We were the closest family possible. Our world was turned upside down on 05/03/09 when my best friend, the person I love most next only to our children, my sister Trina was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Her body gave out on her on 01/09/10 but she will ALWAYS be a part of our daily life and will continue to be in my posts. I started my blog to chronicle our daughter's international adoption from Guatemala and have continued to use it as a journal.

What you will find is my family trying to adapt to our new lives that were handed to us.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Other Prayer Requests

I put a link to Liam's website (Norm's co-workers little boy who has SCID) on my "Pray For" sidebar so if you want to keep up with their process you can. They still need prayers and good thoughts sent their way.

I also added a kinda vague one on the list too, "family member" and I don't feel comfortable putting any more info that but suffice to say that I do have a family member who needs prayers also.

Today was exhausting but Trina did good! Any day that she does good is a huge blessing. She also said something that again, is a testament to her courage and amazing attitude. On the way to soccer practice she said "you know, even with this cancer stuff, I wouldn't want anyone else's life". That's my sissy for ya! We are blessed, I can't argue with that. I CAN, however, think of just one thing that I would change. For cancer to leave my family the fuck alone. But again, we do have miracles, most notably Asa and Valentina.

Speaking of my little angel, she moved to her big girl bed tonight. It's a long, drawn out story (does anything ever go as planned?) and she did great in the beginning, but then woke up (granted, by falling out of the bed) and then did NOT want to go back in. Or rather, she didn't want to go back in her bed without me also in it. She threw a fit that last over an hour, during which time I kept repeating to myself "the doctor said this was ok. The doctor said this was ok. The doctor said this was ok" and I know that it is true from having her throw fits for a while when she was in her crib. It only took a few nights to break her of it and then she loved her crib, so I know in the long run this is better. It's just so damn hard to deal with at the time! We'll see how tomorrow goes.

Oh, and Donna C, you did NOT offend me!!! I, like you, am always a little relieved when I hear that other parents have the same struggles as I do with their kids.


Grama said...

Sure hope this only takes a few nights at most. Hope you got some sleep. She is most definitely strong willed but you are stronger (believe it or not). Maybe take away a stuffed animal or two?? Maybe no donny shrek? There has to be something you can threaten or bribe her with. Yes I am that kind of Grama. Praying for this as well as other things. Love you.


Cameo, did you buy a side rail? Those help somewhat with the falling out. Hope you get a good nights sleep tonight... all of you!

Thanks for the prayer list I'll definitely check them out.

Valerie said...

Hope the sleeping issue is getting better. Just think, in a couple of years we will look back on this and laugh (I hope!). I can't remember when the last time I had a full nights sleep!

Kids are SUCH a blessing during trying times like this. Something to make you smile and laugh.

Alaska Family said...

LOVE the story about Valentina looking for shrek at the store. So cute!! Also love the bed set she got…Hopefully she will adjust to it soon. We are still praying for you and everyone else. Miss and love you all.