Long time, no blog! 🙂 I have just not had the motivation for long blog postings, so sorry if people are feeling somewhat out of the loop! I’m currently at the hospital, kids with Travis, just hanging with my fam. Amazingly, we’re not here for Dad! Mom has been having some uterine problems and she just had a hysterectomy this morning. It was a quick scheduled procedure because timing was important. Josh starts school this next week and we needed him available at home with Dad…and mom. So, she’s like 5-6 hours out of surgery and doing well. Dad had a seizure this afternoon in her hospital room, probably just from the stress of having mom in surgery (and he was probably dehydrated a little), but it was a short one and, for once, my mom wasn’t the one trying to assist him. I was there and the nurse was too, so I was able to stay behind him and get him laid down. Its always startling for him, but he’s doing good now.
He’s started speech therapy up again, after feeling frustration over trouble finding words. Its good practice for him to do therapy ongoing, and he was the one to decide to go back, which is great! No regrowth that we know of yet. I don’t think he seems more symptomatic, and regrowth is always symptomatic.
Travis sent me away last weekend to a catholic monastery for rest and to read The Shack. He asked me if I’d be willing to go away and read for a couple days…hmmmm…not quite sure…okay! It was wonderful! Not only was the monastery one that is primarily silent, so the peace and quiet was amazing, but I really enjoyed The Shack. I hate getting on book bandwagons, and I resist them if at all possible (actually, I don’t read much anyways), but I’m glad Travis encouraged me to read this one. The author paints such a tangible picture of God, its hard to walk away without a different view of spiritual interaction. And, he’s a good author, which makes a big difference. The sad thing is that within an hour of being home with the fam, I’ve had almost a non-stop migraine. We’re working with the kids on chaos and noise control, as they are three EXTREMELY energetic girls, but who wants to say my family gives me headaches! I’ve lived with earplugs in since Sunday, which just dulls down the noise. Kind of ridiculous! But, the girls I think are sincerely trying, they are just loud and intense kids.
My parents continue to make it, sometimes hour by hour, financially. The stress weighs a lot on my mom, but so far God has not let a bill go unpaid. Thank you again, to those of you who continue to give to my parents and continue to offer support in many differing ways! My mom’s home decor sales have been helping, and we just sold our first item on ebay! First item going out the door is a 14 foot Christmas tree that we put up twice at the church…then decided that two full days to set up and decorate was a tad overwhelming just to have to take it all back down again a few weeks after Christmas. After getting through our first item (thanks again to those who’ve offered to help…we haven’t had much time to do a lot on ebay), we are hoping to list many more of their more expensive items!
A side note my mom wants me to mention…if you’ve emailed my mom at all, their computer seems to have a mind all its own, and has revolted against the email world, so she’s been unable to access it or send anything! If there is anything urgent please just call her directly.
Okay, I’m going to sign off for the night! Want to chat a little with the fam before I have to head home for the night. Hope fully it won’t be so long before my next update. 🙂 Enjoy your evening everyone!