Well after having a VERY NAUSEATED DAY on Sunday, I was THRILLED that God gave me a good Monday yesterday. I REALLY LIVE for these good days...and Thank the Lord that I'm having more and more of them. I'M SEEING LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL (of nausea)...I JUST HOPE IT'S NOT A TRAIN! HA!
Mondays are our family days, when we try to do something special and fun together. However, we had a different type of family day yesterday. There is a sweet little blind 9 year old girl, named Maria, who attends one of our churches. She went blind when she was 6-9 months old.
~This is little blind Maria. She is such a sweet girl. She always closes her eyes for pictures, for she is embarrassed about her eyes. When Phillip asked last week in church who would bring flowers for church on Sunday, Maria raised her hand. Another lady saw her, and was afraid that she would forget, so she brought the tall flowers. But, true to her word, Maria showed up during service with a pretty little hand picked bouquet, and so after church Phillip took a picture of her with it.~
However, after doing some tests, the doctors give hope that maybe one of her eyes can be saved. Some of our dear supporters sent in the money for her to have this eye surgery. We thought that the eye surgery was yesterday, but it turned out that they just wanted to put her to sleep to do an eye exam to see what all they needed to do when they perform her surgery. Phillip left early yesterday to go and be with Maria and her Dad, for what we thought was going to be the surgery. But after arriving there early in the morning, they were told to come back at 1:00 PM. Since there is a nice park near the hospital, Phillip called me, asked me how I was feeling and if I wanted to bring our children and join them at that park. So, we got ready and took a taxi THROUGH LOTS OF TRAFFIC and got to the park just in time for our kids to play with little Maria a little while before we had to take her back to the hospital. Our kids and Maria really had a nice time playing together. ~Maria and our kids in the park.~
~Maria and our kids in the park. I had made a jean skirt for another little girl in our church, but she has never been back since I made the skirt, so on Sunday Kimberly gave little Maria that jean skirt, and she was VERY happy to get it, wore it yesterday and looked really cute in it. =)~
~Phillip and Maria's father watching our kids playing in the park~
When we got back to the hospital, they saw that Maria had a runny nose and said that a runny nose meant that her immune system is not strong, and so they didn't feel comfortable in putting her to sleep. Maria's father said that she ALWAYS has had that runny nose. Phillip is quite sure that her immune system is low because of how they live. They live in a SHACK in the COLD mountains, and hardly have any money, so they probably do not have very nutritious meals, and live off of sugar water and bread, etc. Maria turns 10 on Dec. 10th, and the doctors have told her that THEY CANNOT DO THE EYE SURGERY AFTER SHE TURNS 10!! So, please pray that with the children's vitamins and BUNCHES of fresh fruit that we bought for little Maria, that she can kick this runny nose and they will be able to do her surgery before it is too late. Her one eye is too far gone to be able to fix, but she is REALLY excited about being able to see a little out of the other eye, if she can have the surgery. GOD IS ABLE!! ~Phillip snapped this picture of me eating corn on the cob in the park. I was just eating it for the SALT! Right now I LOVE salty things. I must take after my grandmother for when she eats a hamburger, she puts 7 packs of salt on it! UGH! Please know I'm being CAREFUL not to eat too much salt, I know it's not good for baby and I.~
We went shopping at a nice American type grocery store that we only get to once a year or so because it is in the North. We went to buy a turkey TO PUT IN THE FREEZER TO MAKE FOR CHRISTMAS...for I'm not quite up to cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year, but the store doesn't have any turkeys yet. It was fun finding a few other things that we like. I'm craving CHEERIOS...just plain Cheerio cereal, but I cannot find them anywhere here. If any one wants to email me a bowl full, I'd be grateful! =) Later, after Maria and her Father went home, we took our kids back to that same park and let them play a little longer and ate some ice cream together and just relaxed as a family. We had a good day.
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! GOD IS AWESOME AND WE ALL HAVE TONS TO BE THANKFUL FOR!!
~I'm thankful that God saved and sanctified me and is allowing me to serve Him.
~I'm very Thankful for the world's best husband, Phillip. He treats me like a queen!
~I'm thankful for the privilege of being a Mommy to my 4 sweet children; Kimberly, Sarah, Noah and baby! =D
~And I could list 1,000,000,00 other things for which I'm thankful...and I still would not have listed them all. God is WONDERFUL, life is GOOD.
~Me and my baby bump. I'm 3 1/2 months along now! Oops! I didn't realize that when I took my jacket off for the picture, I pulled up my collar.~
THANKS FOR PRAYING THAT MARIA CAN HAVE HER EYE SURGERY SOON, AND THAT GOD WILL HELP IT BE A SUCCESS!