Since I first requested prayers...
The fire is still raging, but is now 50% contained, so hopefully, it will not spread...there are close to 200 homes that have been destroyed...it is utterly devastating to think of...continue to pray for the men and women who are fighting this fire, and the families affected by it.
My nephew seems to be doing better - but continued prayers are appreciated as now the Ethiopian government is looking at making Skype and Facebook illegal...prayers for their living situation and safety are, as always, coveted...at this time, I only know that my nephew is responding to the medication, and seemingly on the mend.
My High School friend's baby girl is also doing better - please be praying!!!! She is out of the cooling bed, but not eating well, still has some sort of blockage making breathing on her own difficult - she was to see ENTs and respirartory specialists yesterday and have some MRI's done to assess organ status - since she had no blood to her organs, they may be stunted, completely useless, OR (we're praying) just fine...she obviously will not be allowed to come home until the breathing and eating issues are resolved. Pray for them - they're living at the nearby Ronald McDonald house right now, with their 2 sons who are 5 and not quite 3...it's a stinky situation...
As for the homefront - BB and I had a long discussion the other night about how he feels I'm "not here" - I'm pre-occupied and not focused on the things I promised when we married. His words, not mine...I told him that I felt that I was doing all the work at home - from minor repairs to housework to finances...that there just wasn't any balance, and that when he did have free time, it was spent going to auctions, instead of doing something as a family, or even letting me have an hour to go to the library myself, or shop by myself, or even do a weekly Bible Study at our local coffee house on Thursday evenings.
We talked about what we expected from one another, and how those expectations may need to be altered since the children came along...
While it was frustrating to begin with, and the discussion was NOT pretty, I, at least, feel better about things.
Somewhere, in the midst of being parents, as well as being a married couple, we lost sight of how to balance things, and how the new dynamic of the family had changed things.
I don't want to end up in 10 - 15 years wondering who this man I wake up next to is, as I see so many people doing...I want BB and I to still grow our relationship with one another as friends and lovers, as well as parents.
I appreciate all the prayers and thoughts, and the letting me dump my crazy, big, fat, loud, obnoxious Italian self all over here!