Well......my house is Q-U-I-E-T.
Today was the first day of school for both of the girls! It snuck up on me like you would not believe. Last Friday night I was laying in bed and I went, "Oh my word! School starts in five days!" I really thought I had at least another week!
Kris looked at me like, "What else is new? You're not ready are you?"
Uh...no! We had NO school supplies, NO clothes, NO shoes and no Haircuts! So what a whirlwind the past few days have been. Add into that our bible study that's winding up, a girly getting ready for a big surgery, Soccer Practice, Getting the GEMS crafts ready for this year and a husband that has been working his tooshie off lately...it's all led up to complete exhaustion today!
Well, Here are my two sweet girly's getting ready:
It was a bittersweet morning. I've enjoyed having the girls with me this summer but to be quite honest all the fighting was really starting to get under my skin! And they were getting sick of each other too, I think. But I'll miss their silly skits, never ending fashion shows and just talking to them too. AND them entertaining the Kennyboo. =)
I held my sweet Hope's hand so tight as we walked in. I can't believe she's in kindergarten! I was emotional, of course. I think with everything going on in her little life right now it made it even harder to let her go...although it's only for the day!
The girl's school does a staggered kindergarten system. So she only gets to go today and then she'll be out for her surgery all next week. We have her pre-op appointment tomorrow afternoon. I think it will be good for her to get to see the hospital and meet the doctors that are going to be taking care of her.
She's cried almost every night this past week. I have too. Her behavior has changed and I can tell she's very stressed out. We are trying to be strong for her and making this an exciting time, rather than a scary time. Unfortunately for Hope, she has a gift of seeing right through people!
(I've got Kennedy making me laugh as she's telling me that her horses say, "Move dat bus!". She's still in Extreme Home makeover mode! Bless her heart. She's so confused. And lost without her big sis Hope.)
As I prepare this awesome lesson for my bible study ladies tonight, it's very hard to not allow this noise and clutter fill my mind. But God's got bigger things to do. And there is no other time than this, tonight, today, now. God's speaking in big ways. And he knows just how to grab my heart and get my attentions and prove He's enough.
I hope to have access to a computer on Monday so I can update all of you on how her surgery goes and what the doctor says about her kidney. We have to be there at 5:30 am and the surgery will most likely start around 8am. Kris will take Taylor to school, pass off Kennedy to a dear friend and then come to be with us. My mom will be there also.
I covet all of your prayers and hopes for her. Thank you for being such an amazing group of readers. I'm not sure how much time there will be for blogging the rest of this week.
Will you leave my Hopie a comment of prayer or just a nice thought, for her? I'd love to be able to print these off and take them with us on Monday. She's the middle child....so all you middle children know what that's like. She loves attention and I want to shower her with it the next few days.
Thank you for your love and support for her and this time we are going through. (tears) Ugh...I'm SO emotional today!!! =) Enough. Ok, love you all.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Well......my house is Q-U-I-E-T.