January 22nd 2009 03:00 pm

Hope in a Bottle!

Nexavar - Hope in a bottle  

On Wednesday, I didn’t have to wait too long for the medicine to arrive.  About 10:30, it was here, and I was taking it.  It’s amazing how different you can feel from one day to the next when this little (and I mean little) bottle arrives potentially holding the miracle you’ve been waiting so long for!!!  Suddenly there’s a spring in your step, the cloud overhead isn’t raining, and a smile crosses your face where there once was an angry frown!  

Yesterday I overdid it.  By the time 3:00 came around I was in so much pain, I couldn’t even lay down without sobbing.  Sunshine came over and watched Kai and Madison until Sol came home, then Catt came over and took care of Kai in the evening while Sol was at Bible Study.  He had already missed last week because of me, so I insisted he go!  These two ladies made me stay in bed and rest.  It was just what I needed, but so often can’t bring myself to do.  There’s too much to do – you know? 

Today I decided that I wasn’t going to go anywhere.  I got up with the boys – Kai wanted Mommy – made breakfast and lunch for him, and hung out for a few minutes before they took off for the day.  I love the morning with Kai.  He’s so cute.  Over the past three weeks we’ve been watching an Amaryllis grow.  We planted it, watered it, and checked on it every day!  It is Kai’s favorite thing to do in the morning – “Check on my fwowers.”  Anyway, this morning I took this picture:

Amaryllis - our first gardening experience

The flower is almost as tall as he is!  We are trying to grow a strawberry plant as well, but that’s not doing anything yet!  This was so much fun and got him excited about gardening.  It’s a great project because you get instant results…every day it was a little bit taller!  🙂  (Yes, he’s holding an umbrella…it is supposed to rain today and he was all about using his new Mickey Mouse umbrella! – it rains a lot in our house every other day of the week!)

An update on the house – we backed out of escrow.  After getting the inspection, there was going to be way more work than we had anticipated and budgeted for.  So back to the house hunting and making offers.  The right house will come along, and everything will go smoothly in time – in God’s time!  

Until next time, hopeful in Whittier,


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One Response to “Hope in a Bottle!”

  1. MaryAnn on 22 Jan 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    Um, he’s DANG cute!!!!!!!

    Praying for that “miracle in a bottle” I’ve had a serious cry and conversation with the Big Guy upstairs about this medication…He’d better listen! (pause) waiting for the lightening to strike….I’m clear.

    Love you!

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