Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Numbers Don't Lie

  • 1 - A singular desire to be obedient to the Lord
  • 2 - semi-sweet chocolate children He added to our family
  • 5 - Amazing children that I love and that plain wear me out.
  • 21 - The number of plates I put in the dishwasher everyday.
  • 18 - The number of cups I wash everyday. Why can my older kids not reuse them?
  • 4 - The number of adorable 2T panties I rinse out each day from the Augmentin toots.
  • 0 - The number of panties I will rinse today! The words "Sc**W it!" escaped my lips and the Pull Ups came out. Forgive me Lord.
  • 1 - the number of times I've hid out in the bathroom today with my laptop. This momma needs to blog and surf! (Don't call my social worker, Elida is out there)
  • 2 - Loads of Laundry per day. 6 on Wednesdays.
  • 88 blissful chocolate and vanilla kisses a day.
  • 44 earth shattering screams a day when the dog stretches, moves, sleeps, or breathes in their vicinity.
  • 2 hours a day Caleb naps so I can recover my sanity.
  • 30 minutes a day Bekeh naps so I can get one thing done.
  • 999 times a day I wish I spoke Kembataan so I could record their conversations to each other.
  • 789 - times a day I shout "No!"
  • 2 - the number of times they act like they understand the word "no" and yet trust me, they understand.
  • 896 times a day I have to speak truth out loud to overcome the lies in my spirit, "You are a good mom, there are seeds in the barn, You are a good mom there are seeds in the barn, You are a good mom there are seeds in the barn, you are a good mom, there are seeds in the barn." Thanks Haggai for reminding us.
  • 942 giggles, laughs, songs, and dances performed daily by all seven Crazy Roots.
  • 1,678 the number of times a day I question why I ever thought bringing two Ethiopian kids to live with us and be our children was a doable and workable idea.
  • 1,677 the number of times I realize I love my life and wouldn't want it any other way.
  • 1,679 the number of times a day God assures me that my life is exactly in the middle of His will for my family, and it's all good.


  1. Hi Gina,

    I'm a fellow Texas AWAA paper chaser. LOVE this post!! Thoroughly enjoyed it during a day of two sick kids, one sick dog, one dead animal up the chimney stinking up the entire house, and one tired mom who is also waiting on her I-171 so she can add to the chaos soon as well! Just wanted to say hi and to let you know we (the Chambers) are praying for the Roots!

  2. Gina, Thanks for sharing! Wish I would have read this before I called! I am so glad that we chatted because I needed to hear another mom. Thanks for the advice on those basics! I'll let you know when they are conquered!!!

    Love ya, Kristyn

  3. That's awesome Gina! This is a wonderfully crazy exhausting journey we are on! We can tell by the week we spent with you and Brooklyn that you are an incredible Mom, and its great to have a God that reminds us of that just when we need it!
    Keep the updates coming as it is good to hear from you. We miss everyone! Take care can give some hugs for us!

  4. Thanks!! This made me giggle (which was good for my soul) because I can so relate!!