Sunday, August 23, 2015

KIDS, and TOMATOES, and STEAK...oh my!!!

It's not lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my!  Lots to update you on though.  First thing, my heart is full and dancing with my 3 precious kiddos being back here with us. All 3 of them have grown.  Their voices are music to my ears.  Lots of hugs and kisses, giggles and laughter, picnic, cookie making, hamburger eating, walking in the park, grocery shopping, going together as a family to church, ice cream cones, watching the sunset at the lake, prayer time, and the list continues to go on.   We are doing things as a FAMILY and it feels so wonderful.  It's so nice to be a part of the outings and do things not watching from the side lines or staying back because I'm too sick.  

The kids have started school  and are working hard.  I have full appointments still on Mondays so they don't do their offical school those days.  They keep themselves busy with reading  a book on a President or a State and then do a report on it.  We move through 4 different buildings, so if they did their actual school, by the time they got set up and logged in, it's time to move on to the next place.

Things are going well with me.  No signs of rejection, praise the Lord!  I still have rough days like fighting bad headaches from the prograff ( anti-rejection) medication.  Still with the things I am having issues with it's better than how things were before.  Thank the Lord!  I've been able to add more foods to my list to eat.  I've had a few tomatoe sandwiches which were yummy. I've also been able to add a few more fresh fruits to it also.  And a drum roll please....a juicy delicious New York Strip.  I savored every bite, with not one piece left behind.  I didn't feel nauseated nor did I get sick!!  Thank you LORD!!!
As of right now I'm still doing labs, scope and biopsy, and Dr. appointments every Monday.  That means up at 5 am and on the road by 6 get there for labs at 7 and end the day usually around 4-5 pm.  The kids experienced their first BIG day like that last week and handled it very well.   

Hard to believe it's already been 2 months and getting ready to go on my 3 month aninversary!  So blessed for every miracle God has given to me.  Without HIM and your prayers I wouldn't be this far!  I am greatful for your prayers, love and support.  A BIG thank you for each of you who have helped support us financially.  Each of you who have given through the funding page that's on my blog here on the right side or sent it in a card.  I understand times are tough so not everyne is able to help that way.  Whether it was great or small, I promise it's a huge blessing to us with us having a house and hotel to pay for along with a lot of added expenses.  Also thanks to those who have brightened my day with cards and letters.  It's one of the highlights in my the day to go down to the desk and get mail. To open and read a card and it not be a bill or something medical.  Just little things that make my day.  

I've been able to meet a few sweet fellow intestinal transplants patients and get their info to keep in touch with them.  Also got to catch up with my sweet roommate who had a liver transplant.  Our families went and had icecream together after her appointent.  So thankful that God has allowed  all our paths to cross and meet others.  I pray I can be a blessing to those around me.  

May you have a wonderful week!!

With love-