I'm a full-time wife and mom of two adorable boys. When I'm not busy trying to keep up with them I enjoy photography, traveling, planning parties and a little bit of reading.

In February of 2008 I was diagnosed with an incurable terminal lung illness, though God promised me a full and complete healing. While we wait for His timing, we're taking it one day at a time, and standing in awe of how God's using all of this for His glory. The tough road we've traveled has given us a new perspective on the fragility of life. Memories are more important to us than ever before. The goal of this blog is to share some of our family life - the ups and downs, the joys and probably some of the pains as well. It's mostly meant as a personal journal of sorts, but you're welcome to share in it. We'd like to take this opportunity to say ...


Monday, August 10, 2009

Never-Ending Bubbles

The problem with bubbles is that they pop so quickly. That's an extra big problem for me, since it means lots of blowing. With PH, I run out of air long before Alex's attention span dwindles. So, when I was at Michael's recently, and Alex saw (yet another) bottle of bubbles, and begged me to buy it - - - well, I was reluctant. That is until I read the label ... these bubbles are specially formulated not to pop! (They were outside in one of the end-of-season bins.)

Since I was taken to the hospital unexpectedly (again!) and stayed a long time (again!), Alex has had a ginormous case of separation anxiety lately. The other evening I went out to dinner with some girlfriends, and left before Aaron got home from work (my mother was with the boys). Alex had a full-and-complete meltdown that lasted for ages! He was terrified that I wasn't going to come back (again!). [Dear God - please don't let this hurt him long-term!] Well, I told him that when Daddy got home from work they could go outside and play with the new bubbles. Alex was so relieved that Daddy got home, that he forgot about the bubbles, that is 'till I got home.

So, after baths, and Harrison was put to bed, the three of us traipsed outside to play Never-Ending Bubbles. They are FABULOUS!!!!! They end up making sticky, slimy fingers. And they leave an iridescent circle on the sidewalk when they do finally pop. But all it takes is a little water and it comes right off. It was probably the best $0.99 I've spent in a LONG time!

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

Good morning Julia! We'll be stopping by Michael's to get some bubble juice this very day!! So glad you're improving!!