Wednesday, November 19, 2008

So, I thought I could do everything...

(Yes...I flunked NaBloPoMo with only 2 weeks to go) Just when you think you have it all tucked neatly under your belt (and in your pockets) and you have a handle on everything. You can do it all! You are super woman! That is when God takes a moment to reel you back in to remind you that you need HIM to make it all work! The last couple months have just been a whirlwind of things to do, places to be...I don't have to tell you...if you are a mom you get it. Someone asks you if you can make 4300 cupcakes for the bake sale. There is nothing on your To Do list so you say, "Sure!" Then, behind curtain #2 is the committee at a community organization who has gotten wind of your "talents" and just knows you are the right person to make all of the costumes for the Christmas Pageant. And since, Great Aunt Bessy died, they have NO ONE TO DO IT! "OK," you say. After agreeing to hand sew 35 mice costumes, you try to run ... your feet are going in circles and making that cartoon-y whizzing sound but you are not going anywhere! A giant Curtain #3 stands before you and behind it is your family. These little leeches will suck you dry. They are cute but they are deadly. Wipe my nose. Change my diaper. Call my teacher. Feed me dinner. Help me study. Read me stories. Kiss my lips. (that's the husband) They don't even have to say it, the whining oozes from their poors and if you hesitate for one meesly second they just KNOW that you have chosen cupcakes and costumes over them! Pout. Pout. Pout. I have spent this last couple of months "gathering" projects that either I have put on my plate or other have shared with me. Some are small and completely do-able. Some are larger than life and I think I was unconscious when I said, "yes." Some use my talents and my gifts which make me NOT want to say "no." God gave me talents and gifts so I can use them, right? So, why would I withhold them from people to keep extra hours in my day? Some of the things on my plate are the daily duldrums of a stay-at-home mom. There are a lot of those in a big heaping helping on this plate of mine! And that's OK, too, because I chose this job. I LOVE MY JOB! All of these things are OK in moderation, right? Am I addicted to having a full plate? Ha! That's funny! If that plate has pizza and ice cream on it, you better believe I am calling the addict counselling hot line. But what about when that plate has laundry, prop design, freebie writing assignments, grocery shopping, cleaning, general organization and staying on top of things so my husband doesn't find me at the bottom of a pile of mail gasping for air? What then? So, add to that a horrific accident in front of my home where our dear sweet 3 1/2 year old black lab is hit by an F350 truck that DIDN'T brake! At all! Until AFTER it hit her! Her pelvis is broken in 8 places and the vet has no idea if the Xrays will show a spinal injury. He says if it is just her pelvis, she can heal but if she has no bowel or bladder control over the next couple of days, it will mean the worst. We wait. For days. Yesterday my husband went to see her. She didn't wag her tail. She didn't look at him. She was grimacing in pain. Her belly was distended and she had yet to "move her bowels." I cried all night. As a last resort, I texted all my friends and asked for them to PRAY FOR POOP! My Facebook family was praying and IMing me! We prayed for POOP! The kids prayed over and over for God to heal her! Today when my husband went to see her, her big brown eyes stayed glued to him, she wagged her tail and he said she looked much better. Her belly was less puffy and SHE HAD POOPED!! PRAISE GOD! The Vet said she had even stood up on all fours earlier in the day...only for a couple seconds but she did it. Then he said, "You need to start thinking about your plans for bringing her home!" BRINGING HER HOME! WE ARE BRINGING HER HOME! God is so good. There is nothing too small to pray for in His eyes! He is not BENEATH anything! I prayed for POOP! My TO DO list will be dwindling soon, of course, because I have now earned the honor of being Morgan's nurse!

I'm slowing down. We're taking it one day at a time! The cupcakes and props can Fuzzy Black Princess needs her family!




Rachel said...

Oh my goodness!

I can't tell you how this touched me.

We had a VERY similar looking puppy (beautiful like Morgan - a pure black lab), who was also hit by someone who didn't brake.
Unfortunately, the meanie also backed up over her and doubled the damage.

She didn't make it.

So I was really praying for good news by the end of your post. THANK GOD! I'm so happy for your family :)


♥Lisa♥ @ FinalScore:Boys3Girls2 said...

Yea! for poop!
My moms dog had run face first full force into a brick wall chasing a cat causing spinal damage and after a horrible time with her regular vet my mom took her to a chiropractic vet and after her first treatment she could actually stand and after a couple months walk, run, pee and poop on her own. :)
Im glad your puppers is doing so good so fast!

This Crazy Thing Called Motherhood said...

Yay! I am so glad to see that your beloved pup is gonna pull through!

Keep us updated on her progress, ok?

Unknown said...

Answered prayers, how awesome! I am so happy that Morgan is doing better.

Theresa said...

Slow is good. We just have to learn how to do that.

Glad to hear the pooch is doing better.

Love T

Just Janice said...

Coming out of lurkdom to say I'm SO glad your dog is going to be okay!

T with Honey said...

The thing that always frightens me about incidents like this is the thought "what if that had been a kid instead of a dog?" I lost a dog that way when I was 9, one month after the car accident that killed my father. The entire neighborhood was horrified because the woman was speeding and killed a 70 lb dog on impact. Near a playground.

Here's hoping Morgan has a full and quick recovery!

RefreshMom said...

I'm so sorry your sweetie is hurt, but glad the doctor had good news for you. Our "Tess" wasn't as lucky. Our boys were 5 and 8 years from being born, but they tell the story of losing her "because of fireworks" as though it happened last month. Pets definitely have a life-long impact on a family.

Enjoy your slow-down. It's the perfect time of year to be "forced" to take things at a lesser pace.

noexcuses said...

You gave the post challenge a great fight! You can try it again another time. We all know you can do it!

I'm so happy to hear about Morgan. Another one of God's handiworks. I think this little change will be good for both of you. Morgan gets your full attention, and you can say "no" with no hesitation or guilt.