Monday, February 9, 2009

A First Not Me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not have two sick kiddos this week.

I did not stand frozen in the kitchen, holding the trash can as my husband held our daughter with strawberry milk, mucus-puke on him. No. I'm too cool-headed to do that.

And when she vomited again on the way to the bathroom, I was not more concerned about the carpet than her in that moment. Nope. Not me!

I did not praise my daughter for holding the vomit in her mouth and keeping it from getting on the carpet. No, I wouldn't be so proud of that.

I did not, nor would I ever let my children watch hours upon hours of movies and TV because they felt so rotten that they just wanted to rot in front of television.

I definitely did not take my kids to an independent living facility for dinner and expose the entire dining room to fits of coughing.

Finally, I would not think that my poor children are so pathetically cute that I would take pictures of them in their distress. No.

And I would never post them in a public forum for anyone to see...

God is good. Even with our imperfections. I saw grace every day this week as He carried us through.


Katie, Kevin and kids said...

Oh, so sorry you had a difficult week of dealing with sick kiddos. That is always a bummer! Here's to a better week to come! I had fun finding you through Not Me Monday. It was my first time giving it a try myself.

christy hoeks said...

Kelly- I just found your site and am so encouraged! You are such a young woman with such a wealth of God's word tucked away in your heart. In the short time I knew you, and to the small extent of that knowing, I did know one thing. You are a lady of substance. Your commitment to your kids and to your Lord was a very real testimony during our time in Colorado, and through your writings that shining light is still passing on to me! Hang tough friend, we live in a very broken and fallen world, but we serve a very faithful God. Day by day I truly long for heaven more and more. not in a morose, downer kind of way -but rather longing for the reality of no more sin, where only righteousness dwells- is so wonderfully, gloriously desirous to me! And the best part, being with our Savior and friend, Jesus. I know nothing of your hardship in colorado, and do not intend to ask, but know this- you have made an impact there- much more than you will know until glory. Your life reflected the life of our Savior and I wanted to tell you, I saw!!
with fond affection,
christy hoeks