Thanks to those of you who voted for Chris's Dare to raise money for USeb. I know several of you donated but didn't include your name in the comments. Thank you to you too. From those who did leave a comment, I'll pick a winner tomorrow.
We haven't done much today. Jonah took a pretty good spill this afternoon and hit his gums, lips, and one cheek on the bottom corner of our TV stand. I was right there, saw it happening, and just couldn't get my hands around him in time. He cried. I cried. He bled. His cheek, upper gums and inner and outer upper lip are very swollen and blistered. He won't let me look at it. He acts okay though, so we'll just see how it's doing in the morning. This learning to stand/walk is such a scary stage. I don't think this fall would have hurt a non-EB child very much at all. He's so brave though. I took him out on the deck to get him calmed down and he was attempting to blow bubbles and mooing again within ten minutes. He's my hero.
I've been distracted this week from my book and Bible reading and worship, so I'm headed to do that now. I am constantly amazed at how I put everything else first, even when I KNOW what I should/want to do and what God desires from me. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate, I do... For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. Satan knows when you are on the brink of coming Home. But I won't be stopped. Tonight, we regroup. :)
I have a little speaking part up on stage (in front of two to three hundred people) tomorrow. Nervous would be an understatement. But I'm confident that God will give me the words (that I've supposedly memorized) and give me the peace to get through it. I'm excited about the new series coming up, which is something along the lines of honestly talking to God. I gotta say, it may hit a little too close to home. Bring it on.