20.8.09

Good morning, my name is Paula and I am a rule-loving, judging first-born ,

I really do love rules and guides and have a hard time with other birth orders that don't--babies, anyone? The Birth Order Book by Dr. Kevin Lehman is great, by the way, and I highly recommend it.

We have several things going on at once around our house and life. I thought I would share them so folks would know how to pray for us.

Tuan's acl surgery is on Tuesday. It will be less invasive than the one on his other leg. This is good for reasons which I'll spare the gory details, but we are very thankful for that. However, the surgery is full anesthesia, and we are uncertain of the recovery time and amount of pain he will be in. He has spent a lot of time caring for me this past month, so I feel greatly in debt to his service and hope I can take care of my patient as cheerfully as he took care of me. Pray for that, too, as all the lifting, shoving and non-verbal child-rearing jobs fall on me.

Tuan's parents are re-marrying! We are very excited about this our entire family is in the wedding party. : ) Johnny is a ring-bearer, Aubrey a flower girl, I am a bridesmaid and Tuan is a groomsman. Please pray that we survive the busy-ness of the wedding celebration and that Tuan is able to maneuver somewhat with a still healing knee. The wedding is a little less than a month after the surgery.

We're moving! In late September or early October. We will still be at Twin Lakes, but will be moving into the duplex that the Nasekos occupy. Tuan will still be recuperating then which will make for an interesting time. I'm pretty sure that the Mighty Men of Maintenance will be able to assist us with much of the move, but there is lots of packing and cleaning and maneuvering to be done before they can step in!

In the same vein, please pray for me as we move. I love this house and know I will like the new one, but I struggle with worry and am concerned about the new house and those issues. This is silly, but I am terribly afraid of prowlers and burglars and the thought of being in a house with windows only on two sides and a downstairs/upstairs is a bit hairy for me. One of the reasons I love our house now is the 360 view and its location within the gates. Sigh . . . life would be much easier if I were only afraid of realtors or whales.

Please pray for Johnny and Aubrey's transition into the new house. Johnny is fearfully and curiously obsessed with snakes right now and he thinks there is a snake upstairs in the duplex! This is good, right? : )

Finally, I have not felt well since Saturday and thought my sleep was just out of whack. I realized last night that is was more than that--I have a full-blown sinus infection that has rendered me absolutely useless. We ran to Wal-mart for Sudafed and Tylenol and those have made a great difference, but I'm not up to snuff and really need to be full of energy in the coming days and weeks. I am blessed with fantastic immunity (as are Tuan and the kids) and never catch anything, but my sinuses and allergies can knock me to the ground.

Thank you for praying! I am learning the joys of seeing my prayers for other fulfilled and am amazed at how God uses the prayers of the saints.

1 comment:

Joey and Elizabeth said...

We will be praying for y'all most definitely! I had no clue Tuan was having surgery, but we will be praying for him.
For the wedding... it makes me sick that we can't be there!! Our ladies church retreat is that weekend, and I signed up for it before I knew about the wedding. Your family has always been so wonderful to both Joey & me, and we are just thrilled for Mr. Morris & Mrs. Dorothy :)
For the move.... God bless your sweet family! I can't imagine the mixture of emotions that must consume you right now.
God is good, and as this new season of life approaches for your family, we'll be praying for y'all!!