Sleeping in…

You may not know this about me, but I do dearly love to sleep in. I didn’t use to, I was always up early. But then, I always had 8am classes in college or 6am clinicals to get up for. But after I graduated (and started working nights) on my days off I would just sleep and sleep. It was lovely

However. Having Hudson = my sleeping in days are over. Which I am ok with 🙂 He is definitely worth it! He normally wakes up at 7am, which is a totally respectable time of day. If I was really diligent I would get up BEFORE him but I don’t.

I’m working on it.

That isn’t the point though. The big news is that this morning he slept until 8:45!!!! I can’t even believe it!! Especially in light of the fact that night before last was the first time he has slept through the night in like 10 days (because he has been sick and would wake up coughing at least 2-3 times). I guess he just needed to catch up on some of that missed sleep. It was SO nice!! I woke up at 8! 🙂 A whole extra hour of sleep! Read my Bible and relaxed until he finally woke up.


Just what I needed.

Getting up in the night with a sickie baby is even harder with no hubby at home.

Speaking of my hubby, I have gotten to talk to him on the phone TWICE since he has been in India!! HOORAY! That is 2 times more than I expected I would get to talk to him. I am so thankful to the Lord for that gift 🙂 Please keep praying for him. He caught the bug that we’ve had right before he left. I believe he is feeling better but still not 100%. They are all preaching often, which is exhausting in & of itself. Pray for stamina, health, and a heart for the people. Pray that they will be an encouragement to the believers. Pray that the Word of Truth will fall on fertile soil and that lives would be transformed for His glory as the darkness is pushed back in India.

We are missing him tons but so excited for what the Lord is doing there.

This is TLI’s trip blog where you can read periodic updates from the team


Good Friday

Who has believed what they heard from us?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
and no beauty that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53:1-6

He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

1 Peter 2:22-24

Our little sickie guy

Man I hate it when my baby is sick. I feel very helpless. Hud’s cold seems to be moving in the opposite direction of where I hoped it would go. I want it gone & it seems bent on moving into his chest. There are pros and cons to being a nurse while your kid is sick. PRO: have good strategies & tools for treating, managing, and monitoring. (and yes! you better believe i auscultate his lungs with my stethoscope often!) CON: can think of a hundred horrible (albeit unlikely) things that could go wrong from a little cold. which means it is extra hard for me to do this.

.big sigh.

Our humidifier is broken. Now is a great time to not have a humidifier. This afternoon Hud’s congestion really seemed to be getting worse, so I texted a few people to see if anyone had a humidifier we could borrow until our new one arrives and POOF within 10 minutes I had one here, up & running. I am so thankful for sweet friends who drop what they are doing to run a humidifier over! It has definitely seemed to help. Praying it continues to help him breathe a little easier as he sleeps. Hoping today is the worst of it! If not … it will probably be back to the pediatrician we go. This is his first illness that has required MD intervention/check-up. 😦 Not fun. I enjoy being the patient who only sees their Dr’s for checkups.

Here are some pics of our sweet sickie boy:

isn’t that the saddest wittle face?? 

don’t worry too much though. i am still seeing these faces as well:

Taking comfort & peace in this knowledge tonight: He holds all things together. Every fiber of my baby’s being is under His divine, sovereign, loving control.


It has been one of those days…

I am all cozied up on the couch with a cup of tea. Not this particular cup of tea, though wouldn’t you love to drink it with all those pretty flowers floating around? I think it is so lovely. Ordinarily I’d be outside on the porch swing, but it just rained (hallelujah!) and the seat is all wet. I am not in the mood for MY seat to be all wet too if you know what I’m sayin’.

It has just been one of those days. I have had what feels like the cold of the century for the past week or so. It came on slowly and is lasting for-EV-er! Unfortunately this morning sweet Hudson woke up with it too 😦 He has run a low grade fever most of the day – which doesn’t freak me out – I think a little fever is the best way to fight a virus – but it is unusual for him. In the past when he has been sick he has never run a fever. So we went to the pedi so Dr. Chad could peek in his ears – no infection. At least not yet! I’m trying some homeopathic remedies…Hopefully they will shorten his cold and keep any ear infections away! I am a little on the crunchy side you know. “Crunchy” as in “granola” as in “hippie” … in case you haven’t heard 😉

So our morning started when I heard Hudson snorting snot on the monitor at 6:30. Boo.

I spent the rest of the day wiping and/or suctioning his nose and/or blowing mine and/or using my Neti Pot (yes. i love it. no. it isn’t as weird as it sounds. promise.)

Hudson is really a trooper about being sick – way better than his Momma – but today was pretty rough, I could tell he just didn’t feel good at all. His little face was puffy and his nose is red and his eyes are watery & they have that “i don’t feel good momma…make it better” look. My child who usual only moves 90 miles an hour while awake moved a little slower today. Took more “time outs” for Momma-snuggles (i do love me some snugs from my baby boy!)

Also today I somehow managed to whack my face (the top part of my cheekbone, just below my eye to be exact) on the corner of the shower door handle while trying to grab my towel and not bonk Hudson (who sits outside the shower door banging on it & talking to me until I come out). I don’t know how exactly it happened. But it did. I am just that clumsy. And it hurt so bad that I cried (I’m a sissy). And I will probably have a big old bruise on my face.

Jordan’s computer is having major issues. The geniuses at the Apple store say it is “beach-balling”. We say the little multi-colored wheel won’t stop spinning when it is turned on. Yipes. They aren’t really sure what it means yet. Probably it means they will have to wipe his hard-drive. Double yipes. This wouldn’t be a big deal normally because he backs his computer up onto a “cloud” (i think that is what it’s called. some online something) except apparently his back-up program has been saying that it is backing things up but not actually doing it lately. Yipes, yipes, yipes. It seems two months worth of stuff (journaling, work stuff) has not been backed up. Major sad day. He is up at the store right now trying to see if that can get the files onto an external hard drive before they wipe the old one. If anyone can do it the Apple geniuses can, right?!

Praying they can.

Speaking of that hunky hubs of mine with the beach ball of a computer. I am praying praying praying that he does not get this most horrible of all colds right before he leaves for India! Or while he is in India! That would be horrible. Please be praying for his health with us!!!

Today I am extra thankful for soft Kleenex, a bulb syringe to suction my kiddo’s nose out, hot water, Johnson&Johnson vapor bath (that stuff is money) a pediatrician I trust who is just down the road and that we have money to take our child if we feel it is needed, chicken noodle soup, hot tea, & a bed to sleep in.

So many people do not have access to these things. Lord help me to be thankful for your provision instead of grouchy in my slight suffering!

Oh – I just got a text from Jordan – they were able to retrieve his files!! Hooray! Thank you Jesus!!

8 months

Hudson is 8 months old today!!

Little boy, you are such a joy!! You are changing so fast these days!

Things you do these days:

Crawl (fast!), go from crawling/laying down to sitting, pull yourself to standing, you are getting better at feeding yourself finger foods – it is still hit & miss sometimes, sleep 12 hours at night (7pm-7am) and take 2 naps (10-11:30ish and 2-4ish), you eat 4 bottles/day and 3 meals of “real food”, you talk ALL the time (dada, baba, yaya, blah blah – no mama yet!), you also “roll your r’s” and “cluck” with your tongue, you love baths – can’t wait until we can get in the pool, you love the guitar – daddy plays for you every day and you will sit and listen for a long time – you know right where he keeps it and i often find you trying to “play” it yourself!, when you are excited/happy – you wrinkle your nose and smile, sometimes you wrinkle your nose and snort (so funny!), you enjoy reading – especially touch & feel books, you listen and respond (usually) when told “no”, you love dogs (really ANY animal, but especially dogs), you enjoy sitting in your stroller for a walk/run, you still only like the little green “soothie” pacifiers, you finally got your first tooth last week!

We love you SO much Hudson Mark Stone!!

I can’t believe you are already 8 months old!! The time flies by! Although, Daddy & I were saying the other day, that it is hard to remember what life was like without you!