Welcome and Blessings!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I have named this blog "Running to the Cross" because that is what I often find myself doing...running to be with my Lord Jesus! I often cover many aspects of life on my blog, as it is my journal. I used to write things down in all sorts of notebooks, but my writings would soon be lost. So I decided that it was time to start a blog and share my thoughts and ideas with others. Many topics you will find here are prayers, homemaking and organization, children and pregnancy, funny stories, and the challenges of parenting and motherhood. If you enjoy my blog and leave me a comment, you are likely to have me visit! I love meeting others and gleaning from the lives of others. May you be blessed! Your friend in Christ, Heather

Friday, March 21, 2008

Life is a BLUR!!!!

Wow...what a week! I have been writing this entry in my head for several days now, but I have not found the time to write it until now.

Last week became quite interesting when my dear friend found herself in premature labor...she was only 24 weeks along and thankfully they stopped her labor. However, my husband and I took care of her two very young children... an 18-month-old boy and a 3 1/2-year-old girl. Now I know what it is to have 7 children under the age of 7-years-old!!! And 9 children 10 1/2 and younger...BUSY!!!

It was a very busy blessed two days! WE were blessed more than the family that we helped. Those two days were full of smiles, laughter and fun!!! Our house lighted up with a joy that I have never known! The children were very well behaved, needless to say and we said goodbye to our friend's children almost tearfully. When they left the house seemed SOOO quiet...

The LORD had His hand in when they were supposed to go home, though, because just as soon as they left, my husband and I got sick...then each of our 5 youngest (our girls)....our boys still haven't had it. It is the cough with a runny nose and fever.

I haven't had a fever like that since I was in college!!! I got the fever part on Sunday and had the fever Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday...finally it left Wednesday afternoon and we were expecting my brother-in-law and his wife on Thursday (yesterday). I am still battling with laryngitis and a horribly painful cough, but I think I am on the mend. My husband didn't stay sick for long, but some of my other children are still dealing with a little sickness.

So, as far as my attempts to rise earlier...HA!!! didn't happen, but I am still hopeful! I did get more of my house spiffied up on Wednesday & Thursday so I am making headway on my plan to have my house in order by the end of April...

Hopefully, as I get stronger from being sick (boy did that virus hit me hard!) I will be rising earlier to exercise, plan and blog! But, not sure how soon...my internet connection is now much slower than what I was used to so I don't seem to have as much time as I used to.

I apologize to all of my readers who have missed reading my blog on a regular basis. I mainly had to stop because I wasn't tending to things in the home like I should...I was too distracted by the computer. Now I am on it so little that I am rarely seen on it! LOL!

But I miss writing simply because sometimes it is my way to "vent". And I love having all of my bloggy friends leave comments... I sometimes get lonely for some adult conversation...as my husband is quite a busy man and once he stops I am usually zoned out on the couch. This year has just been a blur for me...

Just think...in August baby girl was born early...then busy trying to get school going...making cookies for Christmas...then moving...now unpacking and organizing mixed in with caring for extra children and sickness...I am missing a huge chunk of time simply because I can't remember all that has gone on but I have been one busy lady!!! And to top it all off...my sister is getting married at the end of APRIL!!! That means we have another trip to take to the midwest!!! That is a 2-3 day drive!!!

I'm dizzy!!! My world is spinning!!! Lord grant me grace!



Leanne said...

Don't stress out about being away from the computer and not getting to blog! There will come a time for it when it's time...

Now it's time for you to just concentrate on your family, and I need to do the same thing! Sometimes it's a love/hate relationship with this computer...especially when I spend too much time on here, like I did tonight!

So bye for now!!! lol!

Leanne in Longview

Mercy said...

I haven't been blogging since my little boy was born. I haven't been reading blogs either. I've checked yours every so often and I'm so happy for your new move!!! Looks so beautiful. You are truly blessed. :-)

I completely understand the balance you are seeking. I often feel the same way. Either I am off completely or I'm not.

Better go finish the dishes...baby is sleeping.

Rebekah said...

This is my first time visiting your blog, but I can totally relate to how you felt being sick. I had practically the exact same thing about a month ago and it was terrible!

I actually found your blog when I did an internet search for helpmeet, and it brought up the post you had about it. It was very encouraging and definitely something to strive to be.

Have a blessed day!