingdom had a great idea for Fridays called Flashback Friday. I'm not following along exactly as she said 'cause I honestly had a bit of a flashback of my own today and thought I'd share it.

I was asked today what Bible verse would I share with someone about to have a baby. I knew just the one it was and I'll never forget when God gave it to me. I was just home from the hospital with my firstborn and attempting to nurse her in my glider chair (it took a while to get the nursing thing down). I sat there, hormones raging, rocking and looking at this precious little miracle in my arms and feeling overwhelmed with awe and love and also the weirdness that I, the youngest in my family, was now a mother myself. I started to cry and pray asking God "Are You sure you know what you're doing allowing me to be a mother? I don't know what the heck I'm doing; kids don't like me; I've never even babysat in my life. I know nothing about kids. Lord, look at her. I need Your help if I'm gonna do this even close to right." He then reminded me of James 1:5 "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."

I laughed and felt so grateful that God would not only give me what I lacked and do so generously but also that He would never think I was jerk for asking even the most basic questions. LOL I'm still grateful and I'm still asking and He's still providing. Praise His Name!

Lemme tell ya, It was fun going through all those baby pictures of my sweet girl too. I think I'm gonna like Flashback Fridays.

Be blessed.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Advice For The Ridiculously Picky Eater

Ok, I need help. My 8 year old son is THE worst eater. E-VER. No kidding. I thought my daughter was bad and she was, but she has greatly improved and I don't really think she was quite as bad as my boy. Peanut butter, grape juice, chicken nuggets and a multi-vitamin are what keep my kid alive. There has got to be a better way than the daily arguments over eating that take place in our home to get something healthy into this kid who likes NOTHING. Some sneaky creative ways to slip a veggie or fruit into something? Keep in mind I'm a lousy cook domestically challenged.

Ok, watcha got?


Siesta Scripture Memory

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)

At the end of December, Bible study teacher/author, Beth Moore, issued an invitation to one and all through her blog to join her in striving to memorize two scriptures a month. On the 1st and 15th of each month, you can pop on over to her blog at Living Proof Ministries and add the scripture God has placed on your heart to memorize. She also includes memorization tips, etc. You can click here too for the original post where she went into detail about the idea. I've had a sense in my heart for some time that God wants me to hide his Word in my heart more than I have and I thought this would be a great way to start doing that.

So that's my scripture above. With some of the circumstances that have, in the last couple of weeks, surrounded me and people that I care very much about, I found this scripture very encouraging.

What has God given you to stand on recently?

Be blessed.