Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Back to Work

We had several things on our minds over the weekend and did a lot of praying as a family. A friend of mine commented recently that it seems so many families are faced with some great difficulties lately, and I agreed. We had our prayer list for ourselves and others and went to God with it. Prayer is a way of releasing those concerns to God and continuing on with life, knowing He is in control.

Today I had an eye exam and concluded that I need to take better care of my eyes. I really like my eye doctor, so it was good to see her again. In the remainder of this week I need to have my tires rotated, oil changed, and get prepared for another trip to NIH. Our day tomorrow includes two doctor appointments for Kathryn. I am ready to get those things taken care of but I'm still feeling thankful for the quiet times I had this weekend.

Qavah was sitting on the sofa this afternoon and said, "Mommy, I think my tooth just disappeared." I went over to get a closer look at her and asked her to smile. Sure enough, she had lost her upper front tooth and it has left a fun little space that amuses her. "Qavah, where is that tooth?" I asked. She thought about it a minute and replied, "I think I swallowed it!" A minute later she asked if the tooth fairy would leave a dollar if the tooth wasn't under her pillow. With a twinkle in my eye I told her that she might wake up in the morning with a dollar bill rolled up and stuck in the space where the tooth had been. After getting a mental picture of that, she fell to the floor laughing. When she got her breath and stood up she said, "That was a good one, Mama!" I love that it takes very little to make a six-year-old laugh like that.