Last night we had a severe thunderstorm pass through town with tornado producing winds. I cannot stand bad storms that send me to the basement especially when I am home alone with Charles. I am so thankful that it was a quick system and not one that stuck around. The system was in and out within 30 minutes or so. As soon as it was through I prayed thanking God for his protection and for a quick storm with little time having to be spent in the basement.
True to my word I am letting you in on details now that I finished this book about two days ago. This book is jam packed with family and life changing events. If you have ever battled cancer you will feel a great connection to the main characters in this book. Add in a few crazy Italian family members and you have a fun story about love and grace. That is all I am going to give you about the book---you are going to have to read to find out more.
Last night I started this book. I didn't get very far because I was up with an upset baby. I only read while waiting on Charles to go back to sleep-reading in between his crying spells. I am looking forward to seeing how the story comes along. So far all I know is that a young couple adopted a sweet baby boy from a lady that found out she was pregnant right after her boyfriend was put in prison. The biological father is now being released from prison and has no idea he has a son.
Tears: Last night Charles woke me up crying at 11:30pm. This really scared me because he rarely wakes up in tears anymore. I went in his room and patted him and that was not going to cut it. We rocked for 20 minutes and then he started playing around so I laid him back down. He slowly went back to sleep and stayed asleep for only about 15 minutes before scream crying again. At this point I was like something is bothering him. The last time he did this was when he was cutting teeth. Before going into his room this time I got some Tylenol for him. Between the Tylenol and rocking for another 20 minutes he was back in his bed. Finally the medicine did its job after a little over an hour. Within that hour or so I had to go in his room a few times to pat his back. I'm not sure if we are battling another tooth or not yet. I just know I was up from 11:30 pm until 2:00 am this morning and up by 7:00 am. All I know is that I am so thankful that I don't always have to parent alone all the time or that I am not a military wife. I just could not do this job by myself for any length of time. Between the storm and a crying baby last night I am so HAPPY Patrick will be home tonight!!!! God bless single parents I will now be praying for you each night.