Last year we OBVIOUSLY had A LOT to be thankful for, and like I stated a couple of posts ago, it has been a little difficult getting geared up for this year's upcoming holidays. We knew we were thankful for the memories that we have of Allie, but now we have even more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Mason received a good report yesterday and Michael received a good report today! Yay! I am one happy gal :) Thank you for your prayers. We continue to count our blessings each day, and we are so grateful for God's strength to help us through.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Well, we received a good report on Mason today. He just has a mild form of asthma that can be taken care of with medication. Oh, we are so thankful to hear this news. I am so grateful for all of your thoughts and prayers. We have Michael's test tomorrow and I am praying for the same result (good news). Thank you again for sending some extra prayers our way this week.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Ha, it has been so chaotic around our house that I thought I had already shared Halloween pictures. Oh well, I guess it is never too late. I think it had to do with all we were going through during that time. I think it is safe to say that we were tricked instead of treated :) I came down with the flu and Michael and Mason had the HORRIBLE stomach virus. For the first time ever, I missed taking my little man trick-or-treating. Thankfully, he had his virus early enough that he didn't have to miss out on the fun and was able to go with his Mimi and Papa, but it was still heart breaking for mommy. He had a blast nonetheless, which is all that matters. So here are a few photos of our little Blue Angel pilot :) There are also a few photos from the JSU game that we went to this weekend and a few of Allie's Halloween and fall decorations at her site. We were saved by our neighbors on Saturday, when they invited us to the game, in more ways than one. Michael and I were a little down, to say the least, with the stress of worrying about all of their upcoming tests this week and the fact that it was Allie's 10 month Angel Day Anniversary. You know it is strange that sometimes we can be okay with the anniversary days and on others we are not. Something about it being the number 10 and marking being without her twice the amount of time that I got to have her just bothered me. Who knows, it could be because of the holidays approaching and my aching desire for her to be here to celebrate them with us, or her Angel Day now only being 2 months away and bringing back such intense memories, etc... Anyway, like I said, we were both down and a little snappy :), which can also happen sometimes in marriage even when you are not going through depression, when our wonderful neighbors invited us to the JSU game. It was a beautiful day and great for doing something outdoors, and we knew Mason would LOVE it, so we agreed to go- - first save. Soon on our journey we were almost regretting our decision. We stopped by to get something to eat on our way because we were going to meet up with them at the game. Mason likes to roll down the back window in the car and yell out his order now when we go through a drive through, and this time was no different except for the fact that his window would not roll back up afterwards (great). I saved his drink so that he would not spill it on himself while we were moving, and of course when I hand him his drink after we had stopped, and Michael was working on the window, what does he do but spill it all over himself. We called Jennifer and Steve to let them know what was going on and that we would be there soon and just happened to think to ask if the gate accepted credit cards. Well, guess what, they didn't. Do you think we had any cash on us. Typically, this would have been fine because we would have just used our ATM card to get some cash, but a few months ago Michael thought his wallet was stollen and cancelled everything. We broke the devastating news to Mason that even though we had told him we were going to a game and drove him all the way up there that we would not be able to go to the game now. This was not pretty. But, again, our neighbors came to the rescue and took care of our way into the game--second save. What wonderful friends we have! The boys had a blast and even showed out a little for the other little cutie you see in the pictures. I don't know why I always have a "story" to tell when I go somewhere, but it seems to work out that way pretty often. I'm not too sure that is a good thing :)
Please pray for Mason and Michael this week as they both go for further testing, and I would like to add another special prayer request. Jim Murrell,a friend of ours that was only a couple of years ahead of us in school, is in very serious condition. His mother-in-law was also the heavenly Hospice Nurse that cared for Allie like she was her own grand-child. Jim Murrell is in heart failure, and due to the map work complications of his heart, he is not a candidate for a heart transplant. He is a preacher in Mississippi and married with two young children. Their youngest child was recently diagnosed with a mild form of Autism and his wife suffers from serious health issues as well. Even through all of these hardships they are still able to remain faithful. This family needs all of the prayers and help that they can get, because insurance will not cover pre-existing conditions. I'm sure they will appreciate any additional prayers that you can send their way. You can also visit them at www.philadelphiachurchofchrist.com Thank you again.