Anyway, back to my story. With seven of us we take alot of time. Our doctor doesn't mind because he knows that with us all being together, we are not in a hurry to finish one appointment and leave, we are going to be there awhile. So he bounces us back and forth to do an exam, dialate the eyes, check someone else, etc...Everyone has very healthy eyes, Nate and Emily's vision has improved so much they didn't need glasses anymore, my prescription improved as well! We found out Sarah will need glasses to help her "focusing muscles", sort of used like retainers on teeth. It helps weak focusing muscles not work so hard so that she can read easier...She was so excited! She was saying "yea glasses!" She loved picking out her glasses, trying them on, saying "those are too round", "those are too big." We had so much fun watching her! By the way, this focusing muscle issue doesn't affect their ability to see, and Lindsay and Emily both dealt with this issue. My kids have great vision, a trait they received from their father, and now they don't even need glasses.
While there Kyle had began to complain about his tummy not feeling good. He got sick to his stomach a few times. He fell asleep on the way home, and I put him down in my room. I cut Nate's hair, and then meet Becky for lunch at Cracker Barrel.
We had a great lunch, laughed, cried alittle, shared our hearts! Afterward we took pictures on the porch for Miss Paula's Porch Sitter 2008. Home to make dinner, and then accompany Tim to pick up a lady our church has been helping. We were taking her to transfer the title of a car. We try to never give an appearance of wrong doing, so he never drives anywhere with ladies (including our daughters friends) alone, and the same is true for me.
We returned home, and then Tim went to get hay for our horses. I took care of Kyle, snuggling with him until time to go meet Becky....
I titled this a busy day, a normal day because I used to think that things would not be this busy. Now I realize that when you are raising a family of many and are involved helping others etc...you are going to be busy - it's normal. So we try to find balance - if something needed to go yesterday it would have been lunch. I am trying to find margin in my life. It is hard when everything is so interesting and there is so much good to be involved in. I am learning however to prioritize and to ask God if this is something He wants for me to do, even if it is a good thing, that may not be His priority for my life. I am learning to leave it in His hands.