Thanks so much for all of your kind words...and sympathy.
As far as Miss Muffin goes, my sweet, little, strong-willed girl has been on her best behavior so far today. I think my prayers are being heard loud and clear! I have started making sure to lay my hands on her and pray every single night (I did this the time before when we were having issues, at Dr. Dobson's suggestion) instead of just praying with her before she goes to bed. She keeps reminding me that Pawpaw will share his jelly beans with her when he finds out that she's being such a good girl. Whatever works! She had a mini-sweet attack yesterday when I gave her a popsicle and called me a "sweet child"! I always tell her she's a sweet child when she does something especially kind.
Now, about the move. After lots of work yesterday, I feel a little more relaxed. We moved a few of my favorite things out to the building for short term storage and will be taking them to my sister's house for the long term. Me, my mom and my sister often rotate certain pieces of furniture, so this isn't anything all that new. I'm trying all of my old real estate tricks to make our house feel a little bigger and look neater. I always keep the house clean, so that's not an issue. We are still in de-clutter mode and plan to put our desktop computer into storage in my old "hope chest". I may be computer-less for a while. *Sigh* What will I do? Big Daddy will be taking his beloved laptop to my parents', leaving me without anything .
Not to worry about me and my bad habits, though. Big Daddy realizes that the Internet offers me some sort of something that I do not get from my normal interactions during the day. Is it the blogs or the entertainment "news"??? I'm not sure. Anyway, he'll be buying me a "baby computer" sometime soon. Muff absolutely loves the mini laptops and we figured this would be a cheaper alternative to another "big" laptop. It seems like we've spent an insane amount of money lately on techo-thingys. My other "free" time without Big Daddy may be spent with my sweet Mommy friend April and Muff's future husband, Christopher, on their farm. April's husband is guessing that one of their mama goats will not want to nurse her new babies and they'll be a "baby" to bottle feed. Just kidding...I'm not ready to move to the farm yet. Maybe I will try to get out and have lunch with friends once in a while so that I don't become a lonely, single mother who has only her baby computer to keep her company...and her assortment of firearms. **Sigh** I'm sure things will be just fine.
I so appreciate your prayers. We are hoping for our house to move quick so that we can move on. Big Daddy already has an area to build and a house picked out (super-close to my parents & sister). We looked at a home under construction and Big Daddy wants the same house, but with a few interior changes. So, Lord willing, it will eventually happen. We are around an hour from my family, so being close to people who can help with the kids at a moments notice will be new for us. We are and will still be a half hour from his family, but they have never kept The Muffin and we don't visit them that often. I never thought we would live in my hometown, but being near my family will be great!!
My prayer goes something like this:
Dear Lord, please be with Maggie as she sleeps and help her to have sweet dreams and not to wake me up tonight. (seriously) Please let me and Big Daddy be the parents that You want us to be and lead and guide her the way that You want us to. Please help us to conquer her strong-will without hurting her sweet spirit and help us to all be good to one another. And Thank You for allowing us to be her parents. In Your name, Amen.
I really think it has made a huge difference in her...and me.
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