Friday, June 19, 2009

Fullness of life

Did you ever have so much on your plate at one time that you thought you might explode?

And I don't mean food. I'm talking life...your overflowing "life plate".

Right now, mine feels full, heavy, falling over the table. Between doctor's appointments (kids) and events and tournaments...weddings and changes...unpacking and is F.U.L.L.

But as much as I complain about it, I must say that I don't mind it. It's not dragging me down and knocking me out...just a constant busyness. And honestly, I think I wouldn't want it any other way. Having absolutely nothing on my to-do list unnerves me to the core. I like being involved, having deadlines, staying on top of things. It's almost as if it keeps my brain going.

Speaking of keeping my brain two little rugrats do plenty of that for me these days. My little 3-going-on-13-year-old keeps me on my toes, with her "drawing on the wall with cherry chapstick" antics and liveliness. And my tank of a baby...well, let's just say that I probably get more exercise because of him than ever. He is EVERYWHERE and into EVERYTHING. Danae never touched things or put things into her mouth as much as he has. Caedon loves to play in the toilets, touch outlets, chase down my vacuum while I'm trying to clean, climb the stairs...everything that I don't want him to do. Can I just tell you what we've fished out of that boy's mouth this week? Handfuls of sand from the beach (no lie...and eating it without crying), dog food, chalk from Danae's art table...the list is a lot longer than that. He's a true boy, inside and out. I just need to get used to it. :)

I also need to get used to the fact that, early Monday morning, we are taking my little man to his first surgery. The poor boy is getting tubes put into his ears bright and early Monday, and while I know it is probably for the best, I am so, so nervous about the anesthesia. I'm also wondering what's going to happen when the boy cries for his 6:00am bottle and I can't give it to him. :(Please pray that it all goes well!


Cariluz and Ike said...

Caedon will be in my prayers, Beth! And you, too, of course. Sometimes I think us Moms need it just as much! : ) Glad you guys are having fun at the beach, the kids look so happy!

Anonymous said...

God is in control and will see you thru it all. You can do it all thru Christ, who gives you strength. Caedon will be fine-Faith is the substance of things not seen.
Love you!!!

AMANDA said...

I can't believe how different Caedon looks from when I saw him in April! His teeth and hair make him look so much bigger. :)

We'll be praying that all goes well with Caedon's procedure on Monday.