Today has been a wonderful Saturday! The two days of rain moved out this morning, leaving blue skies that were calm and clear. The temperatures also lowered to the 70s, so it was very pleasant outside. I ate my lunch on the back porch and basked in God’s goodness.
Speaking of eating, I was getting tired of pureed baby food. So for dinner, I tried a stage 3 meal, which contained small chunks of vegetables and other food. I ate a small bowl of turkey and rice. The pain was minimal, I had no acid reflux, and the food stayed down. Actually, my stomach is feeling very content right now! I am excited and hopeful, because this is the first time I’ve eaten chunks of food without having any problems.
Mom and Dad went into the Office today, so they could play “catch up” with business details. They were able to accomplish a lot, while also spending some time together. Paul Burton stayed home with me this morning. Then, we had some church friends, including two children, visit for the afternoon. The children obeyed their mother’s order to, “make Ellie exhausted” by playing with her outside, and she has been sleeping ever since they left!
Before my afternoon nap, I was able to finish 3 loads of laundry for Mom and fix my own lunch. I am very thankful for the continued assistance of my family. I would not be doing so well if it were not for their love, support, and prayers. However, it felt refreshing to “give back” by helping around the house. These jobs were small and routine in nature, but gave me a sense of accomplishment and independence.