There are constant signs that my little baby is growing up. He is sprouting independence. He is starting to wonder just a little further. We went to the bank and I was standing in line and he asked, "Mommy can I sit in those chairs over there." The chairs were not too far out of my reach so I said yes. He will want to look at something down the aisle a little bit in the store. It feels foreign to have him leave my side even though it's just a few feet. He sounds so grown up asking in such a proper way. Speaking of growing up. He is always asking me if he is going to grow up soon. For the past month or so he has been in such a hurry to grow up. He sees bigger boys do things and he wants to do them. I told him he is still too little to do those things. Yes, he will grow up soon but I wish it was not sooo fast. Yesterday day he was eating jello and he asked Gary if it was going to help him grow up. Gary's answer was yes. Josiah's reply was, "I want to grow up just like daddy." =)
Time goes by so slowly when you are young but it just flies by as we get older.
Josiah: Where's Jesus at? Me: He's in Heaven. Josiah: Is he at his house? Me: Yes. Josiah: Is he with his mom? Me: Yes. Josiah: Where is his mom? Me: In heaven. Josiah: What kind of house is he at? Me: A mansion. Josiah: A mansion house? Me: Yes.
I got a flier on our door inviting us to a local church that is less than 2 miles from our house. They were having a grand opening on Saturday and would have snow for sledding and snow ball fights, there would be bounce houses and a carriage ride. It was free to everyone. My neighbors that are not saved got the same flier and decided they were going to go and we joined them. Saturday I was getting ready to go and trying to convince Josiah to get ready. I told him, "Come on let's get ready to go bye bye. We are going to the snow." Josiah: Where's the snow? Me: It's at a church not far from here. Josiah: I don't know what you are talking about. Me: You don't? Josiah: Yeah, I don't. Snow is far away. Me: This is special snow that they brought to the church and we are going to go and play in it.
My boy is getting too smart. Can't convince him that the snow is near. Sometimes he amazes me with what he knows and how well he can communicate what he knows.
Last time I went up to visit my parents my mom gave Josiah a Noah's ark music box. It has the ark, a rainbow, a bunch of animals and of course Noah with a shepherd's hook. Josiah was looking at it today and after a few seconds he started a conversation with me that went like this... Josiah: Mommy there's a boat. Me: Yes, that's the ark. Josiah: It's a boat ark. There's a daddy. What's that daddy's name? Me: His name is Noah. Josiah: Noah has a candy cane.
Gary started a with a new company about a month ago. Quitting his old job we knew we wouldn't have health insurance until the new jobs health insurance kicked in. This isn't the first time we have been without health insurance and everything was fine so I prayed we would be okay until we had it again. Friday evening I realized Josiah had pink eye and there is discharge. I found out from the internet that if there is discharge it's a bacterial infection and we need to contact the doctor within 24 hours. I was so stressed out we don't have insurance and it's the weekend so if he is seeing any doctor it's the emergency room. We just cannot afford this. I was upset with God and I told him. I prayed everything would be alright and God allowed my son to get pink eye. He couldn't wait until we got insurance. I just didn't know what to do so I slept on it the next morning I decided I would call Josiah doctor's office even though it's closed because I didn't know what else to do. The recording gave me an after hours phone number to call. So I called it and got the operator asking me how to direct my call. I told her I think I need to talk to a nurse. I sat on hold for a bit and the nurse answered. I told her I think my son has pink eye and I don't have insurance. Therefore, I don't know what to do. The nurse said they can call in the medicine, after 24 hours they consider them treated and he is no longer contagious. She told me if it's not better in a couple of days though then they would need to see him. She told me she would ask the doctor for the cheapest medicine. Later I called the pharmacy and asked if they had Josiah's medicine. She said they did and she would need his insurance info. I told her we don't have insurance so we will have to pay for it out of pocket. She put me on hold to find out how much the cost was. She came back with, "It's $4" So again I had to go to God in prayer this time graveling. I had panicked and got all upset and God was looking out for us and he was answering my prayer to protect us while we had no insurance. I had built this huge mountain in front of me and it was a small little $4 bump. Josiah's eye looks great and he is fine. Thank you Lord for being trustworthy even when we are not trusting you.
Finally! I had to jump through 5000 hoops to be able to post on this thing!!!! Good grief! Anyways, now that I made to to post something, I of course forgot what I wanted to say!!!! I liked your post. Thank you for being so real and open. It was a good reminder for me also, that God makes all thi