205 – Sweets and Prayers
and Horses with Hairy Ankles
August 13, 1986
The boys missed the party and movie over at the school today. It was the culmination of the summer program which the three oldest boys had participated in–crafts and indoor and outdoor activities. I just wasn’t excited about them going and told Dan that.
They accepted our ‘no’ beautifully. Praise God. We decided to have our own party of popcorn, peanut butter cookies, and a piece of candy. We walked along Big Tree Street counting the trees near the road (61) not the ones in people’s yards. We visited the Pletcher’s, and came home to watch Chris for 1 ½ hours while Leslie had some business to attend to. All four boys consider him their best friend and he is kind and gracious to all of them. He’s a mature only child. Thank You for turning the boys’ hearts toward home. There will come a day when the world will look more appealing…..and I will need to let them go.
Yesterday I overdosed on sugar. The after affects were the usual:
-craving for more
The adverse side-effects always get me back on the no sugar wagon–at least for a while!! I’ve got to make a big clean break.
Yesterday, Thursday, at 10am Daniel wanted to be held, he was very fussy. I decided to sit in the rocker and hold him and pray. He fell asleep and took an early nap, but I was able to intercede for a while. I had no idea for whom I was praying, but I just asked God to intervene.
Today I got a letter from Jan, written last week, that Kyle was having surgery at noon on Thursday–but then I got a call from Janet and she said Kyle had the surgery at 10am our time!! and that it had been a great success. WOW!
AND I GOT TO PARTICIPATE FROM 3000 MILES AWAY!
I trusted You and went to the Clydesdale exhibit with the neighbors. I didn’t really want to go, but the kids did. My kids were so patient and uncomplaining. Julie’s were awful and complaining loudly. Embarrassingly so.
The next day she came over to ask what I used to spank them with and about the chores the kids do!!