Monday, October 19, 2009

Grace to Carry

I have a question for you. If God told you that he would give you a best friend, and I mean a BEST friends, but you would only have that friend for 15 years, what would you do? I know what my answer would be, a resounding YES!

I read the most amazing book this weekend, Grace to Carry by Marcia Putnam. This book is a must read for any woman no matter where you are in your walk with Christ. It is the true story of two local women and their amazing friendship and how God walked with each of them thru the ups and downs that life brought them. I hope that all women are able to pick up a copy of this book and read it. It will bring you a sense of joy and peace that is unexplainable.

For more information on Grace to Carry, visit www.gracetocarry.com


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Call it what you want, Type A, H1N1, Swine Flu, I'm going with the Pig!

For those of you who know me, it's no secret I'm a germ-o-phobe. It all started when Joey was just 2 years old and Andrew was about 4 months old. Joey was so sick with bronchio-pneumonia that was related to RSV. He also had a double ear infection with it, too. Of course my little baby Andrew got it. RSV in infants can be deadly. This all started just days after Chris had taken a new job that would require him to be out of town for training for 6 weeks. So here I was, with 2 very sick children going to doctors, hospitals and the pharmacy so many times in 2 weeks I couldn't keep track. I knew it was bad when the doctor told me that if Joey didn't respond to the breathing treatment in the office we were taking an ambulance to the hospital. Needless to say, it was an experience I never want to relive. My heart goes out to single mothers. I don't know how you do it! Luckily, Andrew faired much better than Joey. That was a small miracle! So, I finally get everyone healthy, get my husband home from training and I kid you not, the first time we leave the house, Joey shows up with a fever the next day. He ran a fever for 10 days straight. After putting my baby thru more tests, it was determined he had mono! Can you even believe that? A 2 year old with mono? The winter of 2005 is one that will go down in the history books for the Feldt Family. For 2 years after that RSV, just a simple cold would cause Joey's lungs problems. We would be doing breathing treatments around the clock. His lungs developed permanent scarring. Even last year, he had pneumonia three times. Talk about a tale from the 'hood!

As you can see, I have a slight reason to fear germs. They don't like my family. So with this whole pig flu going around, I'm a little on edge. There were over 100 children out of Joey's school yesterday. There is a diagnosed case in Andrew's preschool class. I feel like we are just a ticking time bomb right now. At the MOPS meeting today, we only had 1/2 of the group there because of so many sick moms and kids. For all of you who are staying home to prevent the spread of this virus, I thank you. My kids thank you too! I'm on the look out for this darn pig. If I catch him, I'm going to give him a piece of my mind and show him who is boss! Just think of me as the Big Bad Wolf! Little pig, little pig, let me in... I'm armed and dangerous with my Germ-x, Lysol and bleach!

And for all of you that have been affected by this pig, I am sorry and know that I am praying for you and your health, and the health of your family. Pray for us, too that if we do meet the pig, he will be merciful to us!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

There's a first for everything...

Welcome to my blog, Tales from the 'hood. What is the 'hood you ask? It is the crazy world of Motherhood! The Dear Lord blessed me with motherhood over 7 years ago and it has been quite an adventure. This blog will not be just about my boys, but about the wild ride of being a mother and all the crazy things that go along with motherhood. If you want to know more about me, just click on my profile to find out. I'm hoping this blog will be a way for me to get out my joys and frustrations as well as a way for other women out there to connect.

I'd like to start out with a disclaimer: All views expressed in this blog are my personal views, thoughts and feelings. If you don't agree or like them, then don't read my blog! Simple as that!

Okay, now that I've gotten that off my chest, there are a few other things I'd like to get off my chest.

1. I am madly in love with Jesus Christ! I embarked on a journey a few years ago that has brought me closer to the Lord than I could ever imagine. His Love has started a fire inside me that won't stop burning! Glory to God!

2. I love my husband and children more than anything in this human world. Don't screw with them. It won't be pretty.

3. I'm a social person. I enjoy spending time with my friends. They keep me sane! I'd be lost without my close girlfriends. Some of you live close enough I can walk to your house and others may live hundreds of miles away. Thank God for cyberspace so we can stay connected ;-) MOPS mommies, book club girls, retreat sisters, neighbors, fellow soccer/baseball moms and workout partners, you know who you are!

4. I'm slightly addicted to all things Twilight. Stephenie Meyer is on the top of my "People I want to meet before I die list." Justin Timberlake is #2.

5. I'm also addicted to facebook. Facebook is my main form of communication. Much of my family lives out of state (which saddens me deeply) so facebook is a great way for us to keep in touch. So, if my status updates, picture postings or blog posts upset you, I'm sorry. That is never my intention. I just like to share my day to day happenings (and that of my boys) with my out of town family. If you don't like it or it causes you hurt feelings, then don't look at my postings or pictures. Heck you can hide me from your feeds or delete me as a friend altogether!

6. I have feelings. I cry and get sad. My feelings get hurt. I love others with a passion that can sometimes cause me problems. I am forgiving. I get excited over the little things. I don't like being picked on. I hurt. I want people to like me. I AM HUMAN. I am a strong women, but I do have feelings. Lately I have felt like certain people are picking on me, and it makes me sad. I can handle confrontation. So if you have a problem with me, tell me. Don't gossip about me. I HATE gossip.

7. I miss my sisters. Stephanie, Jamie, Ashley and Anna. You always have a home in St. Louis. I'm blessed that my husband provides well for us, so you will always have a bed to sleep in and roof over your head. I'm always praying for my brother Eric, he needs it.

8. I LOVE music. Life would be so boring without it. I'm listening to Imogen Heap as I type this. Country music makes me want to scream. It is awful. If you like country, just know I'm not hating on you, it just isn't my personal fav.

9. I feel like God is calling me to do wondrous things. I'm just not sure how to go about them yet. That is one of the reasons for this blog.

10. Lastly, I may come off as snotty or judgmental, but please know that I am not that at all! I am one of the most accepting and non-judgmental people you will ever meet. Just because I hold myself to a high standard, does not mean that I expect that of others.

I hope that you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it. Until my next posting, may you all be blessed!