Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A change of plans

We started our day like normal. Get up, do chores, eat breakfast, start school......

Right now, our "theme' is on Plant Kingdom, Reproduction of Plants and Agriculture. We have been digging really deep into plants and we have all been pretty interested in it. Carter swears he is going to be a farmer and Morgan thinks she is going to marry a farmer. :)

We discussed 9/11 and the events that took place. Our memory verse for this week is Psalm 90:12..."So teach us to number our days, That we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom." So our discussion went into the importance of living our life fully for God. Making sure that we are on the path that God has for our lives and the importance of obedience to Him.

You know how conversations go. One thing leads to another. The kids asked a lot of questions about Gods will and how He can let certain things happen. We discussed how God feeds the sparrow and clothes the flowers. How we do not need to worry because we are much more important to God so all of our needs will be met. We talked about how some people in our lives have gotten a complete miracle for their painfully bodies by being able to go to heaven and be whole in front of Jesus. Then the conversation went to Taylor. Morgan didn't realize that one day Taylor would stand in front of Jesus. That her body would be whole and complete. That she will be able to jump and dance. Of course, I am tearing up through most of this conversation.

At this point, Carter says "Mom, I do not feel right".

Uh oh....

Another episode. He didn't pass out but he was close. I guess the conversation on death got to him.

I tried to play it off because the more attention we give to it the more his focus is on the anxiety and then down he goes. That didn't work this time. He laid down for a while beside me on the floor (that helps the blood to keep pumping to his brain so he doesn't completely pass out) and I tried to keep going on with school. Different subject obviously. We ended up going outside.

So to continue with school we ended up making bird feeders. Same theme, different topic. ;)

Her face cracks me up. Shes never liked being sticky.

I was trying to be creative. So we ended up with bird feeders out of pine cones, coated with peanut butter and rolled in birdseed. The kids had fun and Carter was fine once he got outside and busy with something else.

This has been his 5th episode in the last year. It scares me every time but I am getting better at remaining calm on the outside. I guess I need to reread our bible lesson. :)


Gapgeo6 said...

I pray you have a wonderful school year and that Carter is fine....maybe other things going on with his health?

MirandaHupp said...

Thanks for the prayers.

He is as healthy as they come. He suffers from vasovagal syndrome. It is triggered when he gets full of anxiety or stress. This time is was the topic on death. He said he isn't scared of dying but he gets full of anxiety when he thinks of someone in his family dying. Poor thing. Hes quite the softy. ;)


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