Last time at our small group, we were talking about praying scripture. Since I have realized how little I do this, and I have started more. It would help if I actually read the Bible more, but what I do know I have started to pray it. I sort of had an "ah ha" moment this morning. I'm a little sick (cold) and was feeling crappy this morning. I started praying and asking God for Kinsey to be "easy" today. Then I realized I should be praying for the strength God promises. Rather than asking for a change in Kinsey to fit how I'm feeling, I'm praying that I will have the strength for whatever comes my way today. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". (Phillipians 4:13)
Speaking of Kinsey, I was re-reading the post before last where I gave an update on how things were going. Well, they're even better than when I posted the update. She is really getting much better at entertaining herself. I've also figured out how to keep her from getting so fussy when she comes home from the babysitter's, because she doesn't nap much over there. If I hold her and snuggle with her for a really long time when she gets home, then she will eventually start crawling away from me and will be happy to play by herself. Her napping is doing better too. She will generally nap 2 hours in the morning and 1.5 hours in the afternoon. She is also sleeping 30 minutes to an hour longer at night so we're up to about 10.5-11 hours overnight. She seems less tired overall.
As for the "twinges" I spoke of in my last blog, I'm even feeling better about that too. I'm not feeling an overwhelming sadness or jealousy. Whew. Thank goodness.
Most of you know my friend Leatrice, but for those of you who don't, please pray for her. She is in the hospital with pneumonia and is having a rough time. You can read her story here.