Mrs. Nurse Boy here.
Well, I simply can't believe that this is our 200th post! WOW! Nurse Boy originally started this blog for fun. Or, as something else he could ignore on his "Honey Do List." Whoops, did I just type that out loud?
By the way, are you noticing who is doing most of the posting lately?
That is the reason why I REFUSE to mow the lawn. Yes, I am capable. Yes, it would bless my husband. But, mostly, it would be added to my weekly list of to do's. No thank you! There are three things I don't do around the house. I don't clean the cat box (Oh, and the cat barf, but that still counts as one, right?). I don't do the trash (especially now that I have two capable little boys to help out). And, I NEVER mow the lawn. That's right, never.
I do everything else. Before you think my husband is "one of those guys" who doesn't help out and only fills the traditional role of father and husband, I should tell you that my husband does help out around the house. Not with the cooking, mind you, but I really can't complain. He helps out a lot around here. In between his demanding job, going to school, and spending quality time with the kids. I know he has a lot on his plate, but the boy can dish it out so I have to always make sure he can take it, too! ;0)
We have both really enjoyed this blog. We use it as a way to record little outtakes from our life. I hope it is enjoyable and entertaining to all of you.
For those of you who have been reading our blog for awhile, you probably know that this has been a year of change for us. Nurse Boy has a new job, he is working on his Master's, and we have left the comfort of our "old" familiar church to begin a new chapter in our spiritual lives as well. Frankly, it has been exhausting and challenging. Oh, I know. Life is almost always challenging. It would be boring otherwise. Honestly, we are embracing all of it. But, we do have some tough times, of course.
The other day, God reminded me of a time that really blessed both Nurse Boy and I. For our 200th post, I would like to share it with you.
Almost 5 years ago we bought the house we now live in. On moving day, we discovered about 10 reasons why we could not move our family in right away. With no plan B and no where else to go, we moved in with my parents. Nurse Boy and I slept in there living room on the sleeper sofa while the boys shared a bedroom. Our house needed more work than we had ever imagined. We spent our evenings, early mornings, and basically every chance we got working on the house. My parents watched the boys for countless hours while we tried to create a safe place for us to live.
As a mother, this was such a difficult time. I spent my days running back and forth to the house and putting every one's needs before my own. Nurse Boy was in medical sales at the time and was traveling on top of everything else. My spiritual life was suffering as well. My prayers were those of desperation. My time of worship seemed almost nonexistent. I was feeling left behind by my Father above. But, the Lord had not given up on me.
One morning I had to run over to the house very early to let someone in to do some work. Nurse Boy was out of town. I was in the van by myself. I didn't even have the radio on. I was just enjoying the peace and quiet. Suddenly, I knew that I must pray for Nurse Boy. I even debated about praying later on in the day, because it was such a peaceful moment in all of my chaos. Instead, I obeyed. I prayed right there in the van. Driving down the road. Wondering what was so urgent. As soon as I prayed, I felt a sense of peace come over me.
Guess what? When I got to my parents', I forgot all about it. Sad, but true. Later that day, Nurse Boy called me as I was pulling up to the grocery store. He hesitated to tell me that he was almost in a horrible car accident. He told me that his car ended up on a median facing the opposite direction of traffic and he had no idea how he got it there. I immediately knew that was exactly what I had prayed for earlier that day. Nurse Boy WAS NOT the driver that day!
Praise God for his faithfulness! He is blessing all of us, even when we choose not to see it. I am thankful for this challenging year. It will produce growth in each one of us!
I am also thankful for each one of you! Thanks for reading!
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