We are nearing the end of another year. How the crap did that happen? I have no idea. This year has flown by so fast and as I reflect on 2009 a few things come to mind. SO... I will reflect for you here and now...
In October we almost lost our dear, precious Collin. As many of you know, he was in the hospital for 6 days with pneumonia. I thank God every day for healing him. The night we decided to take Collin to the hospital was difficult. We kept calling our pediatrician, "ask a nurse", Children's hospital and other doctors. All of them said his breathing was rapid because of his fever. I knew, in my heart, that something else was going on. When we arrived at the hospital and they swept us off to a room, I got scared. I believe that if we hadn't made the decision to take him in that night, he would have died. Thank God he didn't. Thank God for giving us wonderful care at Dayton Children's. Thank God for saving our boy!
In August, I began homeschooling Noah. It has been something we wanted to do since we began discussing having kids. The journey has been amazing. I think the greatest gift of homeschooling will be learning how Noah and Collin learn. When we started school, Noah could hardly draw a stick figure. As of this week, he was able to write several words and draw several things. It is so great to watch him learn and to see the lightbulbs go off. What a blessing!
In October, Aaron and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. It is hard to believe we have been married almost an entire decade. He is a wonderful husband. He loves his family and works so hard to provide for us so I can stay at home with the boys. He was promoted to supervisor and is thriving at work. I am so proud of him.
Currently I am dealing with some pretty intense back pain. I am thankful for the prayer and support I have received. It is frustrating to be in chronic pain, but thankfully, I am optimistic. It seems this year has brought a lot of depression in my life. I have prayed that God would take that and I really feel like he lifted that weight off my shoulders. Praise God!
This year has also brought the gift of new friends. Last May I attended a Moms Night Out event. It was a lot of fun and I met some really nice mama's! (Love you ladies!!)
In the upcoming year I look forward to launching 2 new blogs (stay tuned) as I continue to discover new parts of myself.
I want to thank you for reading my blog and sharing in our journey!