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Thursday, November 24, 2011

happy thanksgiving for 2011

I am here, at our home, that Bryce can't come to yet due to floor repairs.  My nose had been getting drippier, my sneezing, sneezier.  Finally, I have no choice but to stay away from him, upstairs at the home we are longing to be, where the smell is better and I am laid out on my...yes... MY very own bed.  In between many wakeful 'symptom' moments, I slept like a rock, knowing that our Braveheart was with daddy and in good hands and doing well.  It was blissful except for the lack of my warm man next to me and the snot.  :)
The vision of actually moving back home is quickly becoming a reality.  The floor is done.  The air is think with the smell of floor polyurethane.  The windows are open and now it is starting to get cold as the sun melts away in the sky. There is dust everywhere.  This must be cleaned and settled before B can move in and be free to take off his mask and avoid a common construction bug that could be quite harmful for him.
This rest I must admit has done me some real good.  Just lying around, vegging, drinking water, sleeping...blowing my nose with a little more freedom here..oh yes. The simple things.  Love your NON-immune compromised home if you have one.  It is a blessing to be appreciated. Don't get me wrong, we are happy to take all our extra steps, but if you want one more thing to be thankful for, then there you are.
Missing my family right now in sequestered time out.
So much to be thankful for. B is getting better every day.  Thank you Lord for my precious family, friends and You.  Blessings for all our fellow families battling these awful childhood diseases.

Friday, November 18, 2011

happy birthday dear girl..#10

My darling only girl turned 10.  We are so thankful to be home from the hospital in time for it, but I will admit it is a bit overwhelming to celebrate right now.  She is such a fine young lady, so thankful for her.  Looking forward to all the amazing things we will be doing together over the years. So glad that she is healthy and her immune system is working so well.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Today is Day 67.  Discharge is within our grasp.  Now we are waiting for his blood pressure to calm down.  If today is Tuesday then we have gone home to a condo of a friend.  It was weird as we wheeled our son out looking over the walkway out over all the construction. Life going on as usual. We have been here for right short of 11 weeks!  It becomes part of you.  Daddy is with us, this makes it all so much better. Now I will squeeze my other kids soon. Braveheart has been brave..God has answered so many prayers...thank you Jesus!!


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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.