Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lent and Moving

Yesterday started the 40 day season of Lent. I realize that this is mostly acknowledged in the Catholic faith and tradition, and even though I am not Catholic, my brother in-law is and my husband loves and respects the faith and traditions of Catholicism, so we partake. 
Last year Carter fasted from food sun-up to sun-down....are you kidding me!!! I would be crying and nashing my teeth by the second day (which maybe that is a sign that I should do it, but we will work on that one for next year!) We are doing Lent together this year and we are both fasting from things that mean a lot to us.  So I am here to say that one of the things that I will be fasting from is the computer, from Monday to Friday for the next 40 days.  I think it will be really good for me; helping me to focus on what is important and the upcoming Easter Holiday.  I am allowing myself to get on the computer on the weekends, I figure if I give myself a little designated time that I won't be so prone to screw up and cheat!
Carter and I are excited to observe this time, we are excited for our children to grow up and for us to do it as a family, and most importantly I know that Carter is excited because for him it means that we are one step closer to the faith that he loves and believes in so whole heartedly!

So this is me and Gabe on the couch this morning at FIVE am... 
My poor little man has another ear infection and some sort of virus, I am taking him to the doctor this afternoon! I feel like such a bad mom, I mean he has already had so many ear infections and this is his second virus; what am i doing wrong???
I really would like to keep him healthy for a good solid month, but that just doesnt seem to be happening. WHOA is me :)

In other news we are moving tomorrow! I can not wait. It feels like this has been a long time coming, and I am so ready to get into our new house and make it our home! It is going to be a long weekend on top of an already v.e.r.y long week. With Gabe being sick, carter working 16 hour days (bless his heart!) and trying to get everything straightened out for the move, I may not make it out alive :)
If I do by chance make it out alive, I will try and post some pictures on Sunday!


Shan said...

fun!! love you! Sorry Gabe is sick. Excited for your move!

Megan said...

Sick babies don't make you a bad mom! I bet you are fantastic at making Gabe feel better. We struggled with ear infections as well. I hated to do it so young, but we had tubes put in the twins when they were 13 months. Their hearing was impaired bc of all the fluid. We haven't had an ear infection since, and their hearing tests came back with flying colors!! I stressed so badly every time they were sick, so it's been a huge relief to not have a single ear infection for 6 months. And good luck with the move!! Exciting!

Jess said...

I know EXACTLY how you feel about being a bad mom because of the sickness! I know it's not true in my head and in my heart, but I can't help feeling guilty. You are a great mom! Being so concerned about your sweet baby just proves how much you care for him. Good luck with the move this weekend! Can't wait for our babies to meet soon! :)

michelle said...

love you dear. hope things are better for the little one.

excited for the move!!!! that was to DC, right?!??! :)

Emma Krueger said...

I love you sweet friend! I cant wait to see pics of the new home! I also cant wait to see you in April.I gave Lacy your phone number she is suppossed to be calling you! I am sorry Gabe is sick, and good for you for doing Lent. I love how you share your heart in this post.