Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Good Day!

Yesterday started out great... Michael was up and ready to go... but by 1:00 he told me that his "head was tired" and a few minutes later he threw up. Then he seemed fine. About the time we sat down for supper it all started again. This time he threw up several times... but kept telling me that his head felt "tired".

By 8 PM he was laying on the couch sound asleep. I didn't have the heart to wake him up to put him to bed. He was resting SO easy. So I watched some TV... did some knitting... checked by FB several times... and then around midnight he sat up and asked if everyone was in bed. Well, yeah!!!! So off he went to bed, asking me several times if I would hear him if he got sick. So I sat up until nearly 1 to make sure he went to sleep.

And sleep he did ( I did NOT sleep as I kept waking up to listen for him!) He woke up at 9 this morning without a hint of being sick. He ate his breakfast, did his school work, ate some lunch, played some Mario Kart, took a nap and now this evening he is STILL doing fine. We believe that this may NOT have been the flu, but a migraine. This is not the first time he has told us that his head felt "tired" and then he has thrown up. It has happened after school work, it has happened when he has been on the computer, it has happened when he has played Wii. Not always... but that is what he has been doing when this has happened before. I think as soon as the halo comes off we are heading to see the eye doctor!

But today was a GREAT DAY where his schooling was concerned. He was definitely ON TASK today! He came up with and wrote 8 sentences using key words ALL BY HIMSELF! He worked on the fraction 1/2 and actually GOT IT!!! He did a paper on opposites all by himself and ACED the paper!!! It has been awhile since he has done so well, and it was great to be able to heap on the praises... in fact it did us BOTH a world of good!! (And if you homeschool you know exactly what I'm talking about!)

Looking forward to this weekend. Rachel's Graduation Open House is Saturday, and we are SO very proud of her for getting her LPN. AND she's already been hired to work in a doctor's office!! Way to go Rachel!!!

Sunday we are having an open house to try and help along the sale of our home... and Michael is excited that he will get to go and play with Emma and Levi while we are "banished" from our home! Since we have already found a home in Madison we hope to sell soon before it gets sold out from under us! But it is all in God's hands and we know that while we really love this place, if it sells before we sell then God will just have something better in store!!

FINALLY Monday (and yes we count Monday as a weekend day here as it is Mickey's day off!) we will go back for Michael's one month check with Dr. Havlik and we are praying that he will give us a date for the halo to come off. This boy is SO ready for that (and so are we!)

Have a Blessed Day!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

One Month to Live - A Review

Well, I began this book in February, but due to a surgery that my son had, I just didn't have to finish it in the one month alotted! But what a wonderful read.

My journal is overflowing with little bits and pieces of wisdom. Words that just seemd to jump off the page at me: "If God gives you a plan that isn't a challenge to you, it is an insult to God"... "Embracing our time on earth as a limited resource has incredible power to liberate us."... "The only way we can live for eternity is to embrace each day as a gift from God"... and I could go on and on and on!!!

Written by Kerry and Chris Shook, One Month to Live is a plan that steers you in thirty days towards a no-regrets life. The four principles they urge the reader to embrace are: Live Passionately, Love Completely, Learn Humbly and Leave Boldly. I have come to belive that living life with the "when" and "then" mentality is really not living at all. If you find that you are continually saying "when this happens then.... " you might find this book will unlock the door to a life lived in the now!!!

I highly recommend this book to one an all! I definitely give it a 5!!!

Have a Blessed Day!


I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah for this review.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Michael Update April 1, 2011

Michael's progress through March 24th.... And below is Michael today... April 1, 2011... Only 16 more days until he goes to the doctor for his first check up since we've stopped turning. Hopefully we will get a date of removal at that appointment.
All this and I can still get a smile out of him!!!!!

Have a Blessed Day!