Philippians 4:13

I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

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And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation]. Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Romans 5: 3-5 (Amplified)

Another warm, lovely February day…

Yesterday we had a really warm day (as we are supposed to today), so I had to be sure Lenny had playtime outside.  We went home early enough to enjoy the outdoors before sunset… and I tried my hand at double exposures (just for fun, since it’s been a trend as-of-late, and I thought it looked fun).  You can be super-creative with them and shapes and all… but mine was just me trying to figure the whole thing out really, yesterday, ha ha, so there were some Crazy double exposures coming from my camera.  This one I did love of Lennon, though…

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I also had to take a few shots of my Bootsy-Boy.  He’s 5 months old next week!  Time has flown.  He’s the most precious little guy.  I can’t imagine not having him.  ❤

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Here’s to a beautiful weekend.  After today we’re looking at 50s for the weekend… so we’re going to enjoy today’s Spring weather fully.  ❤  Happy Friday, friends!

Mid-70s! Woo-Hoo!

I did NOT for some reason realize that we were going to have such warm weather today!  When I looked at my forecast this morning… I KNEW we had to go out to play today.  Lenny LOVED being outside with short sleeves, no coat, no gloves, NO scarf covering his face… and NO big allergic reactions.  He had a minor reaction under his chin, but that was the worst of it.  Praise the Lord!!!  Makes me SO excited for Spring.  🙂  I miss my little photography model.  😉 (This video is so thrown together, lol – a bit shaky and not the best editing – but I just wanted a simple documentation of today.) 

(To see his play time a few days ago… see the previous post… I wanted to make my own home movies of him, and the last showed his allergic reaction to the cold, Cold Urticaria.  That is what makes today’s so much more special. ❤ )

Lennon in the Cold

We decided to do a few minutes outside with my new camera. I bundled him up for the 41 degree weather and intended to do a few minutes. After a bit, he was breathing fine and wanted to stay a few minutes longer. We stayed 17 minutes. I know it sounds crazy that I count our minutes, but I’m always documenting Lenny’s time outside in the cold and how it affects him and praying for improvement. 

We went inside and around his eye reacted a bit where it wasn’t covered by the scarf, but not too bad. His hands – under the gloves – looked great! (Wow- improvement!). But he kept scratching his legs like mad. I knew then I was afraid to see what was there… and when he took them off his little legs were covered in huge, red hives. It tore me up. I felt horrible that maybe I should have thought to double up his pants. 

I prayed and gave him Benadryl and his hives went away within a half hour or so. Praise the Lord! He was breathing fine the whole time (another Praise to the Lord!). 

So even bundled up – it’s just too much of a risk right now. We’ll have to wait more for Spring to play. And I’m praying it will be GONE by then in Jesus’ Name. 

I made a video documenting yesterday. The end shows more of what Lenny deals with. It’s too much for a child. But he is a pro. I almost fell apart when he looked down at his little legs covered in hives and said – I just don’t want to be like this – I died inside – but being in Lenny-form as he was – I realized he just meant he wanted to put his PANTS back on. 😂 Ah… that’s my Lenny. He does talk about it sometimes on his own to me though… he’s ready for this allergy to be healed. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41MlGFcGADo&feature=share
Thanks for reading. Praying for a healing touch from the Lord for others living with this.