"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."
HELLO! YES, I'M BLOGGING! The last two weeks have been filled with research, research paper, exams, and assignments. "Why?" you ask. I decided to take the plunge! Making my first graduate class and intercession course! It has been busy, but I LOVE the content! At God's speed, I will have a master's in counseling with duel licenses in school and clinical counseling. I'm beyond excited about where God is and will be leading me in the days to come.
Harrison and Mae wrapped up school last week (Harrison (kindergarten) and Mae (preschool). We began summer break with a BANG! Madison was sick Friday and Saturday (at Glennon Saturday afternoon and evening), Mae was sick Monday and Tuesday, and Harrison is sick today. I've medically diagnosed the kids with "plethora sickness!" They have coughs, runny noses, headaches, sore throats, fevers, vomiting, and diarrhea. I'm pretty sure this sickness encompasses all they have avoided the last 6 months! Are your kids sick in May too?
Madison is wrapping up most of her therapy the next few weeks. By mid-June physical therapy will be the only one on the calendar. This is exciting for her, but we will miss all the therapist that have become family the last two years. Over the course of the summer, Madison will have her 2-year post transplant evaluation appointments. Please pray all of them go well! I must add Madison is a shadow of Mae! Talkative, sassy, funny, and at times a handful!
Please continue to pray for our Glennon Family. Several will be traveling this summer to receive treatment in other states. How can we pray for you?
Sending love and germs (just kidding), The Lash Crew
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful women in my life. I hope your day was filled with what you needed to feel special (rest, chaos, flowers, sunshine, ice cream, cake, walk, cards, messy house, etc.)
I ran across this quote today. Since being accepted into EIU's graduate program, for counseling; I've been afraid. I know continuing my education is what God wants, but Satan has been knocking on the door. Knocking with self-doubt, fear of being to busy, fear of missing the kids, fear of kids getting sick, fear of not being ready, and fear of failure. While I've been doubting and questioning; God has been lining everything out according to his plan.
This week I will accept the challenge for growth! God is always challenging us to become who He has called us to be. I know God has a divine plan for this master's degree in counseling. One of the greatest challenges in this life is letting go and letting God❤️ (in all areas of our lives). Is God challenging you? What is holding you back?
I would love to hear your response and know how to pray for you❤️
Great news! Harrison and Mae's suppression is better and all else was normal! We will repeat labs in 6months and if all stay in the normal range for the year there will be no bone marrow biopsy in April 2018.
Madison's biopsy is done and will know results next week. The kidney issues are still going on and Dr. Beck is addressing them!
Surgery team looked at the incisions sites from Madison's port removal and all is healing nicely!
Three words! God is good!
We were home in record time this afternoon giving the kids time to finish my Mother's Day surprise❤️, fix dinner for my sister, and have a cousin date ❤️
Every May I would watch my grandma and mom make freezer jam. Last year, I decided to continue the tradition with Mae and Madison. Today the girls and I filled 112 jars full of our favorite jam! Mae was in charge of pictures, but for some odd reason no selfies☹️ and... yes, Madison has pillars (she told me she needed them).
Madison and I will be in STL tomorrow for her bone marrow biopsy, appointment with surgery team, and Dr. Beck. The results should be in on Harrison and Mae's biopsies also. The day will be full and praying for a good day all around.
Madison had her port removed today- an in and out deal that didn't go as smooth as we all thought or expected! The catheter didn't come out as easily as they typically do getting stuck in the subclavain vein and breaking off. Damaging the vessel was a concern so they called in a heart surgeon to help the general surgeon. They did a heart cath to help push the other cath out. After four hours the catheter was completely removed. Please be in prayer for no infections and healing. Due to the complication Madison was given more heparin making a bone marrow biopsy too risky. She will have that procedure done later in the month.
We've been in STL the last two days and glad tomorrow we will be home! .We will know the results of Harrison and Mae's biopsies at some point next week.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Ryan took this picture Saturday... storms are scary, raw, and revealing.
Yesterday, one of our Glennon families heard the word "relapse" for the third time. Please pray for Jeremy and Erica as they share this news with Gabriel. Ryan and I are heartbroken for them! The number of Littles' that have relapsed in the past few months makes us sick! Please lift our Glennon family up in prayers! Many of our prayers lately have been filled with tears! You can follow Gabriel's journey at "Fight on With Gabriel" via Facebook.