Fall 2013

Fall 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thankful Thursday

This week, a couple of things stand out for me...
- I have the week off from work. And though we aren't doing anything exciting, I am home with the kids so that Mark is able to spend some time trying to get our old house ready to go on the market. 
- Sending the week at home just doing routine things reminds me of how thankful I am for my hubby. All I can say is that he does a great job!
- Matthew "graduated" from speech therapy today. He will continue to work with the school speech therapist, but has met the goals from our outpatient therapist!
- Date night!
- And the main thing I am thankful for is the strength that God provides when I feel like I have none. He has reminded me "Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9. I've been pretty discouraged lately, but He is faithful and He sustains me. So thankful for His love!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Matthew moment

This afternoon, Matthew and I were playing a game where he would "go away" and I would "cry" and say how sad I was until he "came back." One leaving episode went like this.

Me: "Matthew's going away and I am going to miss him so much. I will be so sad without my Matthew because I love him better than any other boy in our house."
Matthew: (touches my cheek with a very serious look on his face) "oh, sweetie (a phrase I sometimes use with him)... It's ok. I will come back and when I do, I will bring you a present."

It was all I could do not to burst out laughing. And then, he went upstairs and came back down with a note he had "written" which said how much he loved me. He also brought me his piggy bank. Now if that isn't an "awww" moment, I am not sure what is.

Maia update

Happy to report and thanking God that there are no issues with Miss Maia's shunt. In fact, the head CT showed less fluid build-up in Maia's ventricles than at last check which is wonderful news! White blood count mildly elevated, consistent with the urinary tract infection they found. 7days of antibiotics. The ED staff were terrific! They took our concerns very seriously and I am so thankful for that!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Emergency room again

Maia is not acting like herself today, a little tired and clinging to mom. We are just making sure the shunt is working ok. It could be just a cold.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thankful Thursday

We have been doing a poor job of posting for awhile. Our lives have been very hectic. You all know we have a new house, What you don't know is I (Mark) have been spending time painting the inside of our old house and moving all our stuff to the new house. While still bringing the kids to see the Doctor, T-ball games and horse riding, oh and don't let me forget summer school. Now to update you on the kids. They're fine.

Melanie just told me you need more info than "they're fine". So here it is. Matthew is done with T-ball and loves riding the horses. Last time they had the kids ride sitting backwards like Dudley Doright. I wish you could have been there to hear him laugh. Maia likes ringing the bells they have hanging from the trees and galloping. Dad on the other hand who is very over weight and old, and needs to run beside the horse when she gallops is not such a big fan of the galloping. But I am thankful they are doing fine.