So what do we do on a Saturday you ask?!?
Well it has been 5 days, therefore we thought that we would keep up our winning streak & go for another lice treatment & clean the whole house again. It was nicer than the usual ones because this was a preventive measure, not an “I am disgusted with my kid´s hair treatment.” All went well & if we are still here in 5 days we will likely do another one, just in case.
Tyler was a great dad & took the boys in the morning to see a movie, unfortunately this was the only kid´s movie that was playing. Luckily the boys were thrilled to have Papi all to themselves & that got them through the chick flick. They then treked over to McDonalds & shared some nuggets for lunch. This afternoon he came home & did a switch out & took big girl to see the same movie. Date night with daddy, makes my heart happy even if it means I am at home with the rest of them for lice treatments.
Our two youngest were homebound all day but so far the cough has improved & no one has run fever for 24hrs! Martha took a turn for the worse & headed to bed at 6:30pm tonight hoping to sleep it off.
I got pretty snippy with my kids tonight, I am sick of being in the house, sick of picking through hair, sick of feeling sick, & I am just a bit of a whiny baby tonight. I am amazed at how much grace my kids offer me, I nit-picked (not just their hair) but what seemed like every behavior for the past hour & did they turn on me or get ugly? Nope I got a bunch of, “Si Mami”´s. I did not deserve that.
Tomorrow is Sunday & we are trying to line up a ride to church. I am desperate for some Christian fellowship & corporate worship. To sing with many voices to a God I love, to hear His message spoken in love & power, & prayer. Prayer has become breathing. Outloud, in my heart, over my children, with my husband, in a song, in anger, in thanksgiving, in sorrow, in hope, in the kitchen, on the streets of Bogota. I can´t help myself! Being here has taught me the true meaning of being powerless. There is nothing I can do to change my situation, clearly nothing I can do to protect my children from sickness or lice, I am so very helpless but I have a life-line to the God of the universe & He cares about me. I wish I would have realized this sooner, I hope I hang onto this desire to speak to Him in everything.
GO TO CHURCH TOMORROW!!! Please do not make excuses, if you are parents be that example to your children, let them see that going to church is important, they are watching everything that you do. How do I know, in my small amount of parenting experience? I got onto my kid for picking his nose & I got told back, “but Mami, you do it”, whoops caught!
I ache to be with my FBC family but I am so very thankful to have the opportunity to worship with fellow believers here in Bogota.
At the dinnermesa,