Archive for March, 2011

So, this might be the most random post I have ever written… but I felt like writing again, it’s been a while now, and these are the thoughts that happen to be on my mind to share… 🙂

Lately I have been thinking a lot about how LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG winded I am.  This is not a new concept for me, or TO me for that matter… but I’ve just been taking notice more recently!  I know my husband has mentioned it a time or two over the years… 😉  (Edit… he mentioned it again tonight while I was telling him something that happened in my day… not in a mean way or anything, but I found it highly amusing that I had written this (not published yet) and he noted “my mad skill” again!!) 🙂  In fact, the first time I can remember hearing it was from my third grade teacher.  She didn’t use the words “long-winded”, but she did say I talked a lot.  Teachers think they know everything! 😉  *hehe*   I’ll write a facebook status and more often than not I am forced to edit my perfect words 😉  because there are too many characters involved.  Look, sometimes I have a lot to say and it needs to be said a certain way! 😀   I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing…but with me, you don’t have to worry about missing out on many of the details… which I am also not sure if that is good or bad!  LOL

I first started composing this blog post, in my head,  at 4am this morning.  I was completely and totally, 100% awake from at least 4 to 6am… possibly being prepared for middle of the night feedings and baby awakenings?!??!  🙂  I had a million thoughts going through my mind,  I wanted to get up and type then, but I didn’t want to bother anyone who WAS able to sleep like a baby in the room… 😉   I am trying now to remember everything I wanted to say then… and it seemed like a good thing to blog about at the time, but now that it’s coming out, it doesn’t seem all so interesting… 🙂  I won’t be offended if you quit reading! 😉

One thing I did definitely want to share was about  our extremely “interesting” week last week… our house was hit HARD with a flu bug.  Mike was bed-bound for 2+ days and was hardly able to eat a thing… that is very unusual for him.  It’s hard to even get him to stay home when he is sick, let alone see him pretty much physically unable to get out of bed for so long!!  😦    104* fevers, coughing, the works…   And in true Cusano fashion, all three girls took turns coming down with the bug as well, thankfully at different stages, so only one was super bad at a time.   We love to share EVERYTHING around here you know! 😉  Today was the first day in two weeks that they were ALL able to be back at school!  We are still battling coughs, but apparently that is to be expected for a while yet!  Paige ended up at the doctor’s office yesterday because I suspected she had an underlying/secondary  infection and I was right… over the years I have gotten a little too good at figuring these girls health situations out! 😉   She has a sinus infection that was causing her nasal drainage to continue on and on and on and on, so much so that she developed a rash (aka impetigo) under her nose from the constant wiping.  Her cough was also worse than the other girls due to the extra infection raining in.  She is now on antibiotics and hopefully on the mend in a QUICK way!  The doctor we saw said they have seen a multitude of cases of the H1N1 flu over the last few weeks in their office, along with a lot of cases of RSV.  She said that is more than likely everyone here had the H1N1 virus, all of the symptoms matched.   WOW!  All that hype last year about this nasty flu and hardly a peep this year and then we get it!!  I am actually quite glad I didn’t know at the time exactly what it was!!   What I did find HIGHLY interesting though were the facts she gave me that a doctor friend of hers had shared.  They had NUMEROUS cases of adults in the area, and surrounding areas, who were admitted to the ICU because of this flu, some of the most afflicted were  pregnant women!!   Apparently (any flu bug)  is one of the worst things you can get while pregnant… your body has a very hard time fighting it properly!   I shared with her that I was the ONLY one in our family of five who never had a single symptom!!  I find that pretty interesting and more than a coincidence!!    I know that many of you were praying for our family, and several of you specifically mentioned that you’d pray that I didn’t get it, and I didn’t!!!!  God was working to protect me and our precious unborn baby and I am so thankful to him for that!!! 🙂   Thank you to all of you who prayed specially for us, your prayers were answered in a mighty way, by the all mighty God!!!  🙂  God knows our needs… my family has witnessed this first hand in MANY ways over the last few weeks.  It’s really something, to watch a situation that only you and God knows about, and see that situation be resolved!  Many times at the last possible minute!  I’m not sure why God allows all of that nail-biting in there… I guess to teach patience and trust… but it DOES make the answer, which I often consider to be a miracle, even better! 🙂    God knows our needs… he meets them accordingly… not over-abundantly necessarily, but sufficiently! 🙂  What a great God we serve, even when we are SO undeserving!!   I am also extremely thankful for my mother, who even though I am grown and out of her house, STILL takes care of me as if I lived there almost! 🙂  She brought our family chicken soup and some goodies to get us through, what felt like, the valley of the shadow of death!!   I remember Mike saying at one point he didn’t feel like he would ever feel normal and 100% again!!  It was a rough week+ with lots of answers to prayer,  and us seeking God’s face and him showing himself faithful, as he always does! 🙂   What a blessing, in a huge disguise!!! 🙂

I have had a song in my head frequently over the last month or so… I wanted to share the lyrics.

One day when Heaven was filled with His praises
One day when sin was as black as could be
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin
Dwelt among men, my example is He
Word became flesh and the light shined among us
His glory revealed

Living, He loved me
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He's coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day

One day they led Him up Calvary's mountain
One day they nailed Him to die on a tree
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He
Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then He arose, over death He had conquered
Now He's ascended, my Lord evermore
Death could not hold Him, the grave could not keep Him
From rising again

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming
One day the skies with His glories will shine
Wonderful day, my Beloved One, bringing
My Savior, Jesus, is mine

Living, He loved me
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He's coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day

Oh, glorious day


Thank you for reading my ramblings… it’s nice to get things on to paper, not just so that you can read them now, but so that I can come back to the blog in the future and re-read posts and see what was going on in the Cusano household at the time.  This is my on-line journal!  I guess that shows how often I journal! 😉     Things are about to get crazy around here… many things will change in the next couple of months.  We will welcome a baby and I feel like life as we know it will not be any longer.   I am not saying this is a bad thing, but a very “different” thing.  I am excited to see the changes emerge, to see the girls with a new sibling, to see Mike with his own infant again (because we all know that the guys aren’t the same with any other baby as they are with their very own!) and to see how life with an infant feels… I have three children, but find myself feeling like I’ve never even been through the infant stage before!  I am hoping to remember a thing or two along the way!  🙂

We’ll keep you updated as the dates get closer… fourth and final baby Cusano is on the way… fast and furious, can’t wait to meet him OR her! 🙂

Until next time…

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