Tuesday, September 30, 2008

About Me

Ok, you have all been wondering what is wrong with me and why I've been sick and why I haven't blogged about it. Well, the MRI showed that I just had sinus blockage. I thought that was so silly, cause I never felt any kind of sinus pressure or blockage. But I thought to humor the dr's I would take some sudafed over the weekend and show them that it didn't work. Well, it worked in a way, but it also made me much sicker than I was before. It started unblocking some of my blockage in my sunuses, but it also started draining down, too. I got a fever (101 most of the weekend) and because it was draining, my throat was so swollen and hurting that even to drink liquid was so painful. It was the most miserable I've felt in a long time. So yesterday the dr called me in a prescription and I started taking it last night. I'm feeling much better, but still not 100% yet. My throat is still sore (but I can drink liquids at least) and my temperature is normal. So that is the story of me. I'm still alive, and now that I have medicine, I should be feeling like I'm alive again. Thanks for all the prayers and concerns. I'm glad it was just a small fixable thing, but I do feel kind of silly for making it out to be so big. But I guess we all live and learn. And like Scott told me, how was I to know it was all just sinus blockage? It was different than I'm used to with sinus blockage.

Anyway, another update for us. They have set the meeting we have to have for October 9th. It's a Thursday, and supposedly she is supposed to move in with us that weekend. I hope they didn't change their minds on us, because the foster mom told us last night that she had talked to a worker that said they might just hold off until December. But if they are having the meeting then I would assume she's moving in. I'll let you know if anything different happens. Keep praying.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Ok, this has nothing to do with adopting our daughter. This is a prayer request that could be simple or it could be serious. I'm only putting it on my blog because I don't know any information yet (until tomorrow) and those who read my blog can just be praying until I find out...and then I will let people know if it's serious....if it's not serious then I will have less people to tell. But I've been getting some pretty bad migraines and my meds have not been touching them. This weekend (since Saturday) I've had a pretty bad migraine, but it's been a little different than my other ones. But when Scott and his mom were trying to massage my muscles in my back and neck, they found a lump on the left side of my neck that is very painful to me and it's not in a muscle (that we know of). I have been home today not feeling good (migraine, nausea, neck pain, lightheadedness/dizziness) and I got the dr to listen to me and I'm going in tomorrow. I don't know exactly what it is, but my husband and my dad are even more worried than me. Scott is just worried cause he doesn't know what it is and my dad is worried cause he thinks he knows what it is and it could be fatal to me if not found soon. I don't want to jump to conclusions, but I understand that we as the children of God need to take all things to Him in prayer. Scott and I are watching this very close and we are not going to mess around. If anything gets worse we will be in to the ER getting it looked at, but I am pretty sure that I will make it in tomorrow and then I will have my answers. Thank you so much for praying. When I know something I will blog it, so keep checking. If it really is serious, and you are a friend or family member I will be calling you in person. If I don't call you then it's not serious and our prayers have been answered the way we want them to be. I will admit that I'm a little worried, but I'm going to trust in the Lord that He know's all things and all things are for His good (or will be used for His good). I love you all! And thank you for your prayers.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Still not moved in

I just don't think I can go into it right now (I'm feeling a little disgusted) but Marty is not moved in yet and we thought we had a date set that she had to be moved in by (the 30th) of this month....and now they just hope they can keep that date. What is their problem?? Anyway, I know it's short, but that way those of you keeping up with the blog can know what's going on....or not going on. Keep praying.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

LIf is too busy

I read something once from James Dobson where he said that even a mother of a teenager would do good to be a stay-at-home mom if it allows. Well, our teenager isn't even moved in and I already feel that way. I get so tired by the time I'm done chasing 3-5 year olds all day and then come home to be a wife/mother(eventually full-time) and it takes a lot out of me. It really is like having two full time jobs. But it will work...I was just wanting to share that little bit of insight with everyone. So far things are going well (other than being busy) except that she's not moved in yet. We are getting a little frustrated with the other agency that they aren't getting things done. They were supposed to have sent some papers to SRS last Thursday or on Monday and I got an e-mail today that they hadn't gotten it done but would try to get it done today....and then we have to wait at least 10 days for SRS to do their part....all this before she can move in. I understand that we have to be patient, but it's very hard. Poor Martaysha can't understand why they won't just let her move in. And we have tried to let her know that even though we don't like it either, that we have to be patient (and nice to them...). We try very hard to encourage her throughout the week and keep her from getting angry about it. We told her we are already a family and we are all three here to encourage each other and make each other feel better....I think she liked that thought. She did tell us in a sweet note this past Sunday that she feels like the puzzle of her life is finally getting the pieces together. I wanted to cry, it was so moving. I think our family photo that gets put up on the wall I will get done into a puzzle and then frame it and it will be a symbol that our family puzzle is now coming together with all the pieces. What a great idea. Well, I better go. I have lots of things to do....busy, busy, busy. God bless you all!!!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Weekend in Alta Vista

We had so much fun in Alta Vista this past weekend....oh and at the Casting Crowns concert. It was Martaysha's first concert ever, and she loved it. We bought her a picture of them so she can have it and she put it in her school binder already. We also listened to our Casting Crowns cd over and over (but that's ok). Martaysha also had a blast camping with my family. She got to go swimming in the lake and tubing behind the boat. She absolutely loved it. I could tell she was exhausted last night when we brought her back to Ellinwood, though. She was getting very upset that we had to bring her back last night, too. She said she is ready to go and chew out the agency and tell them that she's just moving in. I guess she's ready to move in...lol. We are on the countdown though. They did say it would be in September...so it will be within a few weeks. She and I started getting some songs together to sing duets. One of them I think we will share with people when we have the adoption party (along with a song I'm singing for her). She's so much like me in that way.....music speaks to her just like it does for me. I love to use music to communicate my feelings (i guess that's the musician in me). Well, anyway, it was a great weekend. And hopefully in the next few weeks I can post that she is moved in. Keep praying.