"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Yes, it is confirmed.  Rachel is teething.  We have been suspicious for awhile but when it was confirmed by the white glint on her top gums, we felt like we had been kicked in the gut.  Why does she need to go through this too?  Her mouth is so little - it is really tough to imagine teeth coming through those little gums.  I have given her a bit of tylonol (watered down so she doesn't choke on it) but she's still not swallowing it well so I put a dab on her soother once in awhile.  Our other two kids teethed really hard so we are hoping that Rachel can be spared from the same.  She is doing very well with her bm's though.  (thanks for the teething advice)

We have been so spoiled lately because we have had respite/nursing care for the last two weeks.  But last night we were back on duty and only had a few hours of sleep again. Our respite worker got very sick and had to cancel.  I really hope she is doing ok. 

We spent most of the weekend with our company from Manitoba.  My Dad and sister came out for a few days to visit, and to take my mom home to MB with them.  My parents took the kids to a Fall festival party at Ethan's playschool and had a blast.  We had a good time being together as a family.  Rachel gave lots of her winning smiles.  We also had some other very special company!  Three of Dave's very good friends from Manitoba came out as well - two friends from his wedding party and the friend that married us!  (We didn't host everyone in the house - thank-you to those of you that opened your homes!!) This was an incredible gift.  Thank-you for supporting Dave (and us) in coming out.  They went out for brunch one morning and out to the mountains the next day.


Anonymous said...

Hi Dave and Kendra...Karalee here.
Kim and I are in Alberta and we are planning to head to Calgary this weekend (probably friday till maybe sunday or something). I have somethings that I would like to drop off for you. Would it be possible to drop by at your place or something sometime this weekend? I have your number so I will probably try and get in touch with you sometime this week!
Praying for you,

Brenda Funk said...

You have been inundated(?) with company the last while! Glad you are still enjoying the many visits. I'm starting to feel again like it's been too long since I've seen all of you, even though it wasn't that long ago. Missing you all, love MOM

Kathy and Carl said...

Poor lil' thing! Praying that the teething is very uneventful for her. And praise God for family and friends that came to visit.

Erin said...

Teeth!! I hope she is not hurting too much! Don't forget about frozen face cloths to rub on her gums. This is awesome at the same time! A tooth!!!

David Funk said...

Hey Kim and Karalee,
Feel free to drop by sometime, just give us as much heads-up as you can, as it promises to be a pretty packed weekend!

The Nieboer News said...

Babes in Arms in Calgary sells "amber teething necklaces and braclets". maybe something like that would be an alternative to tylenol. They have worked wonders for our son.

Anonymous said...

I heard about you when a mutual friend asked me to pray for Rachel. I've been following your journey on this blog and have been deeply touched. Thank you for sharing and your honesty.

God is clearly working in your lives and preparing you for a role He has for you. It is a very painful preparation and He chose both of you because of your strength and your love for Him. You will be blessed beyond measure for trusting Him.

As for that stranger who upset you I'm praying for them too. Give them wisdom and compassion Lord.

Rachel is beautiful - she's one of the most beautiful babies I've seen. Enjoy her and don't let anyone steal that from you because that's what the enemy was doing. He was stealing your joy.