It's been a strange, good week.
My sister and I were talking, and we both felt the same thing.
It's like God sprinkled some happy fairy dust all over homes and spread cheer for all to enjoy.
Not that we haven't had moments. Oh, we have DEFINITELY had moments.
But those moments didn't send me spiraling like they usually do. Which is a total God thing, because lately little things have the ability to throw me into a very dark place that I do not like. Call it depression or post stress or whatever, but it is no fun not to be able to handle simple normal "life" stuff well.
That, however, is another post.
Today is about how this week has NOT been like that for the first time in a very long time.
Things like Annabelle sleeping in till 7 one morning... then accidently getting my kids up 30 minutes late for school but MIRACULOUSLY they didn't freak out and were still ready 10 minutes early. (this is very very rare in my house... the not freak out part!)
Or Scott not working and suggestion that I take the time to go work on my writing while he watched Annabelle...
Or talking to DHS about Annabelle's health insurance and being told that they'd terminated it so she currently doesn't have any (while that is obviously BAD.. I had this strange peace about it the whole time.)
Or the next day when I talked to someone different who told me the other lady hadn't explained correctly, that benefits were active through 1/2/13 to give time to get the error fixed. (YEAH GOD!!)
Or on Wednesday when our MIRACLE happened....
My sweet, sweet Annabelle who says Momma only but even then not when she is taking to me.... I was putting her coat on to leave for therapy and said, "Annabelle, let's put your COAT on" and what did my baby girl say? "Co, co" Now, she loves the k sound recently, so I dismissed it as a fluke.
Then going out to the van, I said, "Annabelle, lets get in the CAR." and what did that little girl say? "Ca, Ca" Again, the K sounds so while I was a little excited, figured I was thinking too much of it.
BUT... when I was buckling her, I waved my hand and said, "Annabelle, are we going BYE-BYE?"
And what did that cute little miracle do?
Held up her fist in a cute little rare wave and said, "Bu, Bu"
Yup, My daughter said a real word. Referring to something real. She COMMUNICATED.
I cried right out there in the driveway. Annabelle I'm sure thought I was nutso.
She hasn't repeated the cool words yet. But she's been MUCH more vocal as she does thing, babbling nonsensically while she does things, and I think even tries to sing sometimes!
And while I don't like to go into a lot of detail about my "issues" with older kids... because I feel they need their privacy in their struggles, we had a minor breakthrough with one of them who has been having some pretty major behavior issues. I know a lot of this stems from the aftermath of a year without Momma and a year of living in fear that their baby sister would die. It's a hard thing for any child to go through, and this particular child has been dealing with issues related. But we've had a SUPER good week and Mommy is celebrating a step in the right direction!
Lots of other "good" things I could detail, or even "not-so-good" things that have just been pesky pebbles instead of giant boulders, but I'll just leave it at this:
God rocks big-time:-)
Oh, and ANOTHER fun. We're finally putting up our Christmas stuff tonight!!! We're all VERY VERY ready to get our "Christmas" on in the house! Pictures to come next week!
Discussion: Have you decked the halls yet? What is your FAVORITE decoration in your house?