Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lack of Power

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This is exactly what I needed to hear today.

I've been a mess with cabin fever, baby nesting, and planing a 1,000 mile move for the week after our baby's due date.

Just to add to the fun we've been blessed by a surprise baby shower in a little over a week and the next day I'm going to load into a van and drive to the other edge of the state to see my family with Boomba, without Husband.

Oh yeah, all while keeping Boomba safe from allergens.

Will it work out?


Did God know the timing of our move when He blessed us with this gift of a newborn-to-be child?


So what's the big deal?

I'm assuming lack of power to be the culprit.

Why is it so hard to remember and trust that God works for the good of those who love him?

I think every one of my posts (unless it's a recipe) centers around this "issue".

Basically I've created a blog about our lack of power.

It seems so simple.

Trust God, since no matter what it's Him who will provide anyway.

It would be the best for everyone if we could actually do this.

But I can't.

Even hind sight distorts memories into worry-free days.

Looking ahead, that's a completely different sight looking through sinful eyes.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Commercial Win

Grace. Creativity. Poise. Confidence. Matter-of-factly.

These are the attributes I always imagined handling this situation with.
Turns out I'm just glad I didn't cry.

Boomba is 2 1/2 and that means he is old enough to be a recipient of TV ads and commercials. As we watched TV a few nights ago I didn't expect that commercial to be the one that got to him.

I thought for sure it would be the Lego commercial. Or maybe BeyBlades...
Not this.

As I watched the ice cream commercial dreaming of the day I could sneak out of the house and steal an ice cold creamy sweet melt-in-your-mouth treat, I was interrupted.

"Boomba want ice cream!" he said with the specific delight only ice cream can conjure.

Pregnancy Hormones.
Allergy Mom Frustrations.
Just plain caught off guard, maybe.


I have searched the big box stores and health foods stores alike to find an ice cream suitable for Boomba's needs. If it isn't laced with Casein, it has Soy or Coconut in it.

The truth is for my own birthday party in March I made an ice cream alternative. It was the first time we broke the tradition of celebrating my birthday with an ice cream cake. I made Lemonade Ice Tea Sorbet. It was good. It wasn't ice cream, but it was good.

For whatever reason this moment of my son coming to me with a request just got me. So now it's my own personal mission to make my own Rice Milk Ice Cream because tonight we have a Social Event to go to! It's a family friend's birthday celebration and I want Boomba to get his wish: ICE CREAM! If you'd like to read about how our last Social Event went you can click here.