Sunday, March 2, 2008

Family and Friends

It's been a normal week in this household. Matthew had an easy week starting each day around 8ish and finishing up between 5/6. No weekends this rotation. I think he's just about to decide what he's going to be when he grows up, either a physiatrist (A physiatrist (fizz ee at' trist) is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries. They see patients in all age groups and treat problems that touch upon all the major systems in the body. These specialists focus on restoring function to people.) or a family medicine doctor. Both have great hours and salaries that will pay the bills on time. Both also allow you to build a relationship with most of your patients. He finishes this rotation up on the Thursday before Good Friday, and has declared he will be able to either rule it in or rule it out at that point. Yay! We are both looking forward to him having some direction concerning the rest of his schooling. His fourth year has a few specific rotations, but otherwise he chooses elective rotations which will help him build a foundation of knowledge and experience for his residency program.

Kaylee is good. Just wild. I don't know how to control her without crushing her spirit. She thinks everything is funny except for when it's not and then the drama unfolds as the tears flow and the whining is never ending. She a dramatic one, that one! I was changing her diaper (yes, she's still in diapers!) this past week and she had her fingers stuck in her mouth. Then, she removed them just long enough to say, "What that tongue doing in my mouth?" I had no response. I just smiled and thought how unfortunate it is that we don't appreciate those simple and easy years until they are long gone.

Sydney is good too. She's getting chunky; I love it. She smiles most of the time and laughs every time Kaylee looks at her. It's precious. She'll just sit in her seat and stare at Kaylee while Kaylee runs around the room, jumping, marching or just shouting, "Hay is for horses!" Sydney is really itching to go somewhere. She rocks back and forth in my lap constantly, but unfortunately, she just can't seem to make all of her limbs cooperate and help her go in a particular direction, unless it's face first into the floor! She'll figure it out soon enough and then I'll have real madness on my hands!

I'm good. A little unhappy with the unfairness of it all, but good. I don't understand why people have to die before their time. I don't understand why people have to deal with obstacles they will never be able to overcome. I don't understand why I'm allowed to encounter problems that I can do nothing about. In the end, I just pray a lot and try to enjoy all of the goodness I get to enjoy on a daily basis. Great family. Wonderful friends. A loving husband and adorable, healthy kids. God is good. May the Lord be good to all of ya'll this week. Love you.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

Haha I just love your girls. I forgot to tell you in church the other night Kaylee was sittin with me and she sat like a big girl and put her song book on her lap while crossing her legs...(hey I was impressed) and I showed her how to point to the words and sing and I looked down and couldn't figure out what she was doin and I started laughin so hard and she had bent over and was makin her little doll point at the words. It was so sweet!