Well, I am now officially a parent. Last night at 1:30 I got my certification in vomitus removal with honours in "Hugging your child when they're covered in throw-up".

Rod and I both had on the trip home (yeah, really nice) and Rod after we got home (all night long). We thought Jacob was only going to have diarrhea, but I guess not. He'd been eating mostly Mr. Noodles and rice and crackers and dry toast in an attempt to alleviate it and it was getting better. I tried getting some yogurt into him last night and I think that's what did it. So I was up from 1:00 until 4:30 and slept fitfully with him until 7:30 or 8:00. I had a short nap this afternoon and actually feel okay right now.

Changing the subject, I had the joy of getting back into dance a bit at church. God seemed to be telling me to focus on that get some more freedom in this area. It was fun to cut loose a little and also to do a bit more learning. I'm looking forward to more.

Glad the holidays are over. Hoping that this flu bug will leave our home very soon. This year, I hope to declutter other stuff, too and make room for beauty. That sounds like a good idea for my life, come to think of it. Rod and I are just beginning to read "Experiencing God" by Henry Blackaby. I love how powerful the Scriptures are that he cites. The Word of God has been rather dull to me for quite awhile. So in the next six weeks, we hope to finish it. This will be quite a test for us, as we often have good ideas but don't persist with them to the end.

Heard a funny saying today. Here's the second half of it: "If you're going through hell, don't stop". Have a great day!


Cindy said...

Welcome home! I was wondering how you'd do on the highway with the nasty weather. It made me glad we decided not to drive to Calgary this year. Plus I was down with the flu (not stomach) from the 22nd to just a few days ago... Hope you're all feeling better now...

Christina said...

Sonya it was so great having you out at dance practice. Good job by the way, you did awesome! Hope Jacob is feeling better, and congrats on the very prestigous vomit award, what great parents you and Rod are!

The Hayes Family said...

It was awesome to have you join us in dance. I love the way you move with such passion! It's going to be fun dancing with you!

Joel said...


Ever since that Sunday where we were both prophesized over, my life has not been the same since. I am so encouraged that you are joining the dance group at church. Freedom will be expressed that's for sure. I also want to extend another invitation to you for more opportunities of expressing out in freedom. During the week long fast, I was wondering if you would be interested in singing with me on the first night, which is a Monday. Tell me your thoughts on that idea. I would love to get you on stage. Bless ya!

Stephanie said...

You are such a blessing, Sonya! You and Rod do make amazing parents and I'm so excited to see what God's doing in your life and your family! Poor Jacob...I hope he's doing better now!
I love that you're dancing! Brings us back to old times, eh?! You are fabulous and I love that you're stepping out into freedom! Yea!! Love you!