Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Think about it....

Without GOD our week would be:

Sinday, Mournday, Tearsday, Wasteday,
Thirstday, Fightday & Shatterday...

Remember: seven days WITHOUT GOD
makes one WEAK!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tomorrow, after a long week here in the ICU, Kaylea will have her 1st trach change. Due to the complications with placing the trach, she will have a CT scan in the afternoon. They will then decide if she will have another surgery here to correct the issue or if we can go on to Scottish Rite for her halo removal and casting. Scottish Rite would then handle our trach training and education so that we can take her home.

There is another issue going on with Kaylea that I am not ready to post about. It would keep her here in the hospital for quite a while longer and I (and the 5 younger kids)would have to move to be near her. I am asking for prayers for her and her health. She is having a very difficult time right now.


Sunday, October 11, 2009


Kaylea had her trach placed on Thursday. Life has been, well, um, busy! She was suppose to have her first trach change Monday or Tuesday so we could go to Scottish Rite for her next surgery on Thursday. Well, as is normal with Kaylea, she had some complications! Unfortunately she is facing a possible second surgery here at Children's before she can be released to Scottish Rite. We will not know the details until at least Thursday!!

She is, however, doing absolutely wonderful! She is even trying to talk! She is still bossy, even without a voice! Everyone should watch out. I am sure she is bored and I know she is uncomfortable.

John and I are taking turns staying at the hospital with her and the other at the RM House with the little girls. My parents are taking care of the rest at home! So, for now things are good. The staff and volunteers at the RM House are all fantastic!

We were given tickets to the Mavericks vs. Memphis game tonight. Thankfully my sister, Karen, is able to come and sit with Kaylea and John's parents are watching the babies.

Thanks for checking in on us....


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Clothes for a Cause

A sneak peek at the handsome little man!!!

I am helping some dear family friends bring home their 9th child! He happens to be a little guy very close to my heart. I advocated for him for over a year before I found a family that would follow through with their commitment!! This little guy has arthrogryposis like our Kaylea and Owen. He happens to be from Thailand and was in the same orphanage as Kaylea! He and Jack were buddies when Jack was still at the orphanage! We couldn't be happier that he is coming home and want to help get him here. Please take a look at my new blog Clothes for a Cause.
You can shop by reading each post or by clicking on the labels for items that catch your interest. Most of the clothing are girls clothing. I bough a bunch for Rubea and Rylea. They love dresses, but since they don't walk and are all over the floor, certain items just don't work for them. Of course there are things that just never got worn, too! Please take a look. If you are interested in something just email me the item and I'll get you a quote for shipping!

Thanks so much for helping out!