here. I was so upset by Bethany's 4 year well visit I MADE Joe take Joseph to his 4 year well visit. It was my turn again, so I have been DREADING this appointment since the beginning of the year and even put it off for months because I didn't think I could handle it in May, being postpartum. I had to be prayed up and emotionally strong for this.
Jenna was also in the 25% for height at 39 and half inches. She is in the 25% for weight at 34 lbs. She is such a tiny thing, Brady weighs only 2 lbs less than her.
After the doctor left the room, we were waiting and I had to tell Jenna she was getting a shot. She and Bethany both had gotten their blood checked by getting their finger pricked and as always Jenna bravely didn't make a peep and volunteered to go first. She smiled when I said she was getting a shot and thought I was teasing. When she realized I wasn't teasing she said, "Mommy, I don't want a shot." I told her I didn't blame her but she had to get it and it would be really fast. Then she asked me, "Is it only 1?" I hesitated and told her it was 3. She said she was going to hold her breath while she got them.
I took the three oldest to an awesome fieldtrip to a local radio station this week and we went to library for the first time since summer. It was super strange to only have the three and all of them able to get in and out of the van on their own. They all stood where they were supposed to, no one had to be carried or fed or changed or shushed or chased or dragged or strapped in or distracted or.... They listened and asked questions when asked, they were awesome. I could so get used to that, it's not in my near future, but it was nice to know it will happen some day! This afternoon Brady and Anne were napping and the house was unusually quiet. The three older kids were all reading and looking at library books. I was thinking, "Why haven't we been to the library since summer?!"
10,000 reasons and 10,000 more to give thanks for this life we are living.
Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
21 Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
22 Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.