Deep breath. Close eyes, breath in and out. It isn't working.
There are four kids running around my house. They should be cleaning. I don't think I care anymore. I love them so much right now my heart could explode. Together, they have to be the loudest, most annoying kids on the planet. They fight and tattle and scream like someone is cutting their legs off. But they have the most beautiful laughs you've ever heard. They look out for each other, you know, when they're not sitting on the baby or snatching toys from each other. I love them so much I could cry. I think I can. I think I will.
Today has been a long, hard day. I've handled it well, of course, as I don't know how else to handle things. It's apparently my nature to just take care of things and people and roll with the punches. I have no idea where I get it from.
I took my two to the grocery store today. We were buying breakfast and lunch foods for my girl, who starts school tomorrow. I'm very, very excited for her. I think she's excited too. We'll see how she does.
The next three or four days hold a lot of uncertainty. I'm so nervous I think I could puke. Don't worry, I won't. But I could. Please, if you could, say a prayer for our little family. We need it. I need it. They need it. I can't even tell you. There are words that I just don't have. I just can't say it. So, I guess I'll tell you what I can.
On the 3rd we get the results of my husbands biopsy. We already got the results from the ultrasound, which showed two liver lesions and fat infiltration. We knew he had fatty liver disease, but it appears that it is progressing. We'll know more Thursday.
Deep breath. I can't take much more. This stuff is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many things going on in our lives that I can't even talk about. So much hurt. Fear. Uncertainty. I've tried desperately to give it all over to God. I keep trying to remember to pray, to not worry, to keep going to Him. To keep crawling in His arms. I can't do this. I can't do any of this. He's just going to have to do it for me. I can't. I have no more strength. I'm so tired. Thanks for listening to me rant. I don't know what else to do.
I'm a wife. I'm a mom. I'm a photographer. I'm a lover of Jesus. My house is a mess, my kids are dirty, we eat take out more often than not. My life is loud, busy and crazy. And that's okay with me.
This is Eric, the man you've been praying for. He's a paramedic. He quilts in his spare time. No, I couldn't make that up :) He has NASH (a form of liver disease, non-alcoholic) and diabetes, but those things don't define him. He's a man of God, an insanely wonderful husband, and the best daddy in the world.. Just ask these guys..
Our daughter Ali, she's 9. She's fiercely opinionated and strong willed. She's a Daddy's girl, but the umbilical cord hasn't but cut from me, either. She's a gymnast, and proud of it. She spends more time upside down or turning flips than she does walking. She's crazy smart, and absolutely sure of it. She is my insufferable little know it all.
Our son Dylan, 7. We lovingly refer to him as Chubs. Or Chubby. Or fat boy. Ahem. He is all boy, as you can see by his crazy wild energy. He has the highest pain tolerance of any child I have ever met. He plays soccer and does gymnastics, but truly he is a gamer, a nerd. He is an avid reader and loves to climb. Not to be outdone by his sister, he's a drama king, but to him, I'm the best mommy in the world.
I'm here to use my voice. So many people can't. In a world of darkness, I just want to help God's light to shine through. I pray that my words are His, and my love is His, as well. This is my journey through the darkness. To start are the beginning of the story, click here.