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Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Best of this Week

As I’m starting this post… I can’t believe how many times I’ve written this week!  If you’ve been around the last few weeks, you probably have noticed that I have been struggling a little as Alexander has been ill and we have been reassessing all things that will be best for our family.  I’ve been struggling with deciding what passions need focused on and mourning a little.  Mourning the face that I can’t be perfect.  Or… even in that realm.  So… Here goes:  The best of this week.

give-backLast Sunday In case you didn’t know… we WON one of the 4 I-pads generously given away by  This gift was started by a family near and dear to our heart.  They do an annual fundraiser for their son’s needs (he has WHS) and each year donate part of that money to a family that could use it.  What an amazing life testimony.  They are amazing.  We needed to find a way to live the example they are putting forth.  This blog post basically outlines our plans for how we intend to follow in the path we know we are to take. 

IMG_0496Then on Monday we had another round of Make Me Laugh Monday.  I’m going to confess.  Things have been so out of sorts – I didn’t have a chance to comment on anyone else’s post.  I didn’t re-tweet.  And I didn’t promote it too well.  Too much other stuff going on.  I’m going to do better this week! My MMLM post felt like a Seinfeld show – a little bit of funny nothings.  Plug here – Don’t forget to go ahead and write your MMLM post for tomorrow!!!

DSC_0942On Tuesday, we were able to receive our IPad for Alexander.  I felt this sort of … hmmmm…. obligation?  to share with the world why Alexander is deserving of such an amazing gift.  He might never cure cancer – but he is changing lives.  We are eternally grateful for all the blessings we receive and for those of you who continue to look at Alexander with the words potential on your lips.  If you check out this post – you will see my first ever VLOG (short for Video Blog). I’m terrible at it.  Yes… I know how irritating my voice is on camera…. NO, I am not sick…. Yes, I’m lucky I have any friends who listen to that nasally voice on a regular basis.  You can also see Alexander playing with his IPad for the first time.  Pretty exciting!

IMG_0283Truth.  I really like to link up with Shell on Wednesdays for her PYHO meme.  It seems that at least once a week I can find something to pour out.  I’ve also been enjoying Mama Kat’s writing prompts and the idea of writing to someone else’s prompt is fun.  Having said that – this week those two merged into one of the most raw things I’ve written in a long time.  I was brutally honest about how I feel pulled in different directions and the direct ramifications on our family.  If you really want to know the post of my heart… You will find it HERE.

Canada Vacation 156On Thursday – I really did see a man riding his bike and looking so carefree.  I found myself composing this list of things that make me smile and relax the tension.  Only later did I realize that the picture really didn’t match up with number 2 on my list.  It looks a little odd to have that picture and those words.  Oh well… both are true.

DSC_0879Friday Night – I finally got a date!  Well… it was a girls night out and I took my littlest man with me.  We had a great time, but I always come home and second guess everything I said.  I worry that I am not that great in social situations anymore. 

IMG_0431And finally, last night. I really didn’t even want to post.  I felt the blog needed some more sunshine before rain.  But… the truth is – I couldn’t sleep.  I know a lot of our family and friends check in here when a seizure happens.  Not only that – but the 15mg of valium?  I gave it to him.  Yes… I gave him that dose.  Our old bottle was a different concentration.  I spent much of the night beating myself up about the dosage, until several doctors assured me they would have done the same.  Anyway, I wrote this post on being perfect.

Hope you enjoy some of last week’s posts.  And don’t forget to link up tomorrow for Make Me Laugh Monday!



At November 20, 2011 at 12:05 PM , Blogger Eric, Erin, Elsie and Emmy said...

I love reading your blog!!!

At November 20, 2011 at 12:08 PM , Blogger Adrienne said...

iPad?! Jealous! :)


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