Been a long time but here’s my post

Nonna and Miss Marlene

I know it has been a long time since I have last written a blog, and for that I am sorry. We have been super busy at our house preparing for a little surprise that I will announce at a later date. My daughter has also been pretty ill lately. She had what started out as a small infection on her leg and ended up having to have surgery and has now been in the hospital for almost 4 days because she cannot keep anything down. My mom has been such a huge help during this time. She is sitting here now while I type on the computer (don’t worry mom I am listening to my homework video) and do my homework/blog. 

My husband has been working crazy hours lately, our son’s birthday is coming up, we celebrated our anniversary, planning for our vacation, my father-in-law is getting worse, and it just seems like everything is falling apart. You want to know how I keep pushing through it all? I look at my children. That’s my why. They are why I do so much and try to make everything perfect for them. Yeah my kids may not remember their birthday parties where we had real live princesses there or how this toy story party is going to be a big one, but that’s what I like to do. I like to see my kids happy. Having Marlene in the hospital right now has been killing me. I hate seeing my baby so sick and not being able to do anything for her anymore. It started off that she was just in so much pain, and now has turned into something so much worse. They have her on iv fluids but she isn’t having many wet diapers. Plus, when they try to feed her, she can’t keep it down at all.

My family has been a true blessing through all of this. My dad is watching my son as we speak, my mom is watching Marlene so I can type, and tomorrow their Uncle is going to watch Liam if we have to stay the night again. BEST PART COMING UP. The girl’s mom let us facetime the children while we are in the hospital. It meant a lot to me. It truly did, because for once Marlene was actually happy and smiling to see her sisters. I was shocked but even more so thankful. It meant a lot to see Marlene happy and smiling to see her sisters. It was a breath of fresh air after nights of her being miserable. Maybe this is a stepping stone for us. I hope so!!! (:

Thank you to everyone who is on my Instagram and Facebook that has been praying for my family lately. It truly means a lot. Hopefully we can go home tonight and if not today then tomorrow. I will indeed keep everyone updated on Facebook and Instagram as well. remember to never hesitate to message me!

 

Love and peace always, 

Ginger Mama

Marriage

Oh boy where do I begin with this one. The first year of marriage is HARD. Getting used to being around someone for a long period of time, getting used to bad habits, the arguing, not seeing eye to eye, and more is really tough. I wont lie, there are days I want to strangle my husband, but I love him dearly!

He has been off work since February because he broke his femur, and it has been rough! Constantly around each other 24/7. I can catch a break. Before when the children would nap I could get 2 hours to myself and relax or clean up for the day. Now I’m lucky to get 10 minutes to myself! I really enjoyed the time together the first couple of months because he works long hours, but after that became enough.

He is my everything from my rock to my best friend. He helps with the cleaning, kids, and cooking so  I cant complain too much. He may have his moments, but what man doesn’t. You ask any couple if their husband annoys them at times or gets on their nerves and they will all say of course! No matter how many arguments my husband and I may get into we will always love one another. Marriage takes patience and time. Especially at my house. with all the organized mayhem and the kids we have to have patience and seems like we never get enough time.

In 1 Corinthians 7:28 Paul says “Those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.” This verse goes to show that just because you guys may fight or have bad times together that it doesn’t mean you have a bad marriage, it simply states that you are experiencing a tough time right now.

My husband and I argue, but I respect him and try to show him that respect daily even though sometimes it is hard. Every man wants to feel respected just like every woman wants to feel loved. Ephesians 5:33 states, “However each one of you must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” This is something good to know if you are new to a marriage or are struggling in one. This is why when we fight and then get over it my husband will always know that I do respect him. I hope that some of you learn some from this blog and will be excited to read more on marriage from me.

 

Ginger Mama