I could burst!!! with gratefulness…

I am feeling so much gratitude right now I could burst!

A week ago today my kids were playing with their light savors and ‘BOOM’ one hit Jordan right in the mouth. A baby tooth, but that is not suppose to come out until he is around SEVEN years old, is discolored and loose. I told Jordan, “DON’T TOUCH IT!” (thinking augh, it will tighten back up and be finnnnnneeeeee, right?) Saturday it falls out! I was sad but didn’t think to much of it, called a very wise friend, and half nonchanlant told her about it and she said, “mmmmm….you better get him in for an x-ray and make sure that root came with the tooth.” This is number four so I don’t get too excited about much when it comes to this sort of thing, but it worked out to go see doctor on Monday at 1:30, sure no problem. Told Jor, “we’ll be fast as lightning, a picture and out the door we go for some ice cream for being soooooo good and sitting still for that picture.”

TWO HOURS LATER….3:30 we walk out with three stitches, a doctor sweating trying to extract this root from my baby, me trying to hold back tears, as I’m trying to distract a son who….is my HEROOOOOOOO! He was the toughest thing I ever did see, I am so stinkin’ proud of him I can hardly stand it! Oh, he not only is getting ice cream when he isn’t numb anymore but he is going to get ice cream, mashed potatoes, yogurt, whatever he wants soft whenever he wants for the next week!

I went into this day fasting and praying over a very sick bro inlaw, and I am so grateful it happened on a day where I was already feeling quite vulnerably close to my Jesus. There was a point when the doc wanted to take a break, I should say, give my baby a break, and I just wanted every one to LEAVE him and me alone for a moment so that I could get down to business with our Lord…Jor said he had to go potty, YES! I took that kid in there and I prayed up a storm for him….it felt so good to get it out and aloud!!! At the end when that root finally came out I couldn’t help it, it was just right out, “THANK YOU JESUS, THANK YOU, no holding back!!!”

I am thankful today:

32. friendship and advice
33. Jesus the Great Physician
34. holding back of tears from a Momma who is concerned
35. family in unity over prayer
36. answers to prayer
37. hope in prayer
38. relief when praying
39. urgency to pray
40. a doc who cares
41. a strong baby
42. a full day of unexpectedness
43. brothers who are concerned for their brother
44. a dad who feels pride with concern over his baby’s toughness
45. a brother inlaw who is a great husband and daddy
46. a pregnant sister who is ‘tougher than nails’ as dad would say
47. A God who listens
48. A God who sees the tears
49. a messy house, I suppose it will be this way until I do something about it?
50. a friend and her wisdom
51. a call to Jor from a cousin who Jordan thinks is IT! To build him up and be so sweet.


February 22, 2011 - 2:23 am

BFM - I can feel your excitement through the screen!! 🙂 You’ve got some tough boys when they need to be tough, and sensitive when they need to be sensitive (your boy taking care of the horse.) You are such a strong example of a prayful mother!!

February 22, 2011 - 2:47 am

Mama D.'s Dozen - When my youngest was just TWO, he knocked out TWO of his front teeth. Now, at 9 years old, one of them has finally come in. No sign from the 2nd lost one (and no dental insurance to go check it out).

When he started losing his other teeth, he got really worried because he seriously thought that he would be toothless. He didn’t know that teeth grow back … because his never had. Too funny!

Hope your week is BLESSED!

February 22, 2011 - 3:17 am

Leanne - So proud of you, Jordan! See? Isn’t going to the dentist GREAT? You get all the attention, money under your pillow, and ice cream!! Please remind your momma that the tooth fairy pays triple the going rate when the dentist takes a tooth out!!

February 22, 2011 - 3:55 am

Jen - What a testimony and witness to your son — how he knows the power of prayer. How deeply I am sure he felt loved by you and His Savior!

February 22, 2011 - 4:29 am

Shauna - Oh man! Poor Jor! Give him kisses for me! Ouch and thank you Jesus for getting that out of there!

February 22, 2011 - 11:20 pm

Jasmine - I’m so proud of you, Mama. And of Jordan, too.

You’re unbelievable. You made me want to go into the bathroom with you and pray. Oh how good it is to pray for our children without hesitation.

God is soooo faithful.

Much love, sister.

I thank God for you!!!

February 22, 2011 - 11:43 pm

Lindsey - Wow, that is awesome! God is so faithful to take care of his children’s children. Us moms go through so much stress but as long as we trust him, he is right there. Thank you Jesus.

February 23, 2011 - 1:17 am

Nabila Grace - Awwww yay for him! ;o) He is a little hero! And God does hold us up so well when we are in need! :o)

February 23, 2011 - 1:36 am

Casey Martinez - I’m glad it finally came out and praise God after some prayer! I didn’t realize that the root might be left in after something like this so this is helpful to read. I’m sorry your little guy had to go through this and I loved what you wrote and smiled about the unlimited ice cream and other yummy soft foods..I could not agree more! You are an awesome mama!

February 23, 2011 - 4:12 am

Jenay - So proud of Jor, and his mama!!

February 25, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Courtney - Wow – what a story! What a great feeling to be proud of your son and to have felt that Jesus was right there. Wonderful!

February 26, 2011 - 5:16 pm

Canadagirl - I really applaud you in all you are doing. You are there like a strong mom in Christ. Keep praying for your children all their days and the Lord will protect them and your family so strongly. I have just started to fast and am discovering all the power in it. Share sometime if you could about fasting. I would appreciate it.

Blessings and ((HUGS))!

February 27, 2011 - 5:10 am

Rachel Jean - You just amaze me, you’re such an inspiration. You’re attitude toward this day could have been entirely different, but because you chose to cling to Jesus it turned out to be such a blessed day. I’m so proud to call you my friend!

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