About Me

I am a crazy woman, funny and carefree but type A and anal all at the same time. I have two daughters and a Father who's a King...what more do I need?! My goal on this planet is to help His bride: literally (I plan weddings for a living!) and spiritually (I occasionally offer words of wisdom to loved ones...) Bless us all on this journey!

Jesus and His Girl

Jesus and His Girl

Monday, June 9, 2008

Cat Scratch Fever

After a day with absolutely zero customers I get home to find out Hannah was seriously attacked today by the babysitters cat. Seriously. She has a fever and her legs look like she was whipped. I emailed pics of it to my mom who's a nurse, she told me what to look for through the night so I just put her to bed. She wanted Dave so I called him and he came right over, and I sat outside on my front step crying because my kids don't deserve the life he and I have given them. Fortunately I've been abundantly blessed with family, church, awesome friends, and somehow enough money every month that the kids and I don't really want for anything. So you know what my plea for today is you guys? Go find a single mom on your block and make her smile. Anything. See if hubby can change her oil for her. See if she needs her gutters cleaned. See if she needs her kids watched for an hour so she can go to Starbucks all by herself. Then next time there's a chore that needs done around your house that hubby hasn't done, imagine if he wasn't there to do it. Imagine being home with the kids alone all day...and 5 oclock never comes. The cavalry isn't coming. There's no backup. Begin every day and end every day in bed alone. When you're done imagining that go kiss your husband that you hated 10 minutes ago and shed a tear over your kids who don't know what it's like to have to have mommy call daddy and ask him to come over. IT'S BEEN OVER 4 YEARS AND ON DAYS LIKE TODAY I FEEL LIKE IT'S N E V E R GONNA GET ANY EASIER


Tammy said...

Okay sis, I gotcha! First of all, I pray a quick healing for Hannah, what a terrible thing for her to have to go through. Second, I have been where you are and for that reason I can testify to you that it WILL get better, not only that but I can tell you that you have what it takes to make it. You are an absolutely AMAZING mother and woman! It's a long hard haul but you WILL get through it and I will hold you close in prayer as I know the ins and outs of the journey you are on.

There are certain things with these kinds of situations that may seem like they will never stop hurting but I promise you it will get better.

It is a blessing that you can call Dave and that he will come....although, I know when looking at the whole picture of the circumstance, it doesn't seem like that much of a blessing.....I just mean its a blessing to the kids to know that their dad does love them enough to be available.

I can't clean gutters but I can and absolutely will volunteer to sit with the girls once in awhile so you can do that hour at starbucks or 2 or 3 hours with a friend for dinner. So please take advantage of that and call me.

I can also send my husband over every night at five if you want someone to cook dinner for!! Ahhhh....made you smile huh. 12 years ago I couldn't have joked about something like that which proves my point ....it WILL get better!

I have always been amazed at how maturely you handle what this world throws at you. You deserve good things. Please call on me for anything that I may assist you in. I love you so much and will consistently pray for you and the girls.

Jenny W said...

Thanks Tam, we're so much better now. Amazing what a couple of days can do, especially when people (who don't whine as much as I do) are praying for us! I've felt my friends and familly interceding for us, and Hannah is absolutely fine. And I have some new potential party bookings all of a sudden, so that's always good:)

Elizabeth F. said...

You amaze and inspire me. You are allowed to have a pity party, just as long as you pull things back together the next day.LOL! I wish I were there to help you, but just know that I do pray for you. And another thing, your girls have a great life. It's not your ideal situation, but you are making the best out of the cards dealt to you. I only had 1 year of John being away, but I empathize. It is hard and lonely and it sucks. Glad that things are looking up for you now though.