Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I feel like I prepare for a lot of things and a lot of preparation seems to be involved in each one.  However, when the event takes place everything has gone well.  We have been preparing Mary Kate for a colonoscopy and endoscopy the last four days (not pretty) and yesterday was the big day.  All went well and our little girl is truly a fighter and one tough cookie.  Running on tip-toes to the surgery room, decorating her "sleepy mask" with stickers, wanting to run/walk to the car all by herself, eating a hamburger for dinner, nothing seemed to phase her.  Yesterday, as we were driving home after picking up Charlie from Mimi's and we were listening to the kids in the back seat arguing about how Patey is not big yet and she begged to differ.  We both laughed and N asked me if the thought ever occurred to me (knowing the risks of surgery and possibly the worst outcome of results) what would happen to Charlie if he lost his sister.  It sounds dark, but yes, the thought would occasionally creep up on me and then I would push it out of my head.  I told N that I have been praying a lot.  Putting my faith in God and my savior and giving them my worries.  I feel that I have learned to not ask God for anything, but to pray to him to bring me peace and the people I love peace in whatever comes our way.  I don't think he has control over what the outcome may be, but God can certainly take away fear, pain and suffering.  As far as the outcome for Patey Girl, swollen Lymphnodes that, at this point, are not abnormal.  We will slowly reintroduce dairy and Mama will make her a delicious-full-of-dairy Birthday Cake with ice cream on November 2nd!

Other preparations that have taken place...
Pumpkin Carving Party this Saturday (featuring, carving, Chili, Movie showing "Great Pumpkin  Charlie Brown", and bobbinng for apples)
Pirate bedroom decor for Captain Hook himself
Numerous assessments in Kindergarten for upcoming conferences ( can you sort by size, shape and color, then graph it?)
Patey turns 2, shopping at yard sales and thrift stores for gently used toys.  Found a great shopping cart for her down the street at a yard sale.  She is going to love it!

preparing for fall fires

1 comment:

  1. Hello ~
    I am a friend of Joys and use to work at the Station.
    I read the following on another blog and it reminded me of your comments on your post today.
    Hope that your little girl is doing well.

    Help me to journey beyond the familiar
    and into the unknown.
    Give me the faith to leave old ways
    and break fresh ground with You.

    Christ of the mysteries, I trust You
    to be stronger than each storm within me.
    I will trust in the darkness and know
    that my times, even now, are in Your hand.
    Tune my spirit to the music of heaven,
    and somehow, make my obedience count for You.

    Prayer of St. Brendan, Irish Contemplative