Monday, May 28, 2012

Pictures to tell our story

Ok, to say I have been busy lately is a serious understatement.  I want to keep up with my blog but after working all day, getting kids homework done, supper and cleaning done, blogging gets put on the back burner.  I know my life may not seem as exciting as other blogs I read but we are busy.  I am just going to put some pictures to share of what has been going on lately.
M dressed up on rock star day at his preschool.
Having a good time on a nearby playground.
E dressed up for '80's day at school.
This is my good looking M at my brother's wedding.
E and my new sister-in-law, Nikki.
The whole wedding party.  Very beautiful wedding!
My brother & M.
My dad dancing with the kids.
The kids with their own lemonade stand.  It was a cute idea but when you live 1/2 mile off the road you don't have alot of business.  They are so funny with the things they come up with.
Camping in the front yard.
M loves turtles.  Everytime we find one in the yard he wants to keep it.  Here is his turtle he named Walter.  He cried when he had to put him back where he was found. Sweet, sweet boy.
Went with E on field trip to Tuttle State Forest.
M graduated from preschool. Can not believe he is going to kindergarten in August.  My baby is growing up!
Well, hope the pictures show a little of what we have been up to.  We went on our first youth retreat last weekend and had a lot of fun but also got to see God at work which was what a retreat is all about. We have our pool open now so we are a popular place to come right now.  We are only popular in the summer. Lol!  Also, Michael has reconnected with his half sisters and their mom.  We are meeting everyone in a couple weeks and I cannot wait to meet them all.  We met Tammy, Michael's former step mother about a month ago and she is a precious, godly lady.  I loved her as soon as I met her and I know I will love his sisters too. Can't wait to see them!  Well, will try to blog sooner next time.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Rest of the Story....

OK, I know it has been a while but I wanted to tell those of you who do not know how things turned out with E.  We had her MRI done.  When we went back for the results they said they saw something and needed to do another one with contrast dye.  The doctor was talking about neoplasms and all this stuff and I finally said "What are you looking for?".  He pulled me to the side and said the T word. Tumor.  I panicked.  I lost it but tried to keep it together around the kids.  My parents came over & tried to keep me positive.  Of course, I looked things up online and panicked even more.  The doctors office scheduled to do the MRI a week later!  OK, you got me all worried and now you expect me to sit a week and wait and then wait another couple days for the results.

Well, after making the appointment, I got home and thought about it and the more I thought the more mad I got so I left a message begging the doctors office to see if anything sooner was available.  The next day I got a call and the doctors office said they could do the MRI at the hospital the next day.  I said when can I get the results and they told me the same day!  Praise the Lord!  Of course, I was still scared out of my mind.  This is my baby girl!

The night before the MRI I was praying and spending time in God's Word.  He spoke to my heart and told me that when E was born, we dedicated her before the Lord and in front of our family, friends & church.  During that service, we trusted the Lord with E and He reminded me that He was in control and that He loves her more than I ever could.  He gave me the most amazing peace!  It seemed like every devotion I got on my phone the next morning was just for me.  God was reassuring me that He was in control and through this, no matter what the result, He would be glorified.

I took her to the MRI.  I couldn't stay with her so I sat in the waiting room and my mother in law came and waited with me.  If you are wondering, Michael called to keep check on us but he was scheduled to be in a class for his work and could not get out of it.  She did great during the MRI.  They said she did better than most adults.  Afterwards we hung out till it was time to go get the results.  I must say I did not eat too much that day.  My great aunt met me at the doctors office to be there for support.  I have such an awesome support system.  I am so blessed.  The doctor came in and said he had 3 radiologist look at the results and they all said that she seemed to have a stress fracture that has tried to heal but seemed to keep being re-injured.  Praise the Lord!!!!!!  So E had to go without playing in almost anyway and just taking it easy for 4 weeks.  They took her backpack away and required a rolling bag instead.

At her 4 week checkup she was feeling great and ready to get on her bike.  The doctor released her and said she still can't wear a backpack but she is healing up great!  We are so blessed! God has really been trying to get my attention this year.  It seems like I am being attacked in so many ways.  Through this God has shown me so much.  He has shown me not to be so serious all the time about the house being perfect and everything being done but to enjoy the precious time I have with them.  I am blessed to have such beautiful healthy children and I thank God for His hand upon our family.  After E's appointment we took her to a local church playground that she absolutely loves to go to.  It was her first time being able to play like a kid again.  We are thankful!