I thought I would share links to two of my favourite blogs that I read daily (or as often as they post).
The first one I found shortly after we were given Jacob's diagnosis. I spent hours upon hours reading about Bi-Lateral Renal Agensis and stumbled across Sadie Mae's blog. Her mommy Hannah and I have become good friends (and I hope to one day drive down and visit her and her family in person!) I find her blogs inspiring, not only because of her loss but because she is also spiritual and it helps me re-look at my situation in a more spiritual way. They are currently in the process of adopting a very special little girl (whom they lovingly refer to as Roly Poly) so please pray that their adoption goes through soon. They also foster children and are just such wonderful, caring people.
The second one I actually found through Sadie Mae's website. Hannah received an award and passed it onto other small bloggers and this site was one of her recommendations. It is about a family who adopted two children with down syndrome. Pudge and Biggie have made their way into my heart and I love hearing the updates. Their mother writes with humor and just the way she views her life is so inspiring. I have always been one to say I would never end my child's life because they have down syndrome. Heck, I wish Ty and Jacob had it instead of dying but her blog really shows how loving and rewarding children with special needs are. She writes about the challenges but you can tell how much love she has for her two "squibs". I highly recommend reading it, I know Pudge and Biggie will make their way into your hearts as well.
So onto how humorous God is. Nobody EVER comes to our door, with the rare exception of the Jehovah's for Stephen, I mean nobody. We live on the second floor of a house and the stairs up here look like a scene from Freddy, nobody is willing to take the risk and climb them, especially in the winter...or so I thought. Today is sunny so it put me in a relatively okay mood and I felt really motivated to clean out the dreaded storage closet (and by the way 6 bags of garbage so far, can't donate most because it has been ruined by the mice, good thing I have no attachments to material objects and that's only from about 1/3 of it AHHHH) So anyways, I was cleaning out the storage closet and I heard a knock at my door and thought, of all days....turns out it was the UPS man...I can't really explain the look on his face...oh I should tell you what I'm wearing. I decided on a fashionable garbage bag to go over my clothes with matching pink flower rubber gloves that go all the way up my arms and a mask. So I thought okay funny ha ha God, of all days....I go back to cleaning and a little while later my neighbour from downstairs comes up...really? Really? You think you are so funny. Needles to say I am sure there are now two people in this world who think I have lost my mind. At least the mouse crap is going away and we have plenty of room now because all of the stuff in there was ruined. I should mention, we also have been mouse free for two weeks....crossing my fingers we will not have a problem like we did this year! Though, everything is now in plastic bins so they shouldn't be able to destroy much.