Monday, July 21, 2008

Counting my Blessings

Well, I have to thank the Lord that I have been blessed so much lately and continue to be blessed each day. Friends and family have started giving us baby stuff already and we are so very thankful! So far, the Lord has blessed us with some great used items - a baby gate, safety gadgets (such as doorknob covers), a baby monitor, a pack and play and an almost brand new item too - a car seat! I never expected to be blessed in this way, and I am ever so thankful to the Lord for these gifts so far. He knows how scared I have been about dropping down to one income after December since I have decided to stay home with the baby as long as I can...and this is like His little way of telling me we will be okay.

My parents saved ALL my baby stuff...and I mean really just about ALL my stuff. They saved my crib, blankets, clothes, toys, books and more. I wanted to go through these things with my mom so we could sort and decide what to keep and what not to keep. I was very excited about it! Well, some of these things have been stored at my parents' home and some of it has been in our basement. Well, as you know our house has been undergoing some reconstruction, and fixing up. Well, as it turns out we have had a slight leak in part of the basement..which is where these boxes were sitting. So, we started pulling the boxes out, many of which you could see mold before we even opened them. I was about to lose it. Thankfully, most of the things were still okay in the boxes. We sadly had to get rid of some stuffed animals, books. and some toys. (I hated throwing away books but thankfully again it was not a lot.) In a way it was a weird blessing because we got rid of a lot of my old stuff I had been saving for no good reason (non baby stuff) and threw it away too. Anyways, I HATE mold, and going through my old things was not as fun as I had hoped it would be, but I am thankful we were able to salvage as much as we could. I have to keep counting His blessings. Although, I still HATE mold and it is one of the most evil 4 letter words ever.

P.S. For those concerned..I did wear a mask and hardly touched a thing. The End.

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