Friday, March 4, 2011

Ahhhh...

I'm sitting in the hospital getting my monthly Zomeda treatment, so I'm also taking advantage of their wireless internet connection to update. Our dial-up connection at home has always been frustratingly slow, but now it seems to be down right horrible. Either we were totally spoiled by having a wireless connection for the last three months, or our home connection got lazy after having the time off. After a few stops (Santa Fe, El Malpais National Monument Lava Falls, and Focus on The Family - Whit's End in particular), we arrived home on Wednesday last week. It was pure pleasure to walk into our house and know that we would be staying this time. We wondered if Gilead would even remember home, and it was obvious that he did. We had been home only a few hours when he pointed to the top of our dining room china hutch and asked for the candy (cannany or munumanumanum) that we used to keep up there. I have had a wonderful time making a huge mess in every room of the house as I unpack, put the clothes away, remove the clothes from closets and drawers that the kids grew out of while we were gone, empty cabinets to make room for new medications, supplements and products of all kinds, and reorganize the kitchen cupboards. It's homecoming and spring cleaning wrapped up together. I should be finished in another month or two and then we can get back to homeschooling. (That sounds suspiciously like a delay tactic, doesn't it?) The kids can be a huge help. John takes care of Gilead wonderfully well, Nathan usually cheerfully does what I ask him to, Arielle loves to help in the kitchen when she isn't drawing, and Eliana is my little organizer. This morning I walked into our family room to find her folding her basket of laundry, and then she took it upstairs and put her clothes away. (She's 7.) Jeremiah generally does his part by keeping the others occupied with his elaborate imaginary world, and Gilead gets into everything when John isn't keeping him occupied. Now don't they just sound like the kind of kids everyone would like to have? That's because this is a blog and I can portray anything I want to. And today I want to talk very nicely about my children. Check back at a later date for a different picture. Anyway - glad, glad, glad to be home.

11 comments:

Jayanthi Anantharaj said...

I'm so happy that y'all are in your home now and trust that the Lord will continue o strengthen you everyday!

Brandi said...

Folding laundry and puttin it away? Now when I do finally decide to have children one day, I'm sending them to cousin Amy's training school!!! I'll even pay tuition, lol! I'm coming back to the states for a little while, hopefully I'll get to see you while I'm there.

Anonymous said...

They sound like they are glad to be home too. Thanks for the update, Amy. I love you and am praying for you all. Aunt Sarah

Anonymous said...

Welcome home, Amy and family! We love you all and we are praying for you!

Ruth Bustamante

Siberians said...

Thank you so much for the update. We are also glad that you have finally made it back home. I can imagine how you must feel (ALL of you). I hope your kids keep helping when the "newness" of the homecoming has worn off. It sure is nice when they get old enough to do something...isn't it? I am beginning to experience that myself. It sure is nice!! Praying for you and all that needs to be done. Praying that God will give you all the strength you need to carry on. Love you bunches!!

Donna said...

So glad you are HOME! Thanks for the update! As always, you're a great writer!

Cynthia said...

How great that you all are getting settled once again at home! I loved your description of the children. Having 4 in the same age range as yours helps in understanding your description more fully. :) Our kids can be big helpers, too. In fact, Daniella just helped wash the dishes for the first time this morning. She was so thrilled to do so (has been begging me to let her for months - maybe even a year or more), but with everything else I've been trying to do I didn't get around to helping her with it until today. Bad me! I snapped a picture of her shining, helpful face as she scrubbed. Hmmmmm . . . perhaps I can use it in the future to remind her, when her face might not be quite so shining nor helpful while doing the same chore. :D LOL!

It's always great to read your updates, Amy. We love you and pray for you all!

Cousin Cynthia

Anonymous said...

Loving your "realistic" description of your children! :) They are wonderful aren't they?? So glad you are all home thank you for the update!
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

amy and john , you are amazeing. god has blessed you both with so much goodness the last few months. your attitude is remarkable. may god continue to bless each and everyone of you. our only control in life is our eternal life, you have gained so much strength from that. may god bless.

JNorene said...

Amy,
Thanks for the laughs! Your last blogs were very funny, even though it was written in the midst of vomit and sightseeing! Happy Spring! And welcome home!

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