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…about last week


Sorry for all of the sponsored posts last week. I really do hate when it happens that way. The good part is the wheels on my car shall roll for another month and Addison will have a classroom to sit in.

Speaking of Addison.

Last week was one of the worst hands down that I’ve had in awhile. On Tuesday, our 9th wedding anniversary Addison fell down the stairs and knocked out her front tooth. Knocked it clean out.

Devastated.

I’m the type of person that will hold back those crying fits for months and then one thing will happen to trigger the Niagara Falls of tears and this accident was it. She was fine from the time we picked her up after the fall. NEVER cried…Not once, even when they pulled the tooth because it was dangling.

Me? Cried the entire week. I cried because she fell and I saw her and couldn’t catch her. Cried because all I wanted to do was call my mother and have her tell me children have accidents and to be thankful it was only her baby tooth. Cried for all of the frustrations I have had for the past few months and felt I didn’t have the time to cry.

I am thankful that when I cry God is always with me and I have comfort in knowing that I can take these times to trust Him to restore me…and he has.

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On top of all that drama, I served as a substitute at Addison’s school and all of that crying must’ve weakened my immune system and I found myself with a cold. I’ve been hacking, coughing and one day last week was sure when I opened my mouth to check out my tonsils I was going to see flames.

So last week was spent crying, nursing a cold and just feeling out of sorts. Woke up Saturday feeling a little better. Every thing has run it’s course and I’m ready to start anew for September.

Friday night my son’s school had a family night and we went . We all needed some air and fun. Cause when Mama ain’t been right all week everybody needs some relief.

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Finally went out and took off my summer wreath and started to decorate the porch for fall. I’ll do an in process post tomorrow.

Summer front porch

I’ve decided to reuse the rug inside since it is outdoor/indoor. It had a few spots so my little helper came out to help me.

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ANY time a water hose is involved, I consider myself helped.

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She was even happy to get down with the toothbrush and detergent to scrub those stubborn spots. She wanted to do it. I promise.

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God is good.

I am happy to have been forced to take the time to really deal with my pain and continue on my faith building journey at the expense of having a snaggletoothed four year old. It all works together….

How was your week? Anything special?

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11 Comments

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    LaShawn
    September 7, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Ahh last week.. aren’t you grateful for new beginnings? I am. Last week was horrid. I’m working on a new beginning this week! Fresh starts are always good.
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    K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy
    September 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    “It all works together for the good of those who love the Lord.” One of my favorite scriptures for sure. Sorry about Addison losing her tooth, but glad she didn’t have any other serious injuries. Our current place has two flights of steps and God knows my biggest fear is that one of the kids is going to take a tumble down them.

    I think cold season is around because my family dropped off cold germs when they came to visit Labor Day weekend. The kids got sick and then I got sick. Told the Mr he’s lucky his job keeps him being here to really infected. I’ve been thinking about getting back into the classroom in some shape or form. I do enjoy being around kids and teaching/subbing is a great way to touch young lives.

    Here’s a great start for this week!
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    Law_Fal
    September 7, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Awww poor thing. I’m glad it was only a baby tooth and I felt hers and your pain just from reading this. Lord knows I know all bout a hard fall. I’m glad this month can be a fresh start for all of us. Tears are so necessary at times to release and let go of what has been building up inside of us. I’m praying this month and the entire season is spectacular for all 🙂
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    Candace
    September 7, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Through times like this I learned to “count it all joy”…thank God for listening ears and restoration. Here’s to an amazing new week!
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    Aracely
    September 8, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Aww Addison! It’s so funny how she didn’t shed a tear. My son fell and lost his front tooth at age 3 playing with his big sister way back when and I cried like a baby. I’m not sure what that was about. I’m glad you’re feeling better. Press on!
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    Erika at BluLabel Bungalow
    September 8, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Had no idea all this was going on at the house. I wish I had consoled you more when you told be you were upset about Addison’s spill. Thank God you’re on the mend. I never doubt you being in good hands

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    Bunnie
    September 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Glad you are on the mend. You are an awesome mama and survivor. Thanks for the candid post, a reminder that we are all doin the best we can and to keep the faith.
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    Shon
    September 8, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    So sorry to hear this friend. I am grateful that Addison is fine and only a babytooth was involved. I praise God for your breakthrough and rest time. Thanks for always keeping it 100. Blessings to you and the family this week.

    We had a pretty eventful week and I received a big revelation that I am still processing. God is amazing and so patient with us.
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    Krissy
    September 8, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    aww hey bew! I’m glad you’re feeling better and my Addy is okay. Call me if you need me any time. You know I’m always around.
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    Kristen
    September 9, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    GOD is good. Your are a strong Mama! Glad everyone is doing better!

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