Saturday, June 25, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Olivia has sure been brightening my days lately.  She is so naturally funny that you can’t help buy laugh out loud when you’re around her.  The other day, we took Tobey to the vet.  Olivia used to be terrified to go to unfamiliar places, but now she finds it exciting.  She found the vet’s office to be just that. . .exciting!  First, she asked to get up on the table and our conversation went like this.

Olivia: Can I get up on the table with Tobey?

Me:  No, honey, the table is for dogs and cats and other animals.

Olivia: Like elephants?

Me: Well, elephants are too big.

Olivia: What about a baby elephant?

Me: Still too big.  The table is for smaller animals.

Olivia:  Like caterpillars?

How cute is she?  Then, tonight I found my tiara from my wedding and she just had to put it on.  Most little girls would then pretend that they were a princess, right?  Well, Olivia runs around saying that she is King Juan El Bobo (a character from one of her favorite Dora episodes.)  It was hilarious.  She is, however, still a princess to me.



Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I just thought I would give a quick update of everything going on in our lives.  Ryan’s mom was readmitted into the hospital because of what they believe are complications with meningitis.  As of tonight, she is in a lot of pain and could use a lot of prayers.  Ryan’s grandma was finally released from the hospital after being diagnosed with blood clots.  My grandma is still in a rehab hospital on oxygen undergoing dialysis.  My cat Tobey is at risk for having his tail amputated due to injury.  I honestly doubt that will happen, but I was given that as a possibility today during his follow up visit.  Whew. . .it’s been an emotionally exhausting couple of weeks.  I’m doing okay as the reality of my pregnancy loss is settling in. Some days are worse than others and I’m trying to take it one day at a time. I appreciate all of the prayers and emails and support from everyone.  Thank you so very much.  I’m just waiting to receive some good news one of these days.  My entire family could really use some. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Father’s Day

(I was unable to get this to post yesterday, so here it is a day late.)

God took the strength of a mountain,

The majesty of a tree,

The warmth of a summer sun,

The calm of a quiet sea,

The generous soul of nature,

The comforting arm of night,

The wisdom of the ages,

The power of the eagle's flight,

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The joy of a morning in spring,

The faith of a mustard seed,

The patience of eternity,

The depth of a family need,

Then God combined these qualities,

When there was nothing more to add,

He knew His masterpiece was complete,

And so,

He called it ... Dad

- Author Unknown