I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (Phil 4:13)
This post is way overdue. It was back in February I believe. I really felt like mommydom was kicking my butt. My toddler was keeping me busy and my baby was keeping me awake. Like ALL THE TIME.
On this particular day I was feeling the stress of being under rested and over whelmed. Emily was playing like a good little girl on the floor next to Reagan who was in her little Boppy seat. At the moment no one was crying or making things difficult.
It was quiet.
That was the problem.
When things are quiet and when I am sleep deprived, the negative thoughts creep in. I started feeling annoyed that I was so tired, that it was winter, that I am living in this small place, and that I am just so tired. Soooo tired.
I started Reagan’s bath while all these thoughts are going on and they are getting louder and meaner. I eventually realize what I am thinking and see the downward spiral coming on me.
That is when I scooped up Reagan, hugged her tightly and said outloud, “God is not a mean God, God is good!!!”
That’s when I felt it.
A warm sensation starting from my chest and traveling to my gut.
An actual warm sensation. That was turning cold and runny.
I pulled Reagan away from me and…
Not just poop, but POOOOP! SOoooooo much poop!
I have never seen so much poop with such force and liquidity. This poop had so much power behind it, it went through Reagan’s onsie and pants, through my sweater, shirt, EVERYTHING. That’s 5 layers of clothing! And there was more!
I had to laugh.
Not only is God good…He is funny and like all great comedians has perfect timing.
Praise the Lord the bath was already ready.
I strip myself and then attempt to strip Reagan. The only way out of this situation without making it worse was to cut off the onsie.
It was one of my favorite little bodysuits. A little Ralph Lauren top with “LOVE” written on it, Philly style.
I saved the LOVE portion for myself, because I wanted to remember this moment, and the onsie and because it was the only part free from poop.
There is a verse for this particular situation. It is found in Deuteronomy 24:5.
“…he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him.” Get it…duty…hahaha.
But God is good, I know that and believe that. I also know that God is funny and I know that I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
Stay tuned to see what I did with the “LOVE” portion of the onsie.