Five Minute Friday {Last}

first diaper

We started cloth diapering in August of 2012. Next Tuesday is actually our cloth diaper anniversary. It has been an interesting change for our family {pun intended} and I am excited about cloth diapering 2 under 2 in just four short weeks. We started using cloth because our budget could no longer support buying disposables. We did not know that we would receive life-altering news the next month. When this photo was taken, we still hadn’t ‘officially’ learned that she was just not developing normally. But I knew. I was still pretending on Facebook that everything was okay. I was propping her up for photos so people wouldn’t know that she still couldn’t sit. I was taking several photos in order to find one that had semi-normal eyes. I was ashamed and embarrassed. I figured I must be the reason my little girl wasn’t reaching any of her physical milestones. I knew that 9 month appointment was going to kill me. When we got the news, one of my first thoughts was, “We will never be able to afford everything she will need.” And we can’t. We immediately started cutting back on everything and trusting God for inspiration and provision. I was so relieved that we had already made the switch to cloth. It was an established routine for us, and not just one more overwhelming thing among tests, procedures, trips, medical bills, insurance claims, phone calls, and all the processing of emotions. At the beginning of the year, God gave me the words ‘Creativity’ and ‘Inventiveness’ for my 2013 focus. I didn’t realize at the time that I would be pregnant again. And needing all the creativity and inventiveness He could give me. Not just in the area of finances, but in time management and organization and all the practical hurdles that come with fitting one more person and all her stuff into this little house. But organizing those little cloth diapers for our last baby girl was one of the highlights of my to-do list. And a reminder that we made the right decision a year ago. Even without knowing why it was so important. God was guiding us. Even in the small things. The little newborn-sized things…

baby girl diapers

Time’s Up…

 

Five Minute Friday

Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Be generous and leave an encouraging comment for the person who linked up before you. That’s the best part about this community.

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11 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday {Last}

  1. Lindse, I’m honored to be your neighbor at FMF this week. Thank you for sharing part of your story here, your hopes and fears for your beautiful girl and where your anchor is! I love how you finished this post, that God cares about all the details of our life, right down to the tiny diapers we use for our new babies. May you continue to be assured of God’s awareness of and interest in and PRESENCE in the big and the small things as you enter another season with your family.

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  2. Barbie says:

    What a precious baby girl, and you have another on the way! You are so blessed. And God always gives us what we need, doesn’t He? Thankful I stopped by from the 5 Minute Friday!

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  3. Your little girl is adorable. Hang in there and follow your guidance. Glad you are opening up and sharing. It creates a vacuum for good to come in to you. At least that is what I think.

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    • Lyndse says:

      Thanks! I love to share about Adelaide…especially since other parents in the same situation might be encouraged. Having a kiddo with undiagnosable disabilities is a weird road to travel. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. She is precious! When our babies/children/youth face challenges, there’s a grizzly mama that comes out – doesn’t it – and searches for the solution. God programmed us to not give up, to be vigilant – wishing you courage, strength and restful sleep. Congratulations on another baby:)

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  5. dancinmoma says:

    It’s amazing how GOD works….you are blessed. :) Grateful to be a part of the FMF group. Following you now from http://www.dancinmoma.wordpress.com. EnJOY your week!! :)

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  6. […] also spent a lot of time talking about Adelaide’s poop. This was when we started cloth diapering, so poop being flushed down the toilet was a huge deal to Dragon. He didn’t understand why […]

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