Friday, August 19, 2011

Busy Days

Well school has started for me and the kids. It is so hot here and the heat and humidity just zaps your energy. I love my air conditioning! Have I ever mentioned my husband works in heat and air? We love keeping our house at 68. The kids freeze and they run around with jackets and flannel pjs all the time. Sarah got her braces off this week and she looks absolutely beautiful! Emily is having some minor surgery Monday on her mouth. I started some new meds a couple of weeks ago and for some reason my body just decided to mount an allergy to them this week. Tuesday I noticed that after the morning injection I started to itch and I had hives everywhere. I thought it could be stress but my stomach where I've been injecting these meds is red, itchy and feverish and it hurts. I still have to inject my insulin there too! Plus I realized that those meds was making my face, hands and feet swell and my kidneys were not working right. I hate starting the school year off with this type of issues because I've been well all summer and now that school is back in and I need to be at work it's hard to get to the doctor. Well I think I have written enough for tonight. I will finish updating tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Just Breathe

Things have been crazy here. We are getting ready for school to start next week. That means our schedules will be packed out. Sarah's schedule will be like this: 5:30 wake and get dressed, 6:30 leave for school, 7:20 school starts, 2:20 school's out, 3:30-8:00 gymnastics, then she comes home, eats supper, does her homework and then showers and goes to bed so she can start again tomorrow. We haven't gotten her competition schedule yet but that will start soon, which means we will be traveling on the weekends. We haven't gotten Emily's and Alex's schedules worked out yet. I think Emily is going to take tumbling classes since she isn't cheering this year. She wants to cheer at the High School next year so she doesn't want to lose her skills. We are buying a car for Alex so he will be doing his own thing. He is a Senior this year so we are trying to let go a little at a time to give him some responsibility. I am so glad that I don't have to work 2 jobs this year. The last few years I have worked two jobs to help pay Sarah's fees but she worked at summer camp this year and it help to cover most of her coaching fees. We will be choosing colleges for her to visit soon so we can look at their Gymnastics programs. We've already visited William and Mary. They have being emailing Sarah's coach to check on her. Next year they will come visit her and they can actually talk to her. We hope to have several other schools on our list too.

p.s. Prayers for Noah, Wyatt, and several other families whose families are dealing with the loss of a child or have a child suffering from Mitochondrial disease. This is a terrible disease to have and I am praying for a miracle in these families lives.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sonrise Ministry Team

This is from Acrofest 2009 in Texas. My daughter Sarah is the one who starts out on the podium in handstand. I am so proud of this group. I have had doctor after doctor tell me that Sarah is a miracle and she should not be alive much less competing gymnastics and performing on the Ministry Team. She isn't the only miracle in this group. Madi Cantrell is a cancer survivor and competes at gymnastics and performs with eyesight in only one eye.

Covergirl Classic preview

Covergirl Classic

Sarah just spent the last three hours trying to get silverlight to download on the computer so she could watch Shawn Johnson compete. My blood pressure is through the roof because of it. Good Luck Shawn!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Eithene and Rodney

Eithene and Rodney both went to our Heavenly home this past week. Eithene battled Mitochondrial Disease and her little body was so tired and ready to see Jesus. Rodney battled cancer for 2 several years and was ready to see his Savior.

"With Hope" (Steven Curtis Chapman)
This is not at all how
We thought it was supposed to be
We had so many plans for you
We had so many dreams
And now you've gone away
And left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say
And nothing we can do
Can take away the pain
The pain of losing you, but ...

We can cry with hope
We can say goodbye with hope
'Cause we know our goodbye is not the end, oh no
And we can grieve with hope
'Cause we believe with hope
There's a place by God's grace
There's a place where we'll see your face again
We'll see your face again

And never have I known
Anything so hard to understand
And never have I questioned more
The wisdom of God's plan
But through the cloud of tears
I see the Father's smile and say well done
And I imagine you
Where you wanted most to be
Seeing all your dreams come true
'Cause now you're home
And now you're free, and ...

We have this hope as an anchor
'Cause we believe that everything
God promised us is true, so ...

So we can cry with hope
And say goodbye with hope

We wait with hope
And we ache with hope
We hold on with hope
We let go with hope