Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My goofy girl

Abby is a ham, or rather, a selective ham.
She is usually very quiet around non-family members and even around them she can be quite shy at times.

She does have a rather large, outgoing, bossy, charming, hysterical, enchanting personality.
Tonight at dinner, she was letting it shine through and she actually allowed and performed for the camera.
This is not small feat, normally she shies away when she knows I am recording.
I hope you enjoy seeing the precious girl that we see.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Prayers for a woman in my town

Today, while Abby was eating lunch, baby B was playing and Ainsley was helping me cook, I heard a loud bang.
It was so loud that I thought that someone must have hit our house or something along those lines.
I checked out front, then out back and finally called K to tell him what had happened.

About half an hour later I missed a phone call from my dad, he left a voice mail asking me if I had heard the explosion.
I promptly looked it up online and found out that a house exploded over four miles away from our house.
They are saying that a sprinkler system was being installed and the gas line was struck.

An elderly woman was inside the home when it occurred.
I've seen video footage of the home and simply cannot imagine what that woman has been through.
I am praying for her, praying that she is okay.

Friday, January 27, 2012


life rearranged

This week has been so crazy busy that I haven't got many pictures to share.
But, its' Friday, woo hoo!

Ainsley and Abby worked together to make a tower the other day.
Ainsley loves to build things then have me take pictures of them.

My goofy girl was "spying".
Too bad the cat gave away her prime spying location.

I've mentioned it before, I love to see my Fiesta plates in rainbow order.
Opening up the cupboard to see them all lined up just makes my little OCD heart happy.

Last night for dinner we had chili, yum.
The girls and I made mini-cornbread muffins to have with it.
They were so good and precious.

I realized when looking picking out this week's pictures that I had not taken a single picture of my kiddos all week.
Not. one. single. picture.
So, I thought that I would bring back one of my favorites.
I took this picture right after I got the Instagram App.
Blast from the past.
Have a great weekend, xoxo

Five Question Friday!

1. Do you swim in the winter?

2. Do you love or hate winter?

3. Do you put makeup/actual clothes on when you know you're going to be home all day with just family?

4. How old were you when you had your first alcoholic beverage?

5. How many ill calls in a 12 month period do you think are acceptable?

1. Not unless we are at a hotel or something. I have weird temperature related issues, no ice cream in the winter, no soup in the summer. I guess that also includes swimming now :)

2. Neither really. It's a welcome relief from the sauna AKA Midwest that we live in. However, *normally* winters are pretty brutal here too.

3. Normally I try to, otherwise I don't feel put together or awake. Now, putting on actual clothes to me means yoga pants and a shirt. I do wear makeup almost everyday, unless I am sick or just plain exhausted.

4. Too young. As in waayyyy too young. Praying my daughters make MUCH better decisions than I did.

5. Considering that I am a stay at home mom I get approximately...0, unless I am really sick {puking/fever} then K stays at home so I can rest. When I was working though, I not only took sick days for myself but for Adison as well. I think as long as it's not excessive and that when you are at work you are really working then...I don't know. Sigh, that question was so not really answered, sorry.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Good, the Bad and the Funny

The Good: we are all getting over our cold, now I am just praying that K doesn't catch it. K's cousin, Tiffany, is half-way through her chemo treatments and the tumor is shrinking, praise the Lord! The kiddos are all doing really well and loving on baby B. Abby was so cute this morning, we she saw that B was here she starting jumping up and down while clapping and screaming.

The Bad: I got a phone call from Ainsley's teacher, Mrs. B, saying that Ainsley cried the entire bus ride to school this morning because she thought that she had lost her scarf. I told her that she had dropped it on the floor in the living room, so Mrs. B relayed the message then Ainsley got on the phone. Poor baby was still upset and I reassured her that I would put it away and she could get it when she got home. Apparently Lee was still upset and walked away from the phone so Mrs. B got back on the phone and I told her that if she was upset later that I would bring it up to her. I never heard back, her teachers are AMAZING!
The Funny: I think today it should be called "The Sweet". This morning after dropping Adison off at school Abby was singing away in the van. I sat there, trying to figure out what she was singing. It was "Jesus Loves Me". It is the sweetest sound ever to hear my itty bitty two year old singing "yes, Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so".

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A blast from the past

There are times {many times} that I will be watching some cartoon with the kids and think to myself  

We had MUCH better television when I was a kid!
Saturday morning was something that I looked forward to, my dad, brother and I would all get up early to check out some Pee Wee's Playhouse.
After school, of course when homework was done, my brother and I would plop ourselves on the couch for some afternoon TV time, you know, before Wheel of Fortune came on or the nightly news was watched.
I can still hear Wheel! Of! Fortunnnnnnne!
{My mom ALWAYS got the puzzles right, she was/is a genius at them.}
I thought it would be fun to take a peek into some of those shows and see if any of you watched them as well:

Did you guys watch any of these?
If so, what was your favorite?
Any others that I missed?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tag! You're it!

Nikki, over at Saving For a Rainy Day tagged me and I am so grateful!
Thanks Nikki!
Make sure to head on over to her blog and check it out, I know that you'll LOVE it!

The Rules:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then
create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
4.Tag eleven people and link them on your post
5. Let them know you've tagged them! 
Fun facts about me:
1. I broke my left thumb right on the growth plate while playing volleyball and it's now shorter than my right thumb.
2. I have three children and three cats, all of whom are girls.
3. I love coffee but usually have more milk and creamer in it than actual coffee.
4. I have a gag reflex to onions and to food that has lettuce in it. I like salads, just not lettuce in/on things, bleh.
5. I have two tattoos and love them. I would really like to get another but don't know what/where.
6. I have had the chicken pox twice, lucky me.
7. I LOVE to read and get really sad when books are finished.
8. I don't know how to sew, but really want to learn, however, I don't really have the patience to teach myself. Unlike my daughter who has taught herself to play the piano.
9. I get really really cold, during the winter I am normally wearing at least three layers of clothes. Now that there are so many fun scarf options I normally have one of those on too.
10. I sometimes toy around with the idea with going back to school for nursing or graphic design.
11. I love to eat potato chips with cottage cheese or Doritos with peanut butter.
My questions to answer:
  1. What is the first movie you remember seeing in a theater? Jurassic park and it scared me half to death!
  2. Ok,it's down to the Giants and Pats! Who you rootin' for? I don't know, I'm not a big football fan, eek.
  3. Are you still friends with your BFF from high school? No, sadly not. We fell out of contact after she moved away.
  4. What year did you graduate high school? 1999
  5. What is your favorite smell/scent? I'm loving my new body wash and lotion called midnight pomegranate, although I LOVE vanilla and coconut.
  6. What the last color paint you used to paint a room? It's boring white, however, I really want to paint it a pretty grey, I'm kind of obsessed with grey right now.
  7. What are your vacation plans for this year? None as of now, I'm sure that something will pop up eventually though.
  8. Last book you read? I just got done reading book four of the Grimm Sisters. It's one of Adison's books, soooo good!
  9. Favorite new store? I don't think we really have any new stores, but my favorite is Target, I love it.
  10. Have you ever won anything? I once one a giveaway on MckMama's blog and I won something at a PTO raffle.
  11. Do you have any phobia's? Sharks, yes, I am terrified of sharks. I live in a landlocked state and they freak me out. I also don't like going out by myself at night, I have a bit of an overactive imagination and have seen way too many scary movies.
11 New Questions 
1. How many siblings do you and where are you in the birth order?
2. What is the last book that you read?
3. What food do you crave the most?
4. Do you have any irrational fears?
5. Growing up did you ever wish you had a different name and if so, what?
6. What is your least favorite food?
7. What is your favorite movie?
8. Are you really into decorating for holidays or do you keep it to a minimum?
9. What is your favorite color?
10. How do you handle meeting new people, do you tend to be more outgoing or shy?
11. Do you wake up easily in the morning or do you have to drag yourself out of bed? 

I'm Tagging:
Beka over at A BLOG by B*
Laura over at The Peanut Gallery 
Katherine over at Irish Italian Blessings
L.A.C.E. at My Glass House
Jennifer over at The Bidwell Crew
Anna at Just as I am 
Kelly over at Smedley Family

*Check out these blogs, I love them!*

Right now

Right now I am... 
dreaming about eating one of the above yummy things

am making some more coffee
listening to baby B babble

watching Abby eat blueberry yogurt

...several minutes later...

listening to Abby pretend to be Dora "backpack backpack"
getting toys for baby B to play with

thinking about how amazing God is
thinking about some of my friends that are going through some things, oh how my heart aches

ready for a nap
wanting to do something creative

ready to read some more of my book

What about you, what are you up to?

Friday, January 20, 2012


I am thrilled it's Friday!
I am so ready to not hear my alarm go off at 6:30 in the morning!
{Not that I will sleep or anything, my internal clock will probably go off at 7, but at least it's not that blasted alarm, right?}
Okay, since it's Friday that means that it is time to share your cell phone pics over at Life.rearranged.
Link up and share!
life rearranged

Homemade pizza on Tuesday.
It was seriously so good!
We have talked about making every Tuesday a homemade pizza night now.
I can't wait for next Tuesday, maybe tomorrow night we can pretend that it is Tuesday as well.

My two addictions...loves...tasty treats.
Coffee and a large Coke from Sonic.
They seem to make my day so much happier.

Last Friday night, K and I took the girls out to a new Chinese restaurant.
It was soooo good, the chicken and mushrooms, delish!
Wouldn't it be great if this one came true!

We have had some seriously gorgeous sunsets lately.
They take my breath away with their beauty.
The girls and I love to look and talk about them.

Abby loves to look at books.
The other morning she insisted on "reading" my daily devotional.
I'm starting her young!

I feel like this is a "Where's Waldo" moment, but, can you see the tiny rainbow in the sky.
I was picking up Adison from school the other day and spotted this little beaut.

Five Question Friday!

1. Where do you hide the reeeally good snacks?

2. Do u keep your vehicle clean or am I the only one who has things falling out of their van?

3. Have you ever been to Vegas?

4. Warm room light blankets or cold room warm snuggly blanket?

5. What is the worst airplane/flying experience you've ever had?

1. I hid them in the cup cabinet, where the kids can't reach it, ha!

2. I would say a mix of both. My van is what we normally drive, it's the drop-off/pick-up vehicle for school. It's the vehicle we take to the park or run errands. I *try* to keep it clean, but inevitably I find way more trash or somehow dirty socks in it than there should be.

3. I haven't been to Vegas and to be honest, I don't have a desire too either. I'm not sure why, I've heard it's such a neat place to go.

4. Cold room and LOTS of snuggly blankets. With that being said though, I hate having to hop into a cold bed, brrrr.

5. When I was younger we flew down to San Antonio. There was a storm so we had to circle above the airport until we could land.  There was so much turbulence and the plane was bouncing all over the place. People were screaming and I was so ready to land.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Good, the Bad and the Funny

I can't find my usual pic, so today you get this cuteness!

The Good: I'm sleeping well, praise the Lord! It's amazing what a good night's sleep can do for a person. Adison got the first of The Sisters Grimm books for Christmas, the first book was really good so we got the others and I have to tell you, they are really entertaining! Watching baby B is going wonderfully, she is such a delight. My coffee has been tasting extra tasty lately, I am still in love with my caramel macchiato coffee creamer, yum! We made homemade pizza the other night and it was so tasty, we are thinking about making Tuesday night "Homemade Pizza Night".

The Bad: I had an awful nightmare the other night, it still bothers me today. Mornings have been really rough lately, like I'm going to cry or curl up in the fetal in the middle of my bed with the covers pull over my head rough. 

The Funny: Abby was so funny the other day, we were sitting at the window waiting for Ainsley to get home from school, when Abby leaned over, looked at me and said You have pretty eyes, Mama.

Then this morning, I asked her what she wanted for lunch and she said, Um, I think so. She is growing up so incredibly quickly!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

When tiredness is good

Lately I have been tired...maybe exhausted is a better word.
I find that I am running all day long.
It's a good tired though, a tired that means that the day was full of hard work and productivity.
The kind of tired where I am in bed as soon as the little girls go to bed, I lay there like a lump watching a bit of television and then fall asleep at the time that adults do.
I had been staying up late, like an unmarried, non-parent, college student.
Secure in the fact that my daily nap would occur and coffee would be consumed.

Ah coffee, you are so delicious with your tasty creamers and caffeine laden self, I love you.

Now though, naps are no more, unless it is the weekend and K takes over afternoon duty so I can sleep.
While my days before will filled with the sounds, sights and touches of children, my days now are even more full with the care of a 6 month old as well.
How quickly I had forgotten all that a 6 month entailed and how quickly it came back.
The gummy smiles, the slobbered on shoulders, the joy at seeing them roll over and babble.
Watching little baby B has been such a wonderful experience for all of us.
We are all enjoying having her with us during the day and the girls are so excited for her to come over in the morning.
Most mornings I hear Abby with her charming toddler voice coo, "Aww, B is so cute!"
This has been such a blessing for us.
Abby is doing even better than I thought she would.
She is such a little mama, she likes to help and has shown very little jealousy.

Tiredness + joy = contentment

 Other things

1. Have you heard about #TeamAmelia?  Little Amelia, who is 3 years old, was denied a kidney transplant due to being mentally delayed. Please read her mom's blog post about this and please sign this petition.

2. Please pray for my father-in-law, he had surgery on Friday to repair a hernia.

3. Do you guys have any prayer requests? I would love to have the opportunity to pray for you.


Friday, January 13, 2012

It was a happy New Year

I originally wrote this post on January 2nd, but somehow missed posting it. Sigh.
Things have been super busy lately, between the kids, being on different committees for Adison's school and I am now watching some friends of our darling little girl, it has been crazy.
Crazy in a good way, a really good way, but still crazy, ha! 

This past weekend K and I celebrated our birthdays.
Since my mom and step-dad live a bit too far to make it for Christmas, we decided to combine the two.
The girls had. a. blast.

My step-dad is amazing with them.
He took them out to do some mole scouting and patiently listened to all of their stories.
He was great with them.
Seeing my mom with my kids is a blast.
I never realized how many things that I say that she also said.
It's really funny.

Adison, Pappy and Max.
I think that Adison would have been more than happy to have cuddled with Pappy the entire weekend. 

On Saturday {K's birthday} we headed across the border to Oklahoma to enjoy one of my childhood favorites, Goldies.
Adison and I shared a humungous plate of chili cheese fries.

How cute is this!?! 
The kids spent the majority of the weekend rocking on it.

The birthday couple on Saturday night.

We had beer can chicken for dinner on Saturday.
The look like they're fighting.

How cute are these skirts???
My mom got them for the little girls for Christmas.
I love the princess, biker look.

Ainsley was watching my mom act goofy.
She didn't know what to think, ha!
Ainsley was sporting her new princess pajamas, they are already a favorite.
Because, Ainsley likes pink and princess.
Those are her words.

This was goodbye.
Waving goodbye to my mom was hard, but seeing her smile so happy made it better.
My mom and I are best friends, we talk about everything and I so enjoyed spending time with her.
Just chatting and catching up over a cup or two...or three of coffee while the kids played and the men talked was lovely.

I'm ready to do it again!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I haven't talked about this before and it has been going on for quite a while.
You see, our eldest, Adison, has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD.
I *knew* for a while years before the diagnosis, but had been avoiding it.
I don't think I was in denial, more of a "let's wait and see" type of thing.

In the womb Adison was active, I swear she seemed to kick 24/7.
When she came out of the womb she was always awake and wanting to see/touch/interact with the world.
She did everything early, walking- check, talking- check, you name it-check.
She was ALWAYS busy, into everything, checking out new things.

I never really thought about the fact that she was different from the other kids.
At reading time at the library Adison simply could. not. sit. still. and. listen. to. the. story.
At church, more often than not, the youth pastor would have to go sit in her classroom with her because she was all over the place.
At preschool she was everywhere, doing everything, all the time.

I thought it was just her.
We are all made different, with different strengths and capabilities.
So she was just active, engaged in everything, a quick learner.

I can't tell you how many "talks" caregivers of different sorts would have with me about Adison's "behavior". 
It was infuriating.
K and I loved and still love that Adison is her own person, she marches to the beat of her own drum and does it proudly.
She is who she is and we have always been so proud of her.
She is simply an awesome kid.

There were so many struggles though.
Having to remind her of the same thing over and over and over and over and over again only to have her forget or get distracted.
Telling her something and her instantly doing something else.
Talking to her about self-control and making good choices only to see that those talks went in one ear and out the other.
Trying to talk with adults that had chosen to work with children at vacation bible school who just couldn't seem to understand that not all kids were made with the ability to sit and listen quietly.
Who rather than showing my child love and attention chose instead to be mean and horrible to her.

K and I had talked about getting her tested for ADHD but had always hesitated because we didn't want her to be labeled as ADHD.
We wanted people to see her for who she is rather than that "ADHD kid".

One day, last year, while I was at Adison's soccer practice, I stood on the sidelines and just watched her.
Heartbroken and just sad.
While other children had grown out of their inattention and distractibility, my child was all over the place.
The coach would give them drills to run and she just couldn't stick with it.
When the kids were supposed to be patiently listening to the coach mine was on the ground rolling around with her ball.
I thank God that she is who she is, that she is oblivious to the differences, but my heart hurt for her.
All of the past struggles she had had and everything else were there, staring me in the face.
She was struggling, this was more than we could handle.
I had a psych degree and had worked with children, I had tried everything I could with Adison and this was beyond what we could work on without help.

That night I talked with K, told him what had happened and we made the decision to talk to our pediatrician about getting Adison tested for ADHD.
I was so impressed with how quickly the whole process went.
I picked up some questionnaires for K and I to fill out and to give to two of her teachers at school.

Filling out the questionnaire for us was no big deal, easy peasy.

Seeing the results from what her teachers filled out what so incredibly hard.
To see how much she was struggling broke my heart.

Meeting with our pediatrician, Dr. C, was no big deal.
I think that facing how hard things had been for Adison made the appointment easy.
We just wanted to help her.
We went through the questionnaires together and consulted with the DSM-IV.
Adison did, in fact, have ADHD.
We talked about different options and in the end decided to try medication and continue with the techniques we were working on at home.

The change was dramatic, she was still Adison but a more focused Adison.
Things were so much better and at school she was flourishing.

The only thing that was a concern was her weight loss, but Dr. C was on top of things, checking her out every couple of weeks.
Her weight did even out and she is thriving.

She is still Adison.

She still has her quirks and is still distractable, but not to the extent that it had been.
She is doing amazing.

Looking back, I wish that we would have done this sooner.

I wish that we wouldn't have waited.
But, that's the joy of hindsight, its always 20/20.

I know that things could be much worse, I know that other parents have much more difficult struggles.
I am aware of how blessed we have been.

But, in our little life, this was and is a struggle.
A struggle that we are blessed with, you see, I wouldn't change a single thing about our little family.
We all have things that we work through, that help shape us into being who we are supposed to be.
I'm just happy that have the honor of being this little girl's mama.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I see the moon

Last night after dinner I happened to look out the window and saw a gorgeous full moon. I've always been in awe of the moon and stars. As as a child my dad, at times, would awaken me in the middle of the night to watch a meteor shower. There was a park behind our house and I remember laying on the walking path watching the stars paint a beautiful picture across the night's sky.

Last night, the moon was beautiful. I picked up Abby, held her close and pointed at the glowing sphere.

Oooh, Abby said, pretty moon!

I sang I See the Moon to her and during the verse, "and God bless the one I'm longing to see," Abby said, I love Jesus. I want to see Him!

In our house that means that the kids want to see the crucifix that my grandfather gave K and I for our wedding.
I got Jesus off of the wall and held Him so that Abby could look at Him.

Ouch, owies on His hand.

Yes, baby, Jesus has an owie on His hand.

I want to kiss it.

Oh, owie on dis {this} hand too?

Yes, He has an owie on that hand too.

I want to hug Him.

Owies on His foot?

I yuv {love} Jesus!

I love Jesus, too, baby.

I hope and pray that she always has that love for Jesus.
That she always has compassion for other peoples hurts, whether they are physical, mental or emotional.
Last night was one of those memories, those special ones that I blog for.
The ones that I want to be able to remember with perfect picture clarity.

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Laziest Weekend EVER!

We seriously had the laziest weekend ever.
It was glorious.
I didn't get out of my pajamas all day Saturday and
didn't leave the house at all.
Yep, you me right, not once all weekend.
I even napped on Saturday, a serious, I-slept-in-my-bed-with-the-lights-off-for-two-and-a-half-uninterrupted-hours-and-no-one-woke-me-up.
For reals.

It was nice to have a down weekend.
We didn't have anywhere to go or anything to do.

K left the house once to get me a Dr. Pepper, how sweet is that!?!
Sigh, he's a sweetie.
Even with all that laziness relaxing going on we did manage to take down the rest of the Christmas decorations, so long tree, see ya later nativity, I can't wait for next year!

To have time to relax, to enjoy down time with the family was rejuvenating.
Life is busy busy busy, but to make a conscious effort to stop and take a break is key to my sanity.

Sunday was nice as well.
Hot bath, a good book, kiddos to snuggle with, hubby to talk with.
That made my day perfect!

Oh oh, Sunday got even better because there was an NCIS marathon running.
Sunday night ended with kitty cuddles {that's Chloe's back} and some Jethro Gibbs.

Good times!

Friday, January 6, 2012


life rearranged

This has been the weirdest week ever.
Every day has felt like Thursday and now that it is Friday it still feels like a Thursday.
Whatever the day feels like, woo hoo, it's FRIDAY!

This was the card that my mom and step-dad got me for my birthday.
Is that funny or what???
I burst into laughter as soon as I opened the envelope.

Adison got her ears pierced on Tuesday.
She hadn't wanted to get it done forever but then out of the blue on Tuesday she wanted to.
She is doing a really good job of taking care of them and now Ainsley wants hers pierced, too.
Did I tell you that for the longest time Adison thought that the dentist pierced your ears?
I have no idea where she came up with that one, ha ha.

K's parents got me a devotional for Christmas and I am really enjoying it.
This was one of the verses that they gave us to look up earlier in the week.
It's one of my favorites, it provides so much peace and hope.
For me, a worrier, it helps me to lay aside those worries.

A friend gave Adison these glasses for Christmas.
Adison gave them to Ainsley knowing that she would love them.
How cute does she look wearing them, I love it!

Yesterday we went to the park, it was 67 and gorgeous.
We embraced it.
Hello, January, I could get used to this!

On Tuesday we went to the art lab with some friends.
The kids had a blast.
Abby took her self-portrait drawing time very seriously.
She kept saying, "I drawing" over and over again.

Five Question Friday

1. What is the weather like where you are and do you like it?

2. When you're sick what do you seek comfort from?

3. What do you need to do before the end of the month?

4. Have you ever served on a jury?

5. If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
1. It's currently 46 out, which is unheard of in January. Normally, we might not have snow but it would be bitterly cold and miserable. Yesterday, it got up to 67. Yes, 67!
2. My bed. Plain and simple. I want my bed but if I can't have that I will settle for my pillow.
3. I need to finish putting my Christmas decorations away, but we are planning on doing that tomorrow. I really need to get the kids clean clothes put away. That is probably my least favorite chore, oh how I despise putting away clothes.
4. I haven't, I have been called in for jury duty but the case was settled while we were waiting.
5. A cat, you get to sleep all. the. time. To sleep whenever you want would be wonderful. Plus, you have some one feed you and clean up after you. Yep, the cat's life would be great! 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Good, the Bad and the Funny

The Good: Things feel good right now. The kids are back in school, the schedules have resumed. Taking a break from schedules sure is nice, however, it also feels nice to get back into the swing of things. It was 67 today! My friend and I met at the park to let the kids play...without jackets! Unheard of in Kansas.

The Bad: As I mentioned yesterday, we could really use some prayers for K's cousin, Tiffany, and her family. Please surround this family in prayer.
The Funny: Ainsley has been on a roll lately. The first was from when we were headed down to visit my mom. K kept driving over this bumpy part of the road and was joking with Ainsley that the car was broken. Ainsley likes to tease Abby, so without skipping a beat she said, "Oh no, the car is broken! Well, Abby, it looks like you are going to have to push!" We all laughed so hard at that one.
This happened yesterday:

Lee, you are pretty awesome, do you know that?
Why are you so awesome?
Because I'm your daughter and you're super awesome!

Ha ha, I love it! What a funny rascal.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A prayer update

I'm sorry I haven't updated you sooner on K's cousin, Tiffany.
We have been waiting for some test results and my mother-in-law called me last night to give us an update.
Tiffany does, in fact have Bracca 1.
The chemo is shrinking the tumor, praise the Lord, however the chemo is grueling.
They are having to space out her time in between chemo sessions because it is so hard on her body.
Please please please be praying for Tiffany.
For the chemo to work, for the cancer to be gone, for her life.
For her body to be able to fight this, for her husband, her precious children, her family.

On top of all of that, Tiffany's grandmother has been diagnosed with kidney cancer.
She had to have some sort of a shunt put in and then subsequently got pnemonia.
The doctor's have had to put off taking out the tumor in her kidney so that her lungs can heal.
Please pray for Tiffany's mom, Charlene.
I cannot imagine having your daughter and mother both fighting this terrible disease at the same time.
This family is going through a nightmare.
K's grandmother and great-grandmother both passed away from breast cancer.
We have known this and my mother in law has been trying to get the genetic test done to see if she carries the Bracca 1 gene.
However, her insurance company will not approve it.
They have asked again and were again turned down.
Tiffany's doctor is sending some paperwork to my mother-in-law reinforcing the need to get the test done.
Please be in prayer that the insurance company will approve this.
We are praying that my mother-in-law is not a carrier, but if she is then K and his sister, Anna, will also need to be tested to see if they are carriers as well.
I pray that everything is negative, the idea of my daughters having to go through this is terrifying.

My heart is aching for this family.
Please lift them up, surround them in prayer.