Thursday, February 17, 2011

it's all good in the hood...

this has to be a quick blog but at least its something!  "it's all good in the hood" came from an ET shirt that asher has, it cracks me up EVERY TIME he wears it!  things have been ca-ray-zzy since i last blogged.  when i looked at this weeks calendar i really thought "good, a down week", boy was i wrong! 
so, today when we got back from the bell center i put the boys down for their nap and i thought i would get outside and walk/run a bit.  it felt great!  the feeling of being FREE, no diapers, no mess, no laundry!  as i searched for just the right music on my ipod, i chose hillsong united -to the ends of the earth.  track 3 - FREE- came on, and it was so fitting.  it says,
"would you believe me if i said that God can make miracles happen today?" "would you believe me if i said that you don't have to wait for the answers before you step out in faith?" " would you believe me if i said nothing is ever impossible for God?" 
i have heard this song a million times but today was different.  today it wasn't just a song, it was from God himself.  He was right beside me, listening to all my fears and doubts.  even though we might have to make some very hard decisions, HE will be with us.  it's all good in the hood.... for now  

Saturday, February 12, 2011

fix wheels

since Doug was out of town today the boys and i stayed home and just hung out.  we had several visitors stop by like Momers, Paul and even Pappa came over for a little bit.  the kids LOVED it and they kept us laughing the whole day!
so, i posted this picture of Abram in his walker so you could get a visual.  that is not actually his walker but it is very similar to the one he has now.  if you don't know already Abram has cerebral palsy and needs a walker and AFO's (ankle and foot orthotics) to walk.  we have to start upping the amount of time in his walker, so today we walked for about an hour total.  i also took the wheel lock off so now his wheels swivel.  when Abram is in the walker i normally have to find some sort of motivation to get him to walk.  tonight, Elmo had crashed in the hallway and needed rescuing and he was on it, until getting sidetracked and saying over and over "momma fix wheels stuck."  even though he has such a hard time walking, crawling, eating and talking he still has a smile on his face.  for a kid who should be mad!  he isn't.  he amazes me daily with new words like "that's better", which he told Dr. Law on Thursday after Dr. Law removed his AFO's.  life just isn't fair but this is what we were given and in the end GOD will get ALL the glory.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Used Therapy

since yesterday was a little intense (and by a little i mean a LOT)  i thought today would be a good day for some retail therapy!  (and when i say retail, i really mean consigned/used, YEAH that's right Duggar style!)  so i met Brandy and Maddie  at a Whale of a Sale to dig around.  we found several good items, but most importantly Maddie found a pink tutu to add to her collection.  Abram found a "special prize" since he didn't get one yesterday, and Asa found a jar of toy cookies that you count.  i cant wait to hit up a few more consignment sales before spring hits!  then we hit up Costco and Chickfila and by the time i got home Abram had a nice poopy all over his lower half.  Now they are all sleeping and hopefully Doug and i will get to watch the social network.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

1 more go

i know, i know! i haven't posted anything in over 2 years but... i have been inspired by the lovely, fashionable, and oh-so-sweet Lindsey Lowe. who's blog is AMAZING! i can guarantee you mine won't even come close to hers. anyway, the next few years in the Duncan house are going to be full, (at times) difficult, demanding, and (hopefully) rewarding. so i thought i would journal it. i know this is not going to be an easy task for me, because i do NOT like being vulnerable, but if you dare hang on for the ride, i promise you will see the heart of the Duncan's and our precious boys.