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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Monday, October 19, 2009

A shocking sight!

Tonight I would like to prove to you that I have no vanity at all.

Well, perhaps I have a little vanity. That is why it hurts to post this. But I have more humor then I have vanity, so here it is.
Note the arched looked of surprise in my eyebrows. That is not because Andy snapped my picture while I was unaware. No, that is because there is glue stuck in them, and they are being pulled upward. I am getting a "facelift" this week. A free, slightly painful, completely nonproductive one.

The first layer is circle "probes", glued directly to my head. The technician who put them on said they are a pain to get off, and that nail polish remover is what they have found works best. I am sure my hair is going to LOVE that.
The second layer is gauze, wrapped around and around, even under my chin.
Finally is the beautiful stocking cap. The tech was actually laughing as she tried to stuff the last of my hair up in it. I had commented several times about how big my hair was, but she had curly hair too, so didn't mind and just worked around it. But, as she tried to fit the top layer on she said, "Girl, you really do have big hair."
For those of you in my family, that line will be really, really familiar.
I almost choked with laughter.
But, tonight when I was getting the boys ready for bed, Zion looked at me with the adoration that only a three year old can possess and said, "Mommy, I like your new hat."
Since he can love my new hat, and me in it... I guess you all can see me in all my glory. Just try to ignore the bags under my eyes!
And, guess what - the ensemble even comes with a handy dandy fanny pack to hold the machine. Aren't I lucky?
As Andy pointed out, it could be worse. They could have asked me to shave my head for the procedure! Plus, if they can catch an "episode", one of these little mini seizures I have fairly often, on the machine, well, it will all be worth it. Identification will be a huge step in better treatment, and in knowing what exactly to ask God for when we ask for healing.

Change of subject...
Last night when we put the boys to bed they were wound up. I kept hearing them in there playing around but they were staying in their room, and the light was off, so I figured, no biggie. Would you light to see where Zion finally fell asleep?

Under the bed.

With just his head peeking out the top.
We were tempted to leave him there, but it was a little cool last night, and it seemed a good idea to drag him out and cover him up.
What a goofball!

Last but not least, I need a picture of Canaan too.
I know!
Last week for Columbus day we studied Spain. We talked a little about Columbus, and where he thought he was going (India) and where he ended up (a "new world" that hadn't been discovered by Europeans yet, or at least, not the ones Columbus and his pals knew).
Canaan made a beautiful Spanish style mosaic of a ship, in honor of Columbus' long sea voyage.

Life is full, and beautiful, every second.
I am praying for an "episode" (first time I have ever prayed to be sick!) during the next few days. For now, I am going to go pop some Advil, and curl up with a book. Who knew that probes and glue could weigh so much?! I am exhausted.


Tricia said...

I will change my prayers and pray with you with the hope that if the doctors can find it, they can fix it. Enjoy your book and your boys. God bless. :)

Karen said...

Bethany, we will be praying for the doctors' to get their answers so you can have some peace in this situation...

The picture of Zion reminds me of one of Corey taken when he was about 5...he had rolled off the bed into the small space between the bed and the wall...we checked on him, covered him up, and he slept till morning that way....

Marcy said...

Poor Bethany. I will pray for healing and that they can figure out what is going on in your head when you have your episodes. I really want you having to go around with that fun hat to be worth it!

Carrie said...

WOW! I guess this is not at all what you thought it would be! I can't say I would be as bold as to post a photo, but what a sweet husband to think of the bright side!
I truly hope you have been having episodes the past day/and for the next coming hours and days!
Can't wait to see what happens next!

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

I like you new hat too Betsy!! (Finally, it is someone other than ME in the crazy hat!!) Poor B!! Love ya sis and keep up your strength!!

Anonymous said...

I know this is late, but I'll be praying for you!!!!!