I know you have all been anxiously awaiting to hear about the trach situation, and I am pleased to inform you that Emmett has been successfully living trach free for almost two weeks, now!
Unfortunately, Owen was not ready for his to come out; he has too severe bronchi malasia, but hopefully by the end of summer, he will either have grown a bit and strengthened his windpipe, and/or he will be able to function as-is. I am confident that this will be the case, and all it takes is a mustard-seed of faith. I'm kind of relying on God for His healing on this one.
Since then, we have been enjoying the warm weather, and spending as much time outside before it gets to hot in the mornings, or in the sprinkler in the afternoons.
I can't think of anything better than four handsome boys, having fun on a long summer day. Especially when they are rockin' some pretty sweet suits!!
In other news, Dave and I are VERY excited to be buying a house here in the DFW area! I guess that means we are going to be staying for a good long while. I'm a-ok with raising my boys as Texans. Their is a network of some pretty special people here that we are not ready to say goodbye to. With that being said, if anybody knows anybody with spare boxes, I could certainly use some! And if anyone just HAPPENS to want to volunteer to help us move, we would not turn away the offer. Haha!! We are just really excited to have the opportunity to once again have our own place. God has been very good to us, and we can not deny it. Not ever.
The house will be big enough for our growing family for years to come. And by growing, I do mean that we are expecting a new little one in January of 2016. For those of you who are excited as we are, thank you!! For those who are thinking to yourselves, "do they NOT know what causes that?" My response is, yes we do!! It's called LOVE, and we've got lots of it!! Haha!! At any rate, we had a miscarriage this past January that was completely unexpected. We were not trying for a baby, and when we lost that little baby, we both felt empty, and that our family was missing just one more little one. It took me several months before I was ready to admit it, and on top of that, we were absolutely terrified of the "what-ifs," as our last pregnancy was a very difficult one with so many unknowns, and tears, and worries, and fears, we really didn't know if we could do it all again. But God is faithful, and so far Baby E is looking perfectly healthy.
Prayers, though are much appreciated once again. I feel as if I am expecting bad news any day now. God has a plan, though. And we are all a part of it.
As life is a part of the plan, so too is the end of life. My grandma, who has stuck with us through thick and thin, who has ALWAYS volunteered to watch her grandchildren when needed (or just for the fun of it) has been sent home on hospice, and it absolutely breaks my heart. All we can do is pray for her comfort and peace, and watch her slip away. It is humbling and infuriating at the same time - there is no amount of fighting for life that will save her life. God's timing is perfect, and I will never deny that. It just doesn't make losing her any easier.
We will celebrate her as long as we have her, and celebrate her life and spunk and devotion to her family when she is gone.
3 good things:
1. Spending time with Dave and Liam at the AirHogs game. What a fun night!!
2. Getting some 1-on-1 time with this handsome guy
3. Celebrating life.