Monday, June 23, 2008

Jessica died this weekend. :( Unexpectedly and while we aren't sure what happened we feel like the poor cat as subject to some mean kid. :( Salem is devastated. We had a funeral service. She asked what happened when she died and we said she went to heaven. Theology aside - she's not even 6. It's fine.

So she started asking a lot of questions about heaven and how we go and we talked about salvation and when we die we go to heaven if we're saved and wow last night when I was gone she told Brian she wanted to accept Jesus into her heart.

Thank you JESUS!!! SUCH tragic circumstances turned amazing.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Salem starts horse back riding lessons next week. I am SO excited. We couldn't get her in the equine therapy program. It's limited to a small # of participants and usually kids that CP, Downs and those that are autistic and emotionally disturbed get first shot.

So a friend helped me find a lady who teaches kids. She actually works with one of the therapists in the equine therapy program! So they are going to work up a treatment plan together. She's going to do 2 30-minute lessons a week.

Please pray this helps. I don't feel like her PT and braces have helped significantly in the last 2 years at all.

It's been a long week. Salem had VBS this week and also did her 6 year check up. She's actually not 6 til October but we did it when we did Raina's. Salem is 38 inches tall and only 32 pounds. Nope no coming out of the harness long term anytime soon. She also did all her blood work and genetic testing this week. We're doing a chromosome analysis, testing for a specific gene that over 50% of other NS kids have (there are 3 other genes that are associated with NS but this one PTN11 is the most common) and some blood clotting tests. She was SUCH a trooper. They took 10 vials of blood.

Raina got her check up too. She's 24 pounds but 36 inches tall. WOW. She's certainly going to be taller than Salem.

Salem is questing why she's differently lately. It's hard. You want to equip them with the knowledge they need to know but you also want to love and protect them and just shun it all away. :(

Friday, June 13, 2008

Six Words

I saw this at on Christi's blog and decided to give it a try. The idea is to write a “memoir” in six words. She's right - it is hard and it's more descriptive of where I am now rater than a memoir. I use the tag line "Better Moms Make A Better World" a lot. It's actually a MOPS motto. But I LOVE it.

But I didn't come up with it so I'll do one as well.

Better Moms Make a Better World
Be happy - be loved - be peaceful

What are your six words?


Life as I know it is tedious, over-whelming, stressful and although I do LOVE the laughs I am ready for the weekend. It's been a stressful two weeks. I lost my purse, cancelled my trip to Cali, went to Schiltterbahn instead, came home, Raina got bit in the face by a dog, Salem was in car wreck and I am tired and my house is a wreck!


The good news is my sister found a house. :)