I still am overwhelmed and my writing is surely reflecting that(in a negative way). It has been one long, tiring, and all too short weekend.
After we met for pictures Jake was able to go "behind the scenes" and feed the Galapagos tortoises. The kid showed no fear. I was a little afraid, as the turtles snapping mouths were huge and were all to close to my kids and me.
After the event, it was go time for me. Matt and I sped home, I hopped in the shower and Matt put Jake down for a much needed nap.
I hosted a baby shower for Mr. Cole Edward Cornstubble and his mommy and daddy. That again, was an awesome time. I was able to see the gorgeous mommy to be and many friends from high school!
After the shower I raced home, changed, kissed the kids, and again ran off to for dinner at a friends house. We had set to meet, because there were many fiends in town for the event and the shower. We rarely get to see each other so we planned and very much looked forward to this evening. By this time we were all exhausted, however managed to stay up way past our bed time, laughing, crying and reminiscing.It was an outstanding weekend! I can't believe the people I saw, the support that was given, and the great times spent with friends and family. I wish it could happen more often.
I wish it could happen under better circumstances.
Why does it take an illness like this to get everyone together?
Why don't we all appreciate life more in the first place?
I now see life in a completely different way.
Maybe this is a lesson the Lord is trying to teach me.
As far as Jake goes...It has been a very rough week. As the days, hours, minutes pass, the seizures seem to increase. Today it seemed as is every couple minutes there was some sort of seizure activity.
This makes me so sad, mad, and desperate for treatments.
I find my self wanting him to to just sleep and nap all day, because I can watch him peaceful in slumber.
I don't have to stress about leaving the room, how close he is to a hard object or piece of furniture, and don't have to carry him around trying to avoid injuries.
What kind of quality of life is that?
Sincere Thanks to everyone who was able to make the event, donate to the foundation, and who keeps us in your prayers.
We had a fantastic weekend and held our little ones a little closer with each hug.
We hope you did and will continue to do the same.
Above all else, know this: Be prepared at all times for the gifts of God and be ready always for new ones. For God is a thousand times more ready to give than we are to receive.
God Bless~ Christine