Monday, November 29, 2010

Dear God....

Today I spent the ENTIRE day at MD Anderson. We left the house at 8:30am and got home at 7:30pm. It was a long day. I forgot how busy a Monday there is. Nothing really new to report. I will go get some tests run next week which will give me a better idea of a few things. I will get my first bench mark thyroglobulin level. They are hoping for something less than one (which means there probably isn't cancer left). They will also check my parathyroids which have been testy after my surgery and not wanting to work (we are hoping they will come back), and they will check my levels for dosing my synthroid to see if what I am on now is an appropriate dose. After next week I won't go back until January when I will have an ultrasound done. I will get that done every six months and then will have a repeat radioactive iodine scan in the Fall. As long as that is negative I will just repeat the ultrasound every six months. So that is the plan....

Now back to my real reason for this post....

Tonight as I took Hadley to bed she was saying her prayer and it went like this:

Dear God,

Thank you for my Mommy. (She said this as she grabbed my face with both of her little hands and put her head up to mine while she prayed the whole time.) Thank you for making my Mommy feel better. Thank you for making my Mommy's boo-boo go away. Thank you for NO MORE DOCTORS for Mommy. And thank you for getting rid of my cough (which she hasn't had). THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. AMEN!

It just melted my heart. We were not even talking about my doctors appointment before bed, we were reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear. Yet it was on her mind. Was so sweet, it made me teary to hear my two year old say a prayer like that. Teary eyed that she was so sweet with such a genuine heartful prayer for me, and teary eyed that this is her reality too.

I just LOVE her. She is full of spunk and a little turkey at times, but she really has a sweet, sweet heart. I wouldn't change her for the world...

Friday, November 26, 2010


1 Thessalonians 5:18
Be thankful in all circumstances

Colossians 2:7
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and
you will
overflow with thankfulness.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Night Out.

A few weeks ago my friend Rachel told me she had a surprise for Frank and me. Her and her sister Sarah, have been walking through pretty much every step of my journey with me and have been amazing support (More than they will ever know). I really wasn't sure I was going to feel up to it, the suprise. And really up until about three days ago thought there was no way I could possibly make it. You see I have been getting in bed when the kids do at night and it was taking a lot to stay up that late. But about three days ago, I woke up with a little more energy. I wasn't holding my breath, but the next day I had some energy too. And low and behold I have had three REALLY good days. I am definitely not 100% by any means, but the foggy glaze I get or would have all day, is getting less and less and I can definitely tell things are getting better. YEAH!!!
Soooo....last night we were able to go to the Junior League Holiday Market Party. We were both really excited to get out. Not only was it the first night we have been out in MONTHS, but it was our first date in months. The latest I have stayed up in months. It was nice to get out and feel somewhat normal. We both had a REALLY great time. And the shopping was great. Sooo...if you get a chance you probably want to stop by it this weekend at the Marriot. You won't be disappointed and it will put you in the holiday spirit!! Thank You Rachel!! We had a blast!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gobble Gobble...

Monday we had the girls Thanksgiving Feast at school. Ellie had a realization as we were leaving. "This is my LAST year to have Thanksgiving feast here, because next year I go to big school. THAT MAKES ME SAD." Oh Ellie, that makes me sad too. This was our seventh Thanksgiving Feast at this little school. We love this little school. Here are a few pictures from Monday.

Our Little Indians. Ellie's Indian name was Princess Petals:
Ellie and her sweet teacher who she loves:
And the Director who loves all over all the kids:

What a blessing this little school has been to us and our family. It is one of the MANY things we are so THANKFUL for.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Foggy Brained

It was a long week. But a good week because I was home. A hard week because I have learned a new meaning to the word exhaustion. But a great week because I got to see and love all over my kids. I was hoping once starting the synthroid, it would be a miracle drug and just start working and each day getting better. But after taking it, and talking to my doctor it is going to take weeks and maybe months for it to build up in my system. So until then, I am tired, foggy brained, and forgetful. Oh sweet Health, I can not wait for you to return! Oh how I miss you!

My poor dad is right there with me waiting for health to return. The day after his surgery he went back into AFIB. And they told him that his heart is enlarged from the surgery and from being in AFIB for so long. So Tuesday he will have his heart shocked again and then they will see how it does. If it goes back into AFIB then he will most likely have another surgery in a few months. Please keep him in your prayers as well this week.

Halloween While I was Away

Before I get too behind. Before I forget to document their Halloween this are a few pictures that Frank, my neighbors and sister in law took for me while I was away.

Storybook Character Day at School for the girls:

Carving Pumpkins with the Neighbors (Gavin and Ellie carved their own pumpkins for the first time this year):

Bobbing for Apples (Gavin really wanted to do this so daddy set this up):

Mema and Pepa came over to deliver "Mama" animals and help get the kids get ready for Trick or treating:

Halloween Night: