Monday, May 28, 2012

Be Still My Beating Heart

Our house has been full of some momentous events lately.  And this weekend was almost too much for this mama's heart to handle.

My sweet Eveley Joy had her last day of school {pre-K} on Friday and still hasn't recovered.

This was her first year of preschool and, I will admit, I was very nervous about sending her.  But the Lord answered my prayers in unbelievable ways and gave her the best set of teachers out there.

Eveley loved everything about school and was terribly sad to have to say goodbye to her classmates and teachers.  Fortunately, we go to the same church as her head teacher.  And we were able to reassure her that they would see eachother again!

I couldn't believe it, but I had to work hard to hold back the tears when I picked her up for the last time.

First Day of Pre-K (September 2011)

Last Day of Pre-K (May 2012)

Saturday was Robbie's birthday.  7 years.  As I've mentioned before, Eveley is very aware of her big brother Robbie and was so excited to celebrate his birthday.

Robbie's 1st birthday celebration

We spent the afternoon at Red Robin and the playground, and grabbed yogurt at Sweet Frog.  And, per Eveley's wishes, we went to the cemetery to let her "send Robbie a balloon."

While his birthday is always a difficult day because we just aren't sure how to be celebrate him, this day was very sweet.

My big Caleb is having a momentous week as well.  After concluding that he simply did not speak English, I had resigned myself to be the first mom to watch her son accept his high school diploma while wearing a diaper.  We had tried everything.  Yes, we tried that.  And that.  Even tried aiming for cheerios.  Nothing.

But last week it clicked.  So when the little guy needed to make a pit stop at the cemetery, I was so proud.  This was more difficult than passing the bar exam.

After a wonderful Sunday service, we went to pick up all the monkeys from their classes.  Poor Caleb was asleep on the floor and burning up with fever.  He has spent the past two days lying on the couch.  And if you know my Caleb, this is not a regular occurrence.  I assumed he had a virus that would pass in a day or so.

This morning we found his tummy covered in red dots.  Yes, I am fearing it has a little something to do with this.

Please pray I am wrong and this fever passes quickly.

One with the pox is not fun.  Four with the pox will sux.



Kelly said...

Hope Caleb gets better soon, and as always love reading your blog!!!! (Happy Birthday Robbie)!

amomwithnails said...

Sending anti-pox prayers your way!
I have always loved how you choose to celebrate Robbie's birthday: it is always perfect for your family, your way, whatever you choose to do.

merlin said...

I've been checking to see if your beating heart actually is a very itching heart. I really hope the rash was something other than the chicken-pops virus (that's what my kiddos called it). I had one with it in a bad way and the other was immunized but still had a minor case of the "pops." No easy way through this, but creative distractions seemed the best medicine of all (I threw out every parenting rule and expectation during the pops)...good luck. Not like you'll have time to read your blog if you've got 4 scratching and itching.

Us said...

We had the "pops"! Footy pajamas, oatmeal bathes, and lots of tents and movies got us through! Praying for you and your little ones!

3 Peanuts said...

I sure hope it is not chicken pox.

Happy Birthday to Robbie. I am sure it is so hard every year to imagine what he would be like at that age. I am sure he looks down from heaven every year at his growing family and smiles.