It is winter again, after some really weird weather with all the snow melting and terning our streets into ice rinks it has finally gotten back to normal weather. We got about 8 inches of snow yesterday and it is beautiful out side.
So I have been inspired by every one's postings. I really liked Amy's about the mundane. I think that we can get into rut with our life and think that is mundane and that there is nothing to share with others. But then when I start to think about all the things that are going on in my life and the lives of loved ones around me, my eyes are opened that the mundane is really the miracle. Mom and I where talking about that yesterday in the car as we where running around taking Ray to therapy the Smith kids back to there house, and Wallmart for some sweats for mom to where after her hip surgery. What a Miracle that day was. Not just the miracle that Ray is alive and can go to therapy and that Abigale is alive so her older siblings need some tending or the blessing of mom finding funding for her hip surgery. But the even smaller things like I have a car that will fit all the kids in it and we have never had to worry about how we are going to feed every one. Our heavenly father really has a plan for us. It is an awesome event when you have to sit and be still long enough to learn what that plan is. I have been so blessed to not have any other dept but our house and cars so with careful planning and we can almost make all our ends meet with Ray's SSA. I have started a practice and it is very small and I get very stressed and think that I need to be doing more or something and then I realise If I was dong more the family would not be getting Medicaid and Rays medical would not be covered and it really needs to be covered just his therapy's cost over $2000.00 every month. I also would be spending more time away from my family and they really don't need that and I would not be able to help mom when she has her surgery or have Tammy's kids three days a week. You see the lord has a plan, and his for me right now is to be still and take care of my family. He has provided a way for me to do that. I just need to remind myself that he is in the drivers seat. What a miracle our mundane life is.
Yesterday was Kyle's Birthday! I can not believe that he is 10!
Can I be that old? I am so glad we were able to celebrate his birthday with the Earls and Grandma and Grandpa because I have been very busy for the past couple of days. I was called in to assist at couple of births and that is always fun but very tiring. It was so fun to help a mom have her first baby 10 years from the day I had my first baby. It was double fun because I was assisting the women who assisted with Kyles birth I think that's very cool.
When I got home last night at 10pm I asked Ray what he did while I was gone and we talked a little. Then he says " Before I forget there was water dripping from the celling and I climbed up in the attic to find out what was going on and I cut a hole in the ceiling."
"You did what!"
you see Ray is not to do projects while I am gone. He is doing really well but if he has a laps in judgment which he is prone to do these days some one is to be around to help.
I was stunned. I reminded him that we have that leak every year when the weather worms up to melt the snow of the roof and he should of waited for me to come home to check it out.
He then told me that the laps in judgment was not that he went into the attic space and took a piece of Sheetrock of the ceiling it was that we had not done it before his brain injury. It is hard to argue with that logic. But I still don't think it was a good idea for him to go in the attic with out another adult in the house.
So not much going on in the McKimmey Family and I think that it is a blessing the kids are doing there chores, Ray is hanging out with Dad he does that a lot lately I think it is good for both of them and I am " working" on the computer I should be making up flyer's or preparing for a presentation that Rinn and I are giving in Palmer on the 21st but here I am checking every ones blogs and thinking how I miss having everyone close not that we have all lived close together but there has been some when we are closer than others. Tammy my thoughts are constantly with you, Lily saw one of the pictures of Abigale and said " that is what dad looked like". We love you guys so much.