Tell me what it is you want to do with your one wild and precious life? -mary oliver

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

On The Mend

This deliciousness is for the Grandparents...THE GLORIOUS PIGGIES ARE BACK!!!
Last week while Andy was traveling, Sarah woke up multiple times every night and I was exhausted.  Being the AMAZING husband he is, he stayed out on the couch in case Sarah came down again on Friday evening.  Around midnight, he brought Sarah in and informed me that he thinks she has croup and is having difficulty breathing.  So, off to the ER they went.  Even though we've experienced it with our other kids, with Sarah we're erring on the side of caution this first time.

After giving her an oral steroid, they sent them both home.  She was the BELLE of the Ball in that ER.  Waving and hugging each and everyone as she left...her way of saying thank you for their kind service in her time of need.  She's making a difference in her own way!
Saturday and Sunday, she'd take many tissues out of the box and then put them back in for future use.

Then, make another bed for herself elsewhere with numerous blankets, water bottles, and books.

She's doing well with some minor coughing fits, mostly when sleeping.
I've mentioned her DIVAish ways of recent and have been trying new "QUICK" hairstyles that I can do to match the sassiness of Miss Sarah.  This morning, she was the only one who had school (besides me), so I had a few extra minutes.   When lo and behold, her hair is long enough to bestow the awesomest pigtails she had when she first joined our family.  Without further ado...
Seriously...NO MORE PICTURES, Mama.
It's difficult being a star.  Always having to turn down the paparazzi!!
Perhaps if I put my thumb in my mouth, she'll stop.
Guess my grin is too cute!
Aaron Shust, a wonderful Christian recording artist, was blessed with a beautiful boy this past weekend.  Michael Aaron was born with an extra chromosome and is having some other medical issues.  Aaron writes about their son's birth, the grieving process, and how they are walking God's plan for their lives.  "You don't need to know the future, only WHO holds the future." 
Check out his blog here.
I know our children have a place in this world.  All the children like Sarah, Michael, Mia and Bree, Bridget and Alina, Nadia and Josi, Pudge and Zippy, Leanne and Josie, Ben and Davis, Nella, Mila and Zoya, Joachim and Sofia...all these children are precious gifts who can teach us all something about love, challenges, keeping it simple, forgiveness, and many more.  

When Sarah comes down at 6am, crawls into bed and says, "Mama," all the while smacking a Good Morning kiss on my cheek;

Or she wants one more hug at bedtime...
It doesn't get any better than that!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Hope you are feeling all better soon Sarah!!!
    Lovin' the piggies!!

  2. miss sarah looks right at home in these pictures.
    she is so blessed to have her home with y'all.
    oh my goodness, i could just kiss her whole face off!!
    in fact, if i ever make it up to ohio again, i may do just that!