- Well, that tops the thankful list - Maia is home. Matthew is home from Nana and Papa's. Our family is all sleeping under the same roof tonight for the first time in over six weeks. What a wonderful feeling that is!!
- The people who are blessing us with wonderful meals. I can not even begin to tell you how humbled Mark and I are to have friends providing for us in this way. It not only feeds us physically, but nourishes our souls as well. Tears flow freely when I think about how others have reached out to us. This is going to be an even bigger blessing when I go back to work next week.
- My sweet son. I often comment about how Matthew is "ALL boy." Sometimes, I think his nickname should be "Crash" as that is often how he travels through his days. Every now and then, he shows me the caring side of his personality. This afternoon when he got home from Nana and Papa's, Matthew came into the house. Maia was sitting on the floor in the living room. Matthew walked up and gave her a soft, gentle kiss on the head. Oh my heart! What a precious, precious moment that was!!
- I am thankful that I have been able to be off work during this time. There are no "extra" staff in our department. My colleagues have been required to cover my workload while I have been away. My supervisor has never made me feel like I need to be back at work instead of with Maia. I recognize that not everyone is fortunate enough to be in this situation and I do not take this lightly.
- My root canal is done. The dentist was exceptionally kind and professional. I went in feeling a little anxious, but he set me at ease immediately. He was responsive to any discomfort I had and did a wonderful job. It's good that I didn't cancel, the nerves were very inflamed (some of the worst the dentist had seen). I needed to get the issue taken care of. Mouth and tooth are a little tender, but not too bad. Will go back in a couple of weeks for the crown.
I do have a couple of specific prayer requests.
- Tomorrow, Matthew has outpatient surgery. Although he is looking forward to being able to go to the bathroom like other boys, he does have some anxiety when going to the doctor. Please pray for peace and calm for him (and mom).
- Maia was started on a new medication today which should help to move food through her gut better. She had a small emesis tonight again, so praying that this will be effective.
- From a physical standpoint, Maia is doing well. We are walking her from room to room based on where we need to be and she is getting stronger. But Maia really need your prayers for her cognitive status. We're still unsure how much she understands of what we say to her. She is not making any attempts to communicate with us, although daddy and Matthew can definitely make her laugh. Mom... not so much - lol!!
Thank you as always for your ongoing prayers for us. Would love to hear what you are thankful for today!!