Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Happy 9th Birthday C!

We picked up a Cookie Cake from the mall.

Sunday, C turned 9!  This past month has definitely been the craziest I have ever experienced with the older girls injuries but I was so thankful that all of us could be together for C's birthday.  I hadn't seen E or F in 23 days so it was super sweet to see them again (my sister and brother-in-law took awesome care of them).  We had originally planned to have a baseball themed party for C last Saturday but we ended up having a quiet celebration at home with all of us and family that was visiting from out of town.

 C after blowing out his candles.

C's end of the year baseball team party just happened to be the afternoon of his birthday so that was pretty awesome - they all sang to him and were super sweet.  We may have a bigger party for him in June but honestly we will just see how everything goes.  A's schedule is about to get pretty full with procedures, doctor and therapy appointments so until we get a consistent schedule down it still seems like we are living in a crazy land.  I have a new appreciation for how healthy my kids have been.  I have always been a big believer in community and I have to say that our community could not be more supportive.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Burn Recovery

Hello friends.  My family has had a medical crisis.

Two weeks ago today, my oldest daughters A and B were severely burned in a homeschool co-op class.  Thankfully, both are recovering. B is bandaged and doing very well at home; A's wounds are much more extensive and I am still with her in the hospital.

Our family, church, and friends have been amazing.  Honestly, even people we don't know have been amazing.  I so appreciate all the love and support.

I've had lots of ups and downs in two weeks as you can imagine.  Some days are better than others - physically, emotionally and spiritually.  Burns are awful.  It is not fun being here.  Still, God is gracious and I know He has sustained us for a purpose. I truly cannot believe that it has already been two weeks.  I am so proud of my girls and the strength and character that they are showing in an extremely hard and challenging situation.

I don't know when we will be going home.  The surgeons says the treatment plan is dynamic so we just take one step at a time.

This picture is the first time A was able to get out of the hospital bed into a wheelchair - baby steps!