Nov 30, 2009

My Dream House

I often wonder why many are blessed with huge homes that are selfish don't care about the orphan or the poor, OR ANYONE ther than themselves. People with mega houses without ANY children, or only 1 or 2! Oh that there hearts would be pricked with the sadness and longing of 143,000 million orphan children worldwide that are without anyone to look after them, feed them, clothe them and love them. I also wonder why so many can so easily bear children that they don't want them & abort or will chose drugs and sin over their precious children when many stable Christ loving folks can't give birth at all. His ways are not our ways THAT'S FOR SURE.

I pray that we'd be able to get even a decent home that would meet the requirements for us to adopt a sibling set from foster-care. (they allow no more than two people to a room)

I have ALWAYS dreamed, since childhood of adopting many little ones of all colors and raising them in God's love, truth and peace. ( since my own little dealings in foster care and shelters as a youth) We are prayerfully waiting on the Lord for guidance with this. We want to rescue children from foster-care and also internationally, and from any mother that would otherwise abort her baby. We pray the Lord will bring the right children and /or sibling set to our family. While we are praying we are praying for our dream home as well. We are asking for provision for

* A 12 or 15 passenger van (anyone want to trade)our packed to the gills Kia Sedona for a 12 or 15 seater van? Anyone want to downgrade?
* A preferably single story home
* At least 4, but hopefully 5 or more bedrooms,
* Located in or near Orange County, pretty much any city in or near OC works for me. ;)
* Room enough for a garden, fruit trees, playground, some chickens ( I won't get a rooster and make your neighbors hate me! honest!) and two pygmy dairy goats. ;-)for city goats I believe that means the goats need to be 100 ft away from any neighboring house. Niah is still holding out for a miniature pony, but I'd be thrilled with dairy goats. Why dairy goats you may ask.. do you KNOW how much money it is buying raw milk for a family of 7? $8.99HALF gal.enough said!
* AFFORDABLE for us. How the Lord would meet all of those classifications and make it affordable is beyond me, but since He own the cattle on 1000 hills, He can.
*It would be really NICE if the neighbors didn't steal from my children, but that isn't a requirement, can be overlooked! ;-)

SOOO.. if you know of anybody that wants to sell a home to a family starting out with absolutely NO EQUITY, for WAY cheaper ( yes cheaper) than your awesome home is worth) go ahead and shoot us an email! ;-) Any takers? ANYONE??? Bueller? Bueller?

Nov 17, 2009

The bone marrow biopsy/aspiration went well

I never got back to many of you regarding Josiah, Josiah, who just recently turned 3! The bone marrow biopsy went wonderfully. Sweet Brenda watched all the children including baby Hezekiah. He sees her so often so he was comfortable going to her and she did such an outstanding job with him. Apparently he just smiled the whole time. Josiah did great. He is such an amazing kid. He was perfectly fine! He is such a trooper. Waiting...
And waiting...

It took the THIRD time of the nurse digging around his around trying to find a vein to put the line in before he began to get sad. I would have cried the first second. :-) Apparently he is such a laid back kid they use him to practice on for the inexperienced, I'd assume as most of the other nurses have always been able to put in a line easily and quickly. It was a bit gruesome for me to watch however.
Josiah a bit nervous..
Just give me my sword and I'll be OK!

It was so adorable, when he came too, he kept saying "Mamaaaaaa" and I'd say yes? He's smile still under the drugs.. "Maaa Maaaaaaaa" I'd say yes? He'd look around.
" MaaaaaMeeeeee!" Over and over. Then he turned to me and said " Mommy, you have two eyes! (sort of surprised) " ( his way of saying 4 eyes) I'd say " oh do I? Then he said" Mommy you have two eyes, " (sort of snickering) then he turned to me in horror with a disgusted sort of look in his eye. "MAMA, you have TWO EYES!!!" he kept saying it over and over again. The nurse and doctor and I started giggling. I have NO idea what I must of looked like, but to him it must have been quite trippy/freaky/WEIRD! Afterward they gave him a very cute puppy blanket that volunteers must have made, and let him choose a toy. ( He chose a puppy toy) and sent us on our way. We returned home to well cared for children and a happy baby. Brenda even managed to do SCHOOL with the kids! Is she awesome or what? Thanks for the prayers! Bless you,
Alida & Rodriguez Family

Nov 3, 2009

Josiah needs a bone marrow biopsy & aspiration

I am pretty tired. This has been a long year that I can't wait to be over. Either Jesus or 2010 please come quickly. ;-) We thought we were wrapping up our little voyage down affliction lane ( 6 months don't ya know) with my husband finally finding work. Praise the Lord, He is working, however they just laid off 19 OTHER guys. They just hired him last week so this is truly puzzling.

We thought that our precious Josiah was healed but the last couple labs came back with him having very low platelets. They have thrown the Hematology/oncology team for a loop. The virus they thought was causing this whole thing is no longer present. They were low again today. 39,000 platelets and slowly dropping, In the past they have given transfusions for being that low. So we go in Thursday for a bone marrow biopsy and aspiration and to "discuss our options." ;-( BTW, this is NOT the time to call or write with the whole Jabaz prayer prosperity gospel, telling me that "if "I" just enough FAITH my son would be healed, we'd own our own home and we'd be living a life of abundance and luxury." Save it..PLEASE! I won't get into the biblical inaccuracies of that statement... but it's not very kind or beneficial.

I am a faith filled person, but had a rough day. Even though I have brought him numerous times before, they won't let siblings come into the clinic oncology/hematology clinic for any reason. That was fine, A friend watched my olders but they plainly told me that they will not let Hezekiah in any longer. ( they made exceptions for nursing babies in the past) Well, not anymore. Apparently a couple of children have died from the flu. Keep in mind these are immune compromised patients so please don't panic) My son spends the entire time in my sling, not out about and playing. Most of that time is spent sleeping or nursing under my shirt covered with my sling. "I" am more of a illness threat than he is!

Hezekiah doesn't take a bottle. I'm thinking they don't see the big deal with that because they are working mothers that probably are thinking "just get a sitter and bottle feed him!" I feel that we aren't on the same page with how important it is to keep a breastfed baby close to mother. I don't leave my infants with anyone. I never have. My whole countenance fell. I understand their concern. I wouldn't mind them checking him before hand to make sure he is well before we went in or doing some sort of compromise. A win/win. Afterall "I" too could be sick and they let me in. This makes things extremely difficult for us. I picture having to leave my baby while Josiah gets transfusions( which take along time) or worse, Josiah being hospitalized days or weeks at a time and me having to be away from my baby who probably wonders why mommy isn't holding him. ( awful to think about, and pretty dang unnatural) I can already hear him crying for me in my mind. I rebuke hospitalization for Josiah in Jesus name.

I tell myself to let tomorrow worry about it's own troubles and we'll cross that bridge if and when we get to it. I need to pump and pray for Thursday's bone marrow aspiration and biopsy. I pray Hezie either sleeps the whole time I'm gone or miraculously takes a bottle. I'm also praying against the really bad feeling that won't leave.. depart I say! depart! I wonder what is in store for our family and what the results will be and what it means for us. I am moment to moment trying to trust and follow my Father and trying to run to Jesus . I am trying to show my CHILDREN how to run to Jesus during all this uncertainty. ;-) Bless you all.

Matt6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Atheism-Pull the Plug

Unless someone care's

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"Lifehouse Anything Skit"

Our Mighty Arrows

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