Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Here's the quick version of why we need to be praying for baby Stellan:
While Stellan's mom was pregnant with him, he was diagnosed with a serious heart condition which was VERY rapid heart rate(SVT's), major drops in heart rate and cardiomyopathy! When he was born in Aug. 08 he was declared healthy and pretty much the "miracle baby."
Well, Sunday March 22nd he was sick with a bad cold. That night he ended up in the hospital getting breathing treatments which sent his heart back into the SVT's. This makes his heart beat anywhere from 200-300 beats per minute! (I believe this family lives near the Twin Cities) Anyway, he is still in the NICU as the Dr.'s are trying everything to get his little heart back into a Normal Sinus Rhythm (NSR). The heart racing and the drugs he is on make him very restless and just very sick! He was dehydrated but it seems they are getting that under control. He is such an adorable baby and this story is touching my heart immensely! As most of you know my sweet Donnie had a pacemaker to make his heart beat right! He would have racing spells of over 250bpm (sitting doing nothing) that would make him feel very sick! I can't imagine a sweet baby going through that!
Please pray for his heart to go into NSR! and for continued peace for this family who are AMAZINGLY STRONG IN THEIR FAITH IN GOD!
click on his picture and you can read his mom's blog! She is an amazing christian woman and might I say, a phenomenal photographer!!! They have four kids and they are down right, the cutest cuties I've seem!
Prayer works for dieting too!! I need to take my own words of advice here!
BECAUSE, I have done a great job in the last nine days of blowing my healthy eating! Being stuck in the house, being sick and PMS does NOT work for my diet!
The boys had fun playing and watching movies yesterday after we got back from the eye Dr. Here's the new news,, my poor little Jett has to get glasses! They said he has a bad astigmatism and he is starting to get a lazy (left) eye! The Dr. showed me what he sees and it is worse than my eyes (without my contacts)! So, he gets his glasses next week! I pray that they help him and he can keep from breaking or losing them!
Today, Oakley and I stayed home all day. We gave Sadie a bath and loved on her (on the couch) all day! Poor old doggie! Then we put together more puzzles, played games, and watched Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium!!! I love that movie!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I tried to scrapbook but I'm not getting too far. I need to commit to NOT turning this computer on like at least 3 days a week!!! It consumes me! Look, I changed my background! TOO FUN!
This weekend, I have been thinking of my story of how I lost my first husband, Donnie! Exactly three years ago today I was a complete wreck! I tried to go back to work,,, well I did go back to work, which was probably the best thing for me.
Everyday after Donnie died my faith in Christ GREW and GREW! I know people who have lost love ones before it was their time and got very angry with God. I however, just continued to search for more comfort! I couldn't imagine doing this grief thing alone! and that is what you are without God! ALONE! God looks for the hungry and I was hungry! Hungry for anything that was going to heal my broken heart and I knew it wasn't going to be some cheap earthly thing! The thing is,,, is NO ONE loved me as much as I wanted to be loved,,, after Donnie was gone! The only place I could find enough love for my poor little shattered heart was from my God! I am so thankful tonight,,, that when I was in that deepest despair of my life that I turned in the right direction! I didn't get lost with alcohol, partying, or some other stupid obsession! Well, I did work out a lot but that wasn't all that bad! I looked HOT,,, that must be how I hooked Cory! HAHA!
Ah, Cory,,, he didn't know it but he was an earthly angel to me! and still is! God is SOOOO good to me to give me Cory! I pray I get to keep him until I go to heaven! He tries so hard to be the best dad he can to "his" boys!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, and now Tuesday have been SNOW DAYS for us here in the Hills of South Dakota! This blizzard has been so bad because of the wind! SO, we have been stuck inside for going on two days now! It is hard to believe as Saturday and Sunday were in the 60's and 70's and we wore sandals! Since yesterday I've kept the boys busy with puzzles, making masks, coloring, playing with clay and of coarse we watched numerous animal shows!
We also went outside twice today to play in the snow and encourage Dad as he shoveled us out! Oh AND thanks to Tina for helping me change my background! Cory, my hot lil' firefighter, liked the firetrucks!!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
GO BELLE FOURCHE BRONC AAU WRESTLING!!!!
Monday, March 16, 2009
I am praying I passed my Praxis test, I took on Sat because if I didn't I will only have one more chance to take it! If I don't pass it the second time I lose my SD teaching certificate and LOSE my job! I won't be a teacher in SD. This test was very hard and boy did it make me feel stupid... "ARE you smarter than a 5th grader?" I sure didn't feel smarter than a second grader while taking this test that was supposed to be "elementary level" English, Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies! I am sorry but it wasn't Elem. level! I think I did very well on the Lang. Arts and did okay on the math but the science and social studies I am pretty sure kicked my butt! As Cory said, I need to stay positive and just assume I passed but I can't help but worry about my future as an educator all because of one test! As a colleague and I discussed, this test will NOT make me a better teacher! BUT, after I pass it, I will be labeled "Highly Qualified" to teach the above subjects! I am sorry, but this is NOT right! We as teachers do NOT base our students' knowledge and ability to be successful on ONE TEST! AGH! I literally prayed to God during the test,,, "LORD, I don't know this one so please guide my pencil to the right one! God, please help me guess right! GOD, PLEASE help me pass! PLEASE!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Both of the boys learned to ride their bikes
without training wheels last summer! It was
quite amusing to watch the boys bounce out
of control down the bumpy gravel driveway.
Here is Oakley's third successful trip, well
till the end of the driveway anyway! Please
excuse my obnoxious laughing and yelling but
I just couldn't help myself!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
What a busy weekend!!! I really can't wait for wrestling to be over so I can just have a quiet weekend for once! Oakley wrestled at districts and got 4th! He really didn't wrestle his best but he did make it to Regionals (next weekend in Rapid City).