Okay I am officially ready to see the calendar say 2011. This year has been a trying time in my life. I am not complaining because sometimes in order to grow we must face challenges. I was just hoping that they all wouldn’t come at once but so it seems that they have. I know that once we get through this valley in life there will be great rewards. The best part about all of these challenges is that I know I am never alone and I never have to carry the burdens of life by myself. God is right by my side even carrying me on the toughest days, even when I don’t see the light in the darkness. I truly can feel God right there with me.
So here is what has been happening right since I last blog:
On Aug. 12 I headed for a road trip of just the kids and I to my parents house 6 hours away just outside of Nashville, TN. Chris was coming later alone because he had somethings he wanted to do around the house without little hands around to “help”. The kids and I got there just before dinner time and enjoyed stretching our legs and visiting with my Mom. When my Dad got home from work we had dinner and then headed out to their pool for a swim. We swam even while it was dark outside and Kendra got out of the pool a couple of times to tell me how much she loved swimming in the dark. Yes it was a treat since it was already WAY past their bed time but hey we were on vacation. We of course went to bed late and like clockwork the kids were up at 7 EST or 6 CST. We didn’t move around too fast in the morning, Kendra enjoyed morning coffee with Nana in her very own cup and Ephriam ran in and out of the house to the backyard with the dogs. My dad of course had to work and Mom only had a meeting from 9-12 so we all got ready and headed out. Mom went to work and Chris, the kids, and I headed to the castle play ground before it got too hot. In the hour that we were there the temperature rose 10 degrees. It was now pool time! We swam till my mom got home and then had lunch, rested for a bit, and then headed back out swimming. Came back in had dinner and settled in for the evening. The kids had baths and we had made some plans for our ‘party’ the next day. We put the kids to bed and settled in to watch Whale Wars. I am not sure exactly when but my mom got a phone call saying the my Grandma was headed to the hospital again for her chest pain. This pain had been going on for about 2 months or so and no one could figure out why. I really didn’t think much of it but in my heart I knew something was seriously wrong
… to be continued