Time for my little pity party...
It's been rough around here lately, and I would like to record most of what we've lived through, so someday we can read this and laugh. I don't like to focus on the negative, but it's been hard not to. I will try to intersperse the blessings amongst the trials...
In the past six weeks...
The truck was totaled.
Nobody was hurt.
We have insurance.
Daddy got a newer car - a 2003 Nissan Altima. I really like it. :-)
I broke my ankle.
It didn't have to be set.
The ER experience was less than 2 hours.
My kids have learned to help out around the house a lot more.
Our church is taking very good care of us. :-)
I have good arm strength now.
Daddy's back began to act up for the first time in his life. It has continued to ache the whole time my ankle has been broken - probably exacerbated by stress.
We discovered Cupcake has cochlear malformations on both ears and may lose her hearing at any time.
She's had good hearing in one ear for 5 years already and is acquiring English.
We have an awesome Children's Hospital.
We've had major driver's license trauma that I am not allowed to elaborate on.
One of my children is a good driver, despite what some authorities say.
Everyone in the family has had the flu (one or two at a time), which involved days of fevers, congestion, sore throats, and coughing.
We're all better now.
In one five day period, all four of my kids were in the pediatricians office.
Our pediatrician is wonderful. They know us at the office.
Sugar had an emergency appendectomy.
All went well and we caught it early enough that it had not burst.
They have private rooms now.
They have much better couches for the guests to sleep on.
Sugar recovered quickly with no complications.
I got a bladder infection and the antibiotics are not working. It hurts to hobble.
My armpits don't seem quite as sore (from the crutches) now that I have abdominal pain.
And...just today...the car battery died while we were out.
Some nice men gave us a jump start and taught TE how to do that.
We made it home alive.
And through this all, I have wonderful in-laws that have driven us everywhere, sat in emergency and waiting rooms, watched Cupcake, fed the kids, did the laundry and cleaning, and just generally encouraged us. I'm so glad we have such a good relationship. Everybody should have in-laws like me.
God has never left us. I don't know what His purposes are, but I know He is here and He cares.
So that's enough of a pity party. Now that I've written it down, I can get on with life. :-)
Blessings to you,
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