Seems like a New Year’s Eve post should be reflective, and I’m not quite sure this will deliver in the realm of end-of-year posts. When I think about spending time considering the past year, honestly, this time I just don’t feel like doing it. A fellow mama who’s had a hard year blogged yesterday her own gratefulnessContinue reading “What a year for a new year”
Craig doesn’t work till late tonight so we are enjoying what feels like a rare break this morning. It’s 79 degrees and sunny, and we’re listening to a brass band play Christmas music and running around the park. We listened to “Shake it Off” driving here (possibly more than once…). I think Ava would ratherContinue reading “A break!”
Ava was pretty drowsy this morning but she is perking up now and eating some lunch. They got the MRI done and now she’s talking and getting excited again. We’ll see how the day goes, but looks like she’ll be fine. Thanks to those of you who prayed for her this morning.
Ava was cracking is up this morning while we wait for her MRI. She kind of looks like a little Jedi with her gown on. She just went under to start the procedure.
I was flipping through radio stations yesterday on the way to Walmart and heard 105.1 was doing a fund drive for the Children’s Miracle Network. A few hours later, we were at Arnold Palmer (making a failed attempt to get one of Ava’s tests done), and ran into the DJs broadcasting from the hospital cafeteriaContinue reading “Children’s Miracle Network”
This is a picture of us walking away from the doctor’s office, because Ava doesn’t need a helmet and we don’t have to come back to this one! Wish I could’ve gotten a picture of the test though. She looked really cute and the scan looked like a marble statue of her head. 🙂 So,Continue reading “Good news for Ava’s hair :)”
ATis the season for testing… Ava did great at her EEG today. Looks scary but it was more like a spa date with my daughter (well, minus the massage, plus some fun headgear for her). Ava was really happy to get some food afterward!
After we found out about this next series of tests for Ava, my mom offered to fly back down here and help us for a couple more weeks. I really don’t know how we’d be managing without her right now. It’s such a gift to have her help w Ava’s therapy, along with a lotContinue reading “My mom is my hero.”
I’ve worked with teenagers for more than half my life, and with that has come the privilege of getting to watch, learn & walk through adventures with a lot of families. I knew parenting would be a lot different than youth pastoring, and have tried to approach it with humility. It’s definitely grown in meContinue reading “The illusion of control”
In the belated spirit of Thanksgiving, YES, we were really thankful to have Ava’s hearing aids on in time for the holiday Everyone is, of course, asking how Ava’s responding now that she has her aids. The first week she was pretty quiet, even a little less responsive that she’d been, but I think sheContinue reading “Thankfulness, progress…and more tests”