Wednesday, June 20, 2012

We had a nice long run

Lillian started running a fever some time last week.  Last Sunday perhaps.  Anyway, I started her on antibiotics and that's the story.  Same old symptoms, fever...cough...added breathing treatments.  I think it's under control though.  She went about /8-9 weeks I think without illness.  Woo hoo!  I'm so glad she had some reprieve as this last year has seemed sickness filled.  We had our first camping trip of the year which turned out to be a lot of fun. We went along with three other families and it was a good time.  Lillian enjoyed it just as much as she did the previous year. 

Over the years of maintaining this blog, I've come to meet and love other women and their kiddos from afar.  I've only "talked" with some of you online and yet it seems I've known you my whole lifelong.  I've felt, for the last couple years, a strong desire to meet one of the awesome people I've come to "know" in the blogosphere.  This particular year...honestly, all I can say is it's Jesus' leading that is impressing upon me to make a trip to meet her.  So, I'm making plans for a little road trip here soon.  I really can't hardly wait.  I'm holding out to make reservations just so I can get a better feel for what the weather might be like. 

Its time for Lillian's heart checkups so I'm hoping to get that taken care of before summer's up and let me tell you, it seems to be flying by.  We still have no word on insurance issues yet. Leaving it in the Lord's hands, because that's all I can do.  Wondering what my life is going to look like as Lillian begins Kindergarten in a few short months.  It's certainly uncharted territory.  I always worked before her birth...and still don't think with her illness issues I'd be job material just yet. 

That's what's going on in our world...summer hasn't seemed very restful yet, and that's what I was hoping for.  Oh well.  My eldest got her first job this summer and it's working out just wonderful....she's about to have her 16th birthday and I just don't even know where the time has gone.  Cannot even believe she's gong to be driving, though I'm actually looking forward to it.  There are days when it would be so handy to have an extra driver. 

That's just about as good an update as I can think of right now.  Heading to bed. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Today is the day, 18 years ago, I experienced a very new and different kind of love.  My sister gave birth to my nephew.  It's hard to believe he's now a man..not a little boy.  My sister, bless her heart, is struggling with the fact that her baby boy is growing up.  I don't know if she'll make it through his graduation.  As I've contemplated her last post on facebook about needing a good cry, it got me to thinking.  It's interesting how in life we can't wait for our babies to be born, we can't wait to have that first birthday party, and hit all those growing milestones. Then, as our children age in the blink of an eye...really....we struggle with seeing them "grown".  Driving and graduation just seem too soon upon us.  Today, I was wishing I had some loving words to maybe help her cope and maybe not seem so sad.  Then it hit me.  We should celebrate the fact that he is 18.  He has lived on this earth, a relatively good life with no serious issues.  I can only hope that Lillian will celebrate an 18th birthday.  Why should I mourn any of the years my children continue to grow.  I thought of friends and people I don't even know that no longer have a child to celebrate with.  So, today, I choose not to be sad that he's no longer a little boy (and honestly hasn't been in some time).  I choose to happily celebrate the fact that he is LIVING and GROWING.  That is how I'm going to choose to celebrate from now on.  Life is too short and we are never guaranteed a tomorrow. 

Happy Birthday Larry!  I love you!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Praying for favor...

Lillian has been doing great physically...she is kicking up a little bit of cough the last few days, but has not been sick in about  6 weeks.  Praise the Lord. 
You know how it is when things are just going along really well...yeah...there is generally a hiccup in another area.  I am asking you all to pray for favor in regards to Lillian's secondary insurance.  The state is dropping her coverage as of July 1st.  She receives it due to our income level, but since Matt had some extra overtime during our reevaluation period, they are dropping her.  We are in the process of trying to get her covered under a different program, but that is all to be determined.  I don't really want to go into all of it....I know God will continue to provide, it is just so hard to not fret about it.  SO, please if you don't mind, keep this big issue in your prayers.  Thanks.