Not sure where January went, but the month is almost over...
How is the Lash Crew?
We are wrapping up the month with smiles and overall good health...
Ryan hasn't been feeling good this week throat issues, but started a med today. This weather isn't helping at all! 70 one day -10 the next! Welcome to Illinois!
Harrison is playing basketball (two games) left! We all have loved it! Practice was one night a week in December and games are on Saturdays in January... I wish this is how sports were for all ages... One day/night a week. I love being home as a family of 5 in the evenings. Harrison has been staying healthy just exhausted. The kids have been asleep by 6:45 all week!
Everyone needs a Mae! Mae started ballet and Tap... Well, I guess we all did because after every practice (once a week) she comes home and teaches us the moves. Mae had the stomach flu last week, but all energy this week. Thankfully, she kept all those germs to herself. So you know why everyone needs a Mae. Mae went running with me Tuesday... her idea of running was eating Captain Crunch while sitting by the neighbor's mailbox yelling, "Hurry up mom you run slow!" All I can say is she is one good coach!
Madi-Moo is a hot mess! The two year old is coming out and I'm pretty sure the "I'll never" statements I made with Harrison and Mae are now "Sure did!" Madison has Ryan's personality. She is funny and clever... We are in trouble! She started a new med last week that is suppose to help with all her kidney crystals. The crystals and pain haven't eased up, therefore; we had to add a med. Minus all her kidney problems she is doing okay. She looks great, but always has❤️ Her smile never leaves her face (unless Mae takes her baby). She is still hitting therapy hard the next six months and praying in June she is done.
I feel great! I'm at the end of week two of marathon training and feel amazing! Thankfully the road doesn't charge for counseling! So nice to leave the troubles of my life on the road every day.
I've been on my knees often the last two weeks, being intentional with those God has placed on my heart, and investing my time where God calls. More on all of that later... have a blessed weekend ❤️
We had a wonderful week celebrating our Mom's 50th birthday❤️ We are sure blessed to have her in our lives.
We took advantage of the Spring like temperatures this weekend! Thankfully, Maebry was the only one who got the stomach flu Thursday and by Saturday she was back to 100%. It definitely isn't easy keeping viruses away, but we try our best.
Nothing like a day outside wearing your favorite pair of rain boots! ❤️
Madison sure looks up to her older sister Maebry.
One week down of Marathon training! 3.50 miles down only 20+ to go! It was so nice out Saturday, I had to shed a tshirt!
I was cleaning up the kitchen from breakfast and I heard Mae in her room lifting people up in prayer. I stood at the doorway and she didn't even know I was there. I went to get my phone and recorded a little. Her prayer lasted a good 5 minutes. One person after another. When she walked out of her room I asked her one question.. Why are you praying? Her response was "You do it all the time and it works."
How important is it for us to pray in front of our kids? Or pray in general? I've been reading "Fervent" and wow! Last night I spent the evening in prayer on my passion, direction, intentions.
I remember a point in my life that I didn't know how to pray... God felt miles away. My number one pray for our kids is that they know God is reachable! God is present! God wants a personal relationship with them. God hears them.
God hears you! "Call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:12-13
It has been quite some time since my feet have hit the asphalt...
Today is Day 1 of Marathon training! Three days after Madison's 3rd birthday my feet will run alongside, a dear friend, Katie! A friend who God is allowing me to do life with! Beyond honored to be running for our girls Madison and Fallon!
I shouldn't be surprised God pulled me out of the house when fog and rain filled the sky... Thank you God for always calling me out of my comfort zone so I may experience humility and grace!
The past year has gone so fast! My heart is full; being home as a family of five- I thank God every single day for blessing us! His love and grace I never take for granted.
This week Madison wasn't herself. Ear infections, cough, 99-100 temperature, and runny nose- I repacked our hospital bag and assumed we would be headed to STL. Home, long naps, breathing treatments, and antibiotics has seemed to do the trick.
The flu season is here... As cautious as we are Madison still seems to get every bug. We will continue to limit her outings and remain home.
We did go to Harrison's first basketball game this morning. We all loved watching him play! Ryan is helping coach and Harrison sure loves their time together.
Where are we Now? A year later!
Madison still receives PT, OT, DT, Speech, and Dietician services our goal is to have her up to speed by her third birthday in June.
We are still traveling to STL every two/three weeks for labs and appointments with her specialists.
We are still using her gbutton for meds and port for labs. Her med list is smaller- we still administer 10 meds/vitamins daily.
Potty training has been difficult, but we are optimistic. She has to be potty trained by 33 months or she will begin a med to help with kidney damage. Praying with a little more TLC meds won't be needed.
At the end of every day we are thankful Madison is home and continuing to grow and heal.
Praying the rest of flu season we are able to keep Madison home and healthy❤️