The LORD preserves the simple!

October 2nd, 2010

Early yesterday morning, we said goodbye to Joseph and Daniel until Sunday night.  They’re in southern Virginia with two aunts, three uncles and fourteen cousins to attend an apologetics conference at no cost.  Between the debate, the lectures and the family discussions, that’s an opportunity worth a couple of weeks of traditional education.

No, we didn’t have to twist the boys’ arms to get them to agree to this plan.  <grin>

Remember when I mentioned that we’d been crowding too much into our calendar?  That busy, busy, busy streak was supposed to have ended last Sunday, but it didn’t.  It hasn’t felt stressful, mind you; it was all enjoyable work.  Just so much to do that if I didn’t keep moving, something or other would suffer.

Well, I kept moving and something suffered anyway!

We’d seen signs through the week that my milk supply was falling, but by last night, something had to be done.

First, God prompted friends from the past to bring us a meal!  Just out of the blue, without knowing our present need, after having lost touch years ago!  Amazing!

And my husbandman ordered the old-fashioned rest cure.  My job is to take care of baby and rejuvenate.  And not descend to the first floor.

“I’ll take care of that!” he says. “If you come down, you won’t rest.”  Which I am ashamed to say is true.

Baby’s job is apparently to have a growth spurt, ’cause that’s what she’s doing.  Eating, sleeping, not much playing.  Delighting her family–that’s an easy job!  Oh, and obligingly wearing disposable diapers for a few days.

“Return to your rest, O my soul, for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.”

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8 Responses to “The LORD preserves the simple!”

  1. Brandy says:

    I have a feeling that the conference is not too far from me (4 hours).  I hope you get lots of good rest.  Isn’t it wonderful that little ones sometimes sense when mama’s not well and give us a little break?

  2. Sandie says:

    Awww, what a sweet picture!  From the looks of those cheeks she is certainly gaining wt. 

  3. Felicity says:

    Growth spurts aren’t easy times!  But those cheeks are certainly adorable – I bet you can’t stop kissing them!

  4. Stephanie Blanchard says:

    She looks so well!

  5. sabrina says:

    From one active mom to another, good job resting! I know how hard that can be. That little picture of Verity is so, so sweet! Enjoy your rest, Mama and Baby.

  6. Erin says:

    rest up mamma! I am loving on your verity today like most days, so glad to see she is doing well. You have a wonderful husband indeed!

  7. Tami Swaim says:

    I’m needing to do the same here, rest up that is, for the sake of milk supply.  There was a special tea that I would drink in Poland that worked like magic over night whenever milk supply seemed low.  I wish I knew the English equivalent.  It was sold right at the grocery store in the baby food section and had a picture of a mama nursing her baby on it.  I should have thought to take some to the states.  The tea was in chrystal form.

  8. Marilyn Osborn says:

    I do hope you get some great rest!

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