Monday, September 29, 2008

Cute cousins

Conner and Elizabeth with their cousins Alex and Randon. Actually Alex and Randon are my cousins too and they both came to visit us last month.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fleeting days of summer

Dear friends, I am so sorry for my lack of blogging lately. We have been non-stop the last month and a half, lots going on.

August~ We got a visit from Aunt Patty and cousins Sarah, Alex and Randon. We had a wonderful visit sharing our home with them and showing them around V-town. We took them to the Sequoias for the day and of course to Bravo farms.

Then I watched Carsen for my friend Heather, her dad had a heart valve replaced and she needed someone to take over watching kids for her mom. I got a little taste of what it is like to have to get a kid to school in the morning. We had a blast having a little guy around the house again and definitely easier than having your own.

As a early birthday my mom came up the end of the month to visit. We had a nice time shopping and eating out for the weekend.  I got a whole new fall wardrobe and felt very spoiled.

September~ School has started again, this year we have a third and fifth grader. We have way more work than every before and are enjoying the challenge. Part of the challenge is Marty started a new shift and so that means we are on a new schedule. We did have a surprise visit from Uncle Dave who was in town on business. That was nice to see more family up our way and wonderful to have a surprise.

Just thought I would fill you in and update you on the rest of the house. We are doing great and enjoying everyday we have together.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Never forget

I sit here on the eve of my birthday thinking back, I know am such a melancholy person. I had such a wonderful birthday last year with Marty. This year it will be one with the kids since Marty has to work. This year has been the first year since 2001 that I haven't gotten depressed the week of my birthday. After that horrible day in 2001, I swore off birthdays. They really didn't get much better until last year when Marty took me away to the Madonna Inn. I think that was such healing experience for me that this year  I have done well.  

This year I already feel 32 since all of my friends are already 32. I am at peace with birthdays and feel so blessed to have wonderful family and friends.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

All systems go

Today is the day, we finally got that call from Stanford. Marty is now officially active and waiting for a organ. We have to send in bloodwork every month and check in every few months. Marty will have been on the list a year in November. Today Trish said on the phone it can be a three year wait, so we could possibly wait 2 more years. We have both never felt like the wait would be long, we both continue to feel like transplant will come soon. We are really praying God will show us clearly and strengthen us for what lies ahead.

As always I hope our donor angel is blessed today and that their faith and family is strong. I know they will die to give Marty life and that is something very hard to comprehend. Pray for them, they need it more than we do.