|Jennifer Saake, Oct. 25, 2014, 3 year after first two (of six over a month) catastrophic strokes.|
|A friend added this to my Facebook page on Saturday, saying, "In 3 days..in 3 years ..!!!".|
I'm in a small group where one of the members posts a thankfulness thread ever day where we all list at least one or three (or more) things we are thankful for that morning. Here are mine from today:
Made it through a really nasty wave of depression yesterday, slept in an extra hour this morning, headed to the shower and thankful there will be a shower stool to hold me up.
Also thankful I got to do a really spur-of-the moment fun treat with my kids, last-moment yesterday and see utter joy on their faces. Top it off with picking up a bucket of chicken for dinner and getting to spend the evening with both of my parents, first time since Mom came home from the hospital! And we have figured out the complicated transportation schedule for my family this week since neither my mom nor I have driver's licenses now and the kids have an especially complicated week with one campus on half days and the other on full days.
My daughter insisted the fall decoration had to go up yesterday (she's been asking since early August
) and the house truly does look cozy this morning.
|Love the butterfly hiding in this picture!|
|Pretty much describes how I feel much of the time right now, as long as you add the words "With God" to the end of the first line.|
Mom is home now and I would say about 99% mentally, 80% physically (stamina being the biggest issue). We are blessed she was given so much recovery SO FAST! She is currently without a driver's license either, so between 4 adults and transport needs of 3 kids, we have 2 driver's licenses. We are studying Gideon in Bible study and the day the doctor brought up the real possibility of seizure (automatic loss of license until you have been seizure-free for several months) the lesson was on how God whittled down Gideon's army from 1:4 odds to 1:450, to be clear that the battle was won ONLY in the power of the Lord. We were getting too confident, felt we had things in pretty good control being down just one license now, so being down two, we know this is only do-able with God!
|For Kendra. Happy Fall!|
|Much better pictures of my butterfly cane.|
Just because I'm a proud Mommy, quick update on my living miracles. On Saturday our 11-year-old princess took 1st place (perfect scores from all judges) in a local singing competition. Since one of the judges had been from the competition where she didn't even make it past the finals in a different competition over the summer, this really made her feel good!
On Sunday, our oldest spent the afternoon at a college recruitment fair (already! sniff, sniff) with his Dad, while my parents and I made a last-minute choice to take the kids to a fun dress-up event in the parking lot of a local church. The pony rides were the highlight of the afternoon and oh the joy to see them have such a care-free time since Mommy is never spontaneous any more!!!
Our 3rd grader is just 2 1/2 chapters away from finishing his 5th grade level chapter book for this months book report. Not bad for someone who will still tell you he "can't read." :p
The rest of today's pictures are a tour of our Autumn and Thanksgiving decorations: