Merry Christmas to all you fellow blogger friends! We started our Christmas Party's this weekend on the 22nd. My Man and I just got in from the 2nd one tonight and we have another one tomorrow. Yippy! Well its good eatin' anyways. We are so happy this year for all that we have been blessed with. I hope to see all my family at some point in the next coming months. We really miss our family in Boise and all our close friends that live there. Dang those Gas prices. Will be posting some pictures in the coming days for all the fun. Love you all!
P.S My sister isn't doing so good today she went back into the ICU we fasted for her today. I know that Pittsburgh will do all they can. I also know that I'm not the only one that loves her. She will be taken care of. Sometimes you take steps back to take two steps forward. Keep her and Bryan in your prayers they will need it.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
This is my closest friend. She is also my sister! We love to spend time together but lately I've been going crazy because she is clear across the nation. As most of you might already know she is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania getting her new lungs. She just had her last surgery last night and is working really hard to get off the ventilator today. I wish I was there to be with her during this hard time but I know that my mother and father are there to help her through this.. Her husband is so amazing to me. I have prayed for him the most knowing that he might feel so over whelmed. I know she is a fighter she always push through when she really wants something. She has so much ambition and drive to get things done. I will be able to go and see her the week of Christmas so I am really excited to see her breath without the CF in her lungs anymore. I wanted to post the above video because it has her laughing in it. I love hearing her laugh.....she can make a whole room stop and listen to her when she speaks. This has always amazed me. She is my hero. My whole life I always wanted to be with her where ever she went. I tried to hug her all the time until she would hit me and tell me to knock it off. (I'm a little clingy) I can't believe this is happening still...she once told me that she knew Heavenly Father loves her because he gives her things that make her happy...the Tuesday I called her after she did her second day of testing she told me, "Maybe I'll get lungs for Christmas!" I here we are all amazed that she got lungs a week before this wonderful Holiday. I can't help but know that we have all been so blessed to be apart of this miracle not only for her but to still have her here with us. It is truly a gift, a blessing and a miracle sent from heaven to us all for Christmas this year. In the words of my sister "To ta lee"
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Sorry if Its been a while since I posted. I have been a little over whelmed the past three weeks of my crazy life. I've just started directing the Theatre Department now that Jamie is now unable to teach. I hope that I can do as good as a job as she does with these kids. She truly loves this Art and I know she trusts me more then anyone to take it over but I just really want to see it stay here for her return.
I can't explain to you how one feels when they are just thrown into a whirl wind with their best friend/sister as she looks into the unknown. I sometimes wondered how and where to start. Then these angels that come from a small Idaho community, open there arms and said,"this is how" We have had such a positive feed back from this area on the "Hope For Lungs" Fundraisers. We just had our first one Dec 1st, there was so many people that came for the Spaghetti Feed this past week, there was a line out the door from people in our community that had heard that she needed help and came. I felt so full of joy that people had remembered her. Now I am working on a big music, theatre and dance Benefits Concert at the BPAC for my sister's cause in February. The response for this has been very heart warming and I know that the programs will really help them reach their goal to get all she might need for the next year. It so much work but I just take one day at a time. I can't think about how everything is going to come together or I will just freak out. I know the Lord is holding me though when it gets too hard. I'll kept you posted.......
My Man doesn't get to spend a lot of time with Mj. But he loves cuddling and snuggling with her. He taught her to say "I love you" and "hike" (when they play football together. She throws pretty good now and loves to play. She runs up to him when he gets home saying ..."hike...hike!" It makes him smile. And the bubbles picture was daddy's idea too. There are some way funny pictures of this moment but we all know what its like when mom breaks out the bath pictures, so I'll spare you.