It's just how it is.

   May 24

Thank you. # 223

I am thankful for the sound of the boys happily playing outside together.

   May 24

Thank you. #222

I am thankful for perfectly ripened pineapple. It may sound silly but perfect pineapple is a simple pleasure that makes me feel so happy.

   May 21

Thank you. # 221

I am so thankful for how far things have come.

Six years ago today Nate was very sick. Six years ago he became septic and was rushed to the O.R. for emergency surgery. Six years ago today Nate almost died. I look back at the comments I made that day six years ago and I can’t believe how close we came to losing him and how thankful I am that we didn’t.


Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 11:19am

Day 17 began with a visit from the residents doctor team followed by an ultrasound. Now we are waiting to see the surgeon to discuss what the ultrasound showed.

Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 1:08pm

Nathanial isn’t doing great. He is in pain and retaining a lot of fluid. He has been moved back into the constant observation room so that they can keep a closer eye on him.

Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 3:29pm

Nathanial has taken a turn towards worse and is being prepped to go back into the O.R.. They think that the area where the bowel was joined has started leaking. He is currently feeling very sick and very sore.

Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 6:21pm

Nathanial is in the O.R. right now we are just awaiting word on how bad things are and how he is doing.

Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 11:39pm

Nathanial is out of the OR and seems to be doing well. They found a small hole in his bowel that was leaking fluid into his abdomen. He will be spending the next few nights in the continuous observation room.

I am so thankful for the doctors and nurses who saved him. I thank God for protecting him. I thank Nate for fighting and being strong even as a baby to fight in a moment that is worse than anything I have ever faced. I am thankful for the wonderful little man he is growing into.

   May 21

Thank you. # 220

I am thankful for an hour of me time.

   May 21

Thank you. # 219

I am thankful for fellowship with some wonderful ladies. Tuesday was the good by lunch in for bible study before the summer break.

   May 21

Thank you. # 218

I am so thankful.


It has taken a few days for me to write this.

On the Victoria Day, holiday Monday we decided to take the kids to the Ontario Science Center, something we do a lot as they love it there so much. When we arrived we parked in the same area we normally do, near a grassy area. We let the kids out to stretch there legs and Rob and I turned to get the lunch bag and water bottles out of the van. We turned back ready to o to realize that Aly was no where to be seen. At first I assumed she was hiding behind a tree or bush and that she would pop out laughing. After a few seconds I started to realize she wasn’t there and that there is a very steep hill into a valley just a few feet away and Aly is the fearless types that would consider climbing down the incline. That’s when my mommy moment began. Rob and I split up and began to search for Aly. After searching for a few minutes a security women approached me seeing me frantically running around calling for Aly. She told me they had found her and that she was okay. The security woman told me that Aly had started to walk to the building on her own before realizing that she didn’t know where mommy and daddy were. When she realized she was lost Aly approached a dad with three young children and asked for help. The dad took Aly to the main desk to get help. The security guards said that Aly was so brave and calm, she didn’t cry and was able to answer all of their questions. Who did she come with? What is mommy’s name? What is daddy’s name? What do they look like? All of this helped them to find us and to get Aly back safe and sound.

I am so thankful.

I am SO thankful for helpful strangers. I am thankful for the amazing dad who helped a little girl in need for nothing in return. He didn’t even stay around to be thanked so I want to send a huge thank you out in the world to him. I know the odds are almost zero that he will ever see this but I still want to say a huge thank you. Thank you for saving a moms sanity. Thank you for helping to keep her safe. Thank you for showing people that there are still so many good people in the world. Thank you for teaching the net generation how to grow up into good, caring people.

I am SO thankful for the fantastic staff who were amazing and so caring. The number of staff members who took part in making sure that Aly was safe and returned to mommy and daddy.

I am SO thankful that all of the time spent talking to the kids and explaining to them what to do if they were lost actually made sense and she followed through. She did as we had told her. We as parents spend so much time teaching these things to our kids and hoping they never need to use it but I am so thankful and proud to know that she knew what to do.


   May 21

Thank you. # 217

I am thankful for long weekends and the rush hat is relieved by era time o get everything done and for extra time to spend with loved ones.

   May 21

Thank you. # 216

I am thankful for cuddle time with my three favorite little (or not so little) people.


   May 18

Thank you. # 215

I am thankful to spend time with some of the greatest friends a person could ask for. I am so blessed and so thankful for these ladies in my life. They are more than just friends they are chosen family. Thank you for a much needed break.

   May 18

Thank you. # 214

I am thankful for a laugh shared with friends. Laughter has many benefits.

Laughter is good for your health. Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Laughter boosts the immune system.