September 26, 2011

And Here We Go Again

I am so inspired when I read other people's blogs, it makes me want to write again! Then life seems to happen, and I disappear. So, here is another attempt to re-enter this blog world....

Our family has been through quite a lot since we last "chatted". It's amazing all that has gone on in our house....

Jon had an accident that, according to every doctor he's seen, should have left him paralyzed at the least, dead at most. God had his hand on Jon that day! He is healing quite well, and feeling better everyday! Thank you Jesus!

I had a pain issue in the beginning of May, and it resolved after several weeks, and then started again at the end of August. This time it led to pretty serious surgery, which I believe will fix everything, but led to a two week recuperation period. Tough break for an hourly employee.....but my God shall supply all my needs! And He did!

During my recuperation, my Gidders got sick first, then Libbers. Poor Libby ended up having strep throat. But, before we found that out, Jon had another trip to an urgent care after mowing the lawn, when he broke out in hives all over, and his chest started tightening. Turns out that was an allergic reaction to, most probably, ants....

So, things have been crazy, but we have not! In the midst of everything, we have had such peace that God had us in the palm of His hand through it all. Every detail, God orchestrated perfectly to keep us fed, protected, and covered. His attention to every detail never ceases to amaze me!

Before my surgery, we had a plan that would be a simple, outpatient procedure that would only take me out of work for about 3 days....but would possibly not fix the real problem. We consulted with the doctor, we prayed, and we had those that love us pray, and came up with a plan that could take me out for 2 weeks....and we had no way to make up my salary for those days....we decided to trust God, and He worked it out! I got the procedure that Jon and I and the doctor feel will fix the issue, and the day after my surgery, we got notification that the house in PA finally sold, and we had money coming to us! The check was for more than what I make in two weeks! God is so good! We had waited and waited for this house to sell, but God had it planned for when we would need it most.

Gabe and Libby are both in Junior Bible Quiz this year, and Gabe had a great first match, earned another ribbon for it. Libby, sadly, didn't get to quiz her first time out....maybe next month!

Gidders is in! Where did that time go?? He is doing amazing! All three of my kids are very, very smart! They do great in school, and for the most part, get along with most around them. I am a very blessed Mommy!

Jon is doing great! He has really found his place in our church, and with the staff, and is finding more everyday that he's good at! He has been amazing through all of this chaos that has been swirling around our family, and has been the absolute best husband and father to all of us!

I am still trying to get a handle on things, the house, where I fit into all of this, but it will come. I need to be completely well for a while! Work has been good, and I have to say, I've actually missed it since I've been out. But, I won't have to miss it for much longer.....

So, that's the family in a nutshell....thanks for stopping by and reading!

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