Kadence had the wonderful opportunity of sitting on her Harley that Papa gave to her. Right dad?
So my heart was broken last night. Kadence caught some sort of bug, food poisoning, or something and was throwing up half the night. Now that alone is a heart breaker, but her sweetness through it, even in her sickness, is what hurt the most. Heather and I were enjoying dinner together. I decided to check on the girls and look at the video monitor. Keep in mind, we put them to bed over an hour ago. So I look and see that Kadence is sitting up in her bed, holding her favorite blanket, but she was being very quiet. I just assumed she got a second wind and decided to sit up and play a little while, like she does from time to time. Only this time, she was being very quiet and just sitting there starring straight ahead, like she was in lala land. So of course, this peaked my interest and I kept watching her. She just sat there still like that, for like 10 minutes before she finally halfway bent over and “somewhat” laid down. Her butt was sticking way up in the air and her arms were just straight back. She never lays quite like this so I asked Heather to look at her and see if she thought she was being odd. Like a good mother,:) she just said “just go check on her”, and so I did. From that moment, my heart was shattered and the rest of the night was horrible. I found that she had thrown up all over the inside of her crib, in every direction. She didn’t want to lay down because she was surrounded in nastiness. I felt absolutely HORRIBLE! She was so exhausted, she had finally given up and just laid down in it. So now, she was covered in it. The poor child never once cried or fussed. She had no idea what was going on. All she knew is she didn’t feel well and she just wants to fall asleep. So needless to say, she slept with mommy and daddy last night, for what sleep she got. And when she needed to relieve herself again, she wasnt alone anymore and we helped her through it.
I learn something new everyday. God is constantly teaching me something through my children and my wife. And much like how I felt last night. When I just held her and let her sleep on me, I wanted to take her place so very bad, but there was nothing that I could do. God reminded me this morning, In that same way, He loves us that much and even greater. And He did take our place. So with that thought in mind, I just encourage everyone that will, let us remember the true meaning of Christmas this season. And dont forget to reach out to those around you in need. And just be there and not let anyone find themselves all alone. Have a blessed day
Yesterday, my 112 pound German Shepard Colby, my little buddy, and otherwise known as Kadence and Braelynn’s body guard, almost left us. Somehow he swallowed his favorite ball that he plays with. It was stuck down in his throat blocking his ability to breathe. Thankfully, grandmom was outside with him and noticed something was wrong and came and got me. We were able to see the ball way down his throat and thankfully her hands were small enough to get her fingers around the ball and pry it back up and out. He’s doing well now. But I kindly asked him to “NEVER SCARE ME LIKE THAT AGAIN”. I’m thankful to God that Colby is ok and for Grandmom being there to notice something wrong and help me save his life. Lesson learned here, don’t let your big dog play with small toys or balls. It’s not fun! Afterwards Kadence and I enjoyed a little time with him in the front yard. 🙂
The girls and I were playing in the back yard today and my youngest Braelynn was cracking me up! Ive never heard her laugh so much at one time. Unfortunately I missed most of it for the camera, to share it with everyone. So heres a snippet of what I got. If your interested, I put the longer version on the youtube page.
Kadence has gotten to where she loves to give Braelynn hugs. 🙂 Cutest thing you’ve ever seen!
As a man who loves the Lord and who tries to surrender to Him daily, like all of us do, I still fall short at times. Honestly, I didn’t know it, but I’ve never truly understood the forgiving Love God has for us until Kadence and Braelynn came along. 🙂 I’m overwhelmed with joy each day by their love towards me. They reach for me and count on me to be there for them. And there is nothing I wouldn’t do in this life, for them. And in that same way, God is always there to take our hand and lift us out of whatever we are going through, and feeling or even the messes we have made and put ourselves in, by making bad decisions. Always remember, just surrender your life daily to the Lord, and ask for His forgiveness. Then move forward, knowing God has forgiven you and He is right there with you. He is our loving Father who will never turn away from us. He will always be there. Have a wonderful and blessed day.
Braelynn loves to rock out now. Watch her head bang in this video: