Monday, June 22, 2009

All I can say is....


This morning Mickey and I were preparing to take Michael to Indy for his yearly visit to Riley Children's Hospital, where he meets with a Cranio-facial team of doctors. It was really pouring down when we woke up, and in a matter of a few minutes we had 1/2 of an inch of rain.

When we returned home at 3:00 we found we had had more rain... a total of 3 inches of rain fell today at our house. Now, that is just crazy! And we could tell where roads had washed and trees had fallen... quite a spring/summer we are having, isn't it?!

Yep... that says 3 inches!!!!!

A note on Michael's visit... we will be waiting one more year before we begin work of repairing his clefting surgery from China. Prior to us bringing him home, they closed his pallate, and initially, we were very excited about that... until we found out that all they did was pull the sides together and close it... no bone grafting was done. So in another year, we will have to begin the task of widening his upper bite, so that it will accomodate a bone graft... and we were told that this could take up to a year of him wearing a dental device used to slowing spread his pallate... and it is the type that will need to be turned with a key... probably not the most fun thing to have in the mouth of someone who will only be 7 at the time!!! Down the road there are more procedures to come... and honestly, I just can't seem to think about that right now. Ultimately, I know that all of these procedures will be in his best interest, but the heart of a mom just doesn't like to think about the pain that will be involved. But for now... he just gets to be a rowdy little 6 year old boy, and I am just gonna concentrate on that!
And on a final note... I hope you don't mind if I share my mother's day flower again today... once look and scripture came to mind......

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
Matt 6: 28 & 29



God's Grace said...

We've had so much rain this June. Every day so far has been cloudy with very little sun...and it has rained more than I can count at this point!

What a blessng it is to read Matthew...thank you for sharing it. And I understand how you feel about Micheals surgery, ugg!


Anonymous said...

Good job Rachel...those are beautiful!

Christy said...

Those flowers are simply gorgeous! And poor Michael - that's going to be a rough road. But someday it's going to make a great testimony!