Friday, September 13, 2013

UBER Cool Appointment and the Dishwater Blond (KNEES!)

The earth is apparently flat.  I was just walking along and BOOM!!!! I fell off the edge of it.  See the problem is that I landed in a vat of chocolate and got distracted.  Sorry about that.

We have had so much going on, add to that the "after chocolate sugar crash"...and you get the drift.

Birthdays, the start of home school, and many medicals...just a ton to post about, BUT a uber cool appointment happened last Wednesday.  I mean UBER cool. (Why does spell check never allow me uber? Can you talk to it?)

This appointment didn't exactly go as planned.  What ever does?! 

You see, my kids have all kinds on neat stuff inside their body and they love to share the middle of a much waited for appointments that would go on for hours.  Yup....

So I was in this appointment...and the smell hit.  I mean it hit hard.  I mean when said smell was taken care  of I came back into the room and it was still there. 

If chocolate was the theme of this blog, then this would tie in.

Oh this was bad. 

Think "my son naked in the middle of a hospital public restroom because I needed to be near water" bad.  Forever thankful it was in an obscure bathroom and no one walked in...though I think the smell would have driven them away. 

It was on my elbow and in my hair...bad. 

And I laughed...and laughed...and texted my hubby.

My husband texted me back...
"Gives a whole new meaning to dishwater blond."

Ya, that's how we roll.

Yet, this blog post is not about chocolate or a "chocolate" theme.

It's about the UBER cool appointment that was much anticipated.  Our daughter was getting knees. 

For the first time in her life she was going to have functional knees.  This was just the fitting and we will be in the hospital for a week for her to learn how to walk with them  (has yet to be scheduled).

It was beautiful...walk away from chocolate...forget the smell...beautiful.

Rarely do your children grow  inches in just a few minutes, but little Jael will go from the smallest little to almost being as tall as the tallest.  These prosthetics are a couple inches higher than they will be when completed.  They will also be made to be natural looking.  She has the option of princess (or about any other) material covering them...but little miss likes to match.

Oh are so precious!!!!

Bending down on her knees...just wow.

Oh, the smell...I think he smelled it too.
Ben (10) is so excited about his sisters new legs!!!

She looks so much older in this picture!!!!

Even with "the incident" we are feeling extraordinarily blessed.  This little girl ROCKS KNEES!!!!!
I know I'm not done with the attachment posts.  I promise I will continue soonish.  I'm going to do a little fun (and much easier) "catch up" before continuing the series. 

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Prayer Requests for Our Family and Others

Ben has hit a wall with learning NOT to do a couple of behaviors.  We would appreciate prayers for a break through.  It has been rough as of late, worth it...but rough.  Please also pray for a somewhat painful heart issue that has recently taken place.  Please pray for God's wisdom and guidance.
Ben~At Home:
That he continues to seek love, attaches, and finds a healthy stranger anxiety.  That he learns to stop aggression to himself and others.  That he learns the value of listening to mommy and daddy.  This is so important for safety.  Finally, that he learns to play with toys (imaginative play) and be a child that he has never had a chance to be.

Thomas and I:
For my healing emotionally and for health...for patience and peace to be more consistent within my body and spirit.  For Thomas and I to retain and utilize some more therapeutic techniques in our parenting. For Thomas to feel rested/strength and for his professional life to be blessed.  For a private prayer request on my heart IF God wills.

The Family:
Please pray for each child's emotional, physical, and spiritual health AND PROTECTION.  Please pray we find a new and hopeful "normal". Please continue to pray for a vehicle (or a way for a vehicle) to present itself  and finances.  We are blessed beyond many in this world...but (as with many) sometimes things happen where expenses are all at once.  We just don't see a way, but know God does.
Prayer for the Future
Our house needs to be fixed (foundation and roof) and has for awhile.  Other things have taken priority (our children coming  They need to be fixed.  We also hope/pray (IF God wills) someday to expand (possibly convert the garage) in order to have the room if God calls us again.   We don't want new or perfect, just room IF God wills. 

Prayers for Others
Please forgive us if your prayer request is not listed.  We may not be sure if you wish us to share it.  Please shoot us an email and let us know!

*Please pray for a precious friend of mine (the "A" family).  Their newest blessing has some serious medical issues and they could use prayers for discernment and for the medication to work without the side effects. This is all I am able to share right now, but please petition God on their behalf.  He knows who they are. 

*Please pray for Selah, who had a very serious stroller accident.  Please join us in storming Heaven for a miracle of complete healing.  Please also pray for peace that passes understanding for her family.

*Please pray for Tommy, a tiny 15 year old from Eastern Europe.  He is very special needs and has only recently come home. 

*Please pray for Eden, a little blessing from Ethiopia, who has a life threatening disorder.
*Please pray for Henry, Teresa, Joey, and Rex's families as these precious ones went to be with Jesus within this last year. 

*Please pray for a friend's wife from college.  Her cancer has returned.  Please pray for "S" and the "N" family.

*Please pray for my friend "L".  She has dealt with some extremely hard and painful stuff with a family member (really ugly) and this family member has been diagnosed with cancer.  Please pray for her as she travels this hard road.
*Please continue to pray for Ruby, Jeremiah, Katie, Carrington, Selah, Daniel, and Wes.  These little ones came into their families with health difficulties (this is an understatement).  A few were caused by severe situations of neglect or malnourishment (or both). 

*Please pray for our friends the “K” family who is struggling with attachment and other situations.

*Please pray for my friend Jodi (and family) as they have grown by two precious boys recently.  Please pray for their health and for heath situations with all their blessings.

*Please pray for Eliz and her family as they transition with their many new blessings.  Also for her grown children and their healing as well.
*Please pray for Gena (and family) and their teen son. Please pray for him to come to know CHRIST.

*Please pray for the "S", "P", and "D" family.  Members of their families are fighting for their lives against drug addiction.

*Please pray for young Emma as she has recently moved to Uganda to minister to those beloved children of God and now has a precious son through the blessing of adoption.

*Please pray for Molly and her family as they seek a precious one from the "U".  Please pray for the process to be smooth.  Please pray for their son, their family, and the finances as they continue.


  1. Praise the Lord for Jael's new knees! Thank you for sharing, and for the adorable, happy pictures of Jael and Ben.

  2. I LOVE how thrilled she looks! Adorable!

  3. Awesome - we have had the same knee and it has worked awesome for almost a year (after a different one lasted only weeks)


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