First we had a doctor appointment for Emerald and found out that she was not gaining weight so after a lot of research by Rebekah we found out that Emerald had a lip tie and a tongue tie which was keeping her from nursing effectively. You can read more about all that on my wife's blog here: My Tongue-Tied, Lip-Tied Baby. So Emerald had a small procedure to get that taken care of and then that same week she got a really bad cold that lasted 8 days.
Mercedes had dental surgery two days ago because her front teeth were decaying and they had to be caped. It was a pretty big deal because Mercedes had to be put to sleep for the procedure which has a lot of risks for kids that young.
So all in all it has been a pretty crazy and stressful month. I haven't been sure of what to write about because there is a lot of stuff bouncing around in my head. The point of this blog is to explain my lack of posts lately and to clear my head.
The thing is, all that stuff has been going on and in the midst of that I tried to make something right with some old friends of mine and was met with a lot of hostility that kind of put me back a bit. Sometimes life keeps throwing things at you and you just have to keep praying and doing the best you know how. I have learned that I don't have to depend on what others think of me or worry about upsetting someone when I am doing what God wants me to do. I guess I have learned that as you seek God your path will intersect with other peoples paths and we can't always see why or what the big picture is. Sometimes paths that cross for a time separate again and unfortunately those partings aren't always easy or even wanted. Maybe some day we will see the bigger picture and everything will make sense but for now I will continue to seek God and hopefully have more blogs up soon.