Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Life right now

Oh, sweet blog. You are the first thing to get neglected when life gets busy. And I think that's ok. Better that I not blog than not shower. Am I right?

We've had our fair share of unexpected house-related emergencies this past month. You know- the kind that make you cringe to pay for but so grateful that you have an emergency fund to pull from. First we had to take down a bunch of trees that were dying because we live on a very wooded lot and tend to get very windy, sometimes tornadic, weather this time of year. And then came the doozie- having to replace 25 feet of underground plumbing pipe. We could have waited, but we were essentially playing Russian roulette with outgoing sewage. NO thank you. I can't even tell you the amount of crap-related puns we've used in our conversation these past few weeks. Our house is going to crap. The *^#* just hit the fan/I mean yard/I mean our bank account. We have no shame. I also told the plumber I would need him to sit down and explain to my children why they couldn't go to college. He did not find me nearly as funny as I did.

the crap hole

Anywhoo---In good news, April brings the celebration of our sweet angel's fourth birthday!! Don't even ask me how that is possible. She's also making her society debut as a flower girl in a wedding on Saturday. And Davis is wearing a blue gingham tie. I am already dying from the anticipated cuteness. Dying.

Also worth noting- I am now fully reliant on my iPhone for any family pictures, I am obsessed with Instagram and the new Hazelnut latte from Starbucks, oh, and one more little thing---I finally get to meet my little God-given miracle niece Greer Elizabeth on Thursday!!

It's an incredible gift to watch your best friends become mothers when you're already in on the secret of how wonderful it is. You can't explain it to them, but you know how much their life is about to change and how absolutely incredible it's about to become. It's truly such a blessing.

Ok. Brain dump complete. Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Big Victories

 Yesterday was a big day for our family.

At a routine cardiologist appointment for Davis yesterday (he goes every three months) the doctor gave us the green light to drop his last heart medicine. This means that as of last night we have a healthy 18 month old with a healthy heart who is now 100% MEDICINE FREE!!

If you had asked me 18 months ago when I thought this day would come I would have said never.  It certainly wasn't a guarantee. It wasn't even a discussion doctors would entertain- there was far too much uncertainty.

And for the past year and a half we've watched our child who began as a very sick little baby grow into a thriving, wild, insanely loving little boy. We held our breath every time he spiked a high fever (which happened often), knowing all too well exactly what viruses can be capable of. We traveled everywhere with a little cooler so his medicines could stay cold. We thanked God for our incredible insurance every time we filled his monthly prescriptions.

And ironically, last week I ended up in the ER with him after he picked up a kitchen aid blade at our in law's house and cut his finger. Of all the rooms they could have taken us to in that massive emergency room they took us back to room number 19. The room where they did his spinal tap when he was six days old on the night our world literally came crashing down. Full circle, I suppose. Maybe that was God's way of giving me closure, a chance to see how far we've come. 

When we were in the hospital, somewhere in the third week, the specialist told us this would be the longest marathon we would ever run. And she was right. But we made it. There are still no guarantees, but there never are. We've truly been given a gift, and all we can do is pray every day for those out there waiting on their own miracles. 

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