Last week Bumblebee had her four year old check-up at the pediatrician. I like her doctor, she is a Mom first, doctor second. While Dr. S genuinely loves children; she is also a practical, no nonsense type of gal. She always starts the appointment like a game asking Bumblebee questions, and pretending Dora was in Bumblebee’s ear. At the end of the check-up, Dr. S. said she was amazed at Bumblebee’s social and developmental progress in the past year, and that she deserved a pat on the back which she did, which Bumblebee thought that was hilarious. In this new job of mine, sometimes, I do not feel I get much recognition, but that day I felt the sacrifices my family is making for me to stay home really are paying off.
One of the results of the visit, we found out Bumblebee needs eye glasses. She did wonderful on the eye chart with both eyes, and with the right eye, but when it came to the left eye it was a different story. The pediatrician recommended a good children’s’ eye doctor.
Just when I start worrying about how I am going to pay for new eye glasses, I am offered an opportunity to help out a friend and make a little extra money. Thank you, God.
The swamp fire still drags on, the air quality is terrible, not to mention the smell, it’s not like a clean, fire wood smell, it’s, well, awful. I am ready for rain and cooler weather. Speaking of cooler weather, I started a Fall Fashion board on Pinterest. Not that I can afford, to buy even one of these outfits, but it sure is fun. It reminds me of my fashion merchandising days. Check it out, and tell me what you think?
Right now, I am pondering a difficult decision. I am asking you, my friends, to pray for me to the Lord our God for discernment. Fortunately, we will have a special guest this week. On Saturday, we will have the honor of having this statue of Mary in our home. It represents the Lady of Fatima, and is called the Pilgrim Lady of Fatima. The statue is shared throughout our parish; it spends a week with a family. Whether you are Catholic or not, Mary is a beautiful example of listening and obeying the word of God.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
On your own understanding rely not;
In all your ways be mindful of Him
And he will make straight your paths.”
(Proverbs 3: 5-6)
Reflection for the weekend:
“It was not that this man sinned, or his parents,
But that the works of God might be made manifest in him.
As long as I am in the world, I am light of the world.”
(John 9:3, 5)
I hope you have a relaxing, and peaceful weekend. For more Quick Takes, see Jennifer at Conversion Diary.