Nothing like a day of sun in the company of great friends and family.
After many trips running into the house to grab something for the kids or bring more food out, I stepped into the laundry room.
That's when I saw it!
The flood of water coming from the wall and buckling our hard wood floors.
I run around through the kitchen and see the culprit. The shower and toilet in the middle of the house was clogged and the water was pouring from both, making our house it's own swimming pool.
This indoor swim area was discovered just moments after my dad knocked his tooth on the side of the pool. The knock wasn't the worst part. The tooth actually kept chipping away with every bite or even breath.
So while I am trying to call the dentist for my dad Matt is trying to call a plumber.
Last year, I believe, if this would have happened there would have been much, screaming, yelling and cursing. And we certainly would have thought it was the end of the world!
However this year, we kind of had peace with it. Crap happens, but this is minor compared to what could happen. We have two gorgeous kids, who breath, run, laugh and sing.
Several or even a couple months ago we were unsure what the future would hold for us. What was making Jake so sick and who was this beast that has invaded our house.
So as the water is piling up around my ankles , as I stare out the window at my beautiful children, who are swimming, diving, laughing and smiling, it hit me how afar we have come. We are blessed. I am so grateful and joyous for every "good day" the Lord has given us.
Even though my house is now taken over by loud, annoying fans, I will take this any day over the "what could be."
This is how the kids relax when the fans constantly blow breakers and we lose electricity. (they are watching personal dvd players)
The mass amount of towels that didn't even make a dent in the cleanup.
Even though it was a much chaotic day, we did manage to squeeze in some fun too.
Jake has been doing great. Well, I am not sure great is the correct word, but GREAT, AMAZING, and AWESOME compared to where we were. He still has been having nocturnal tc's. The weired thing is they happen at almost the same time every day, between 6 and 6:30 am. The doctor suggested we change his meds up a tad. He will be on the same dose and will not be adding anything new, however he takes different dosages at different times now.
He still is pretty tired, wanting to take two naps a day and is down by 8:00. His appetite has dropped a bunch, BUT aside from clumsiness, he is no where near where he was a coupe months ago.
His sentences are bright and quirky, he is fun loving, he can hold his own fork, He doesn't jitter, drool, or head drop. I can't believe where we have come from...it is truly amazing to me!
Here is an example of his clumsiness. Notice the two knots on his head, the scraps all over his chest and the bruising right over his VNS.
The scraps and bruising were caused, because the fearless fellow decided to slide on his tummy down this rock waterfall at his cousins.The knot, because, when he slid his head hit the step of the pool.
The other knot, because when he regained his composure from the waterfall incident he dove into the spa and again hit his head.
Boys will be boys I guess. (you should see his legs! I like to blame his lack of coordination on the drugs, but truly it could very well be the grace he inherited from his mother:-))
Admiring his big cousin Wes!
and finally....this is why I have a hard time blogging lately...look what Big sister decided to do to her brother while mommy was occupied on the computer!! (little twerps :))
Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you have decided to look beyond the imperfections
God Bless~ Christine