Thursday, December 8, 2011

Brain Power????

It seems like we have had so many injuries and illnesses lately.  Katie was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease in the spring.  She has not been able to get her medication under control so she has been miserable for many, many months. I'm so used to seeing her able to do all sorts of things and she used to have enough energy for two people but that's changed now.  We are praying that the Lord will completely heal her!  

Josh has had one head injury after another for a couple of years now.  He has been dealing with post concussive syndrome for over a year from a quad accident.   He also took a pretty hard fall back in September that gave him another concussion.  He ended up with something called "intercranial hypertension" which is a fancy word for too much spinal fluid around his brain.  He has has EEG's, MRI's, CT's, lots of lab work, and worst of all lumbar punctures to relieve some of the pressure from his brain and his optic nerves.  The pressure has begun to cause his vision to deteriorate, but we are hopeful that when the pressure is down consistently, his vision will return to normal.  I honestly hate watching the doctor drain his spinal fluid.  What a painful procedure!  We are praying that the Lord will completely heal him, too! 

I am trying desperately to learn the lessons God is trying to teach me through this really tough time.  I don't want to have to relearn them.  I want to be wise enough to see God's hand and acknowledge him in this.  Did He just want us to slow down?  Did He want to show us who our true friends are?  Maybe God just wanted us (maybe me especially) to see that even though we try our hardest to control everything around us, we are not really in control.  God controls our lives and we can trust him with it!!!  So, please pray for us when  you remember to.

On a totally different note, I am really wanting to get back to regular blogging!  I am going to try to start putting up my weekly menus again and some new recipes.  Believe it or nor, even with everything going on, we have tried some new recipes.  Families still need to eat even when it feels like everything is falling apart.  God has been so good to us and amidst the turmoil, He has enabled us to continue to live our lives somewhat normally.  We are still homeschooling, although I am the first to admit that it's been really tough this year.  But, we'll keep on keeping on;)

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