Tuesday Update

First of all, I want to say thank you for all the encouraging comments left here on the blog and on Facebook regarding my post about you, my friends.  I was very apprehensive about writing it, but I am so glad I did.  The point I was trying to convey was that as a family of relatives, friends and strangers alike, we are all championing on Lucy's behalf to God. 

Today's update is going to be short because, well, I'm exhausted.  The stress of last week has finally caught up with me.  I also think I've been away from the job for so long, I quite literally forgot what it was like to be a full time stay-at-home mommy.  This time, however, its like I have an infant (who is now pulling upon everything and crawling at the speed of light) and a toddler.  Not really, but Lucy's self sufficiency is about that of a toddler's. 

Don't get me wrong.  I'd gladly trade a lifetime of the worse Mommy days for Lucy's health to be restored.  I look forward to the days when all I have to worry about is whether or not dinner is ready when Erik gets home from work. 

We spent most of the morning catching up on a lot of snuggle time...


Then after we picked Ella up from school (at which we were greeted with squeals of excitement from a little girl who has missed the normalcy of us getting her every afternoon) we did a little art project on the driveway with sidewalk chalk...



And then, for kicks, Jack got a faux-hawk after his bath, courtesy of his Daddy...


Lucy's eyes continue to improve a little more each day.  I am pleased with her progress and can only imagine how her whole body is going to start improving now that she is not malnurished.  We are still trying to come to grips with that whole situation.  It is so frustrating to think about how far she could have been in her recovery. Ugh!  We have lined up for a friend to come to the house 3 times a week to do Lucy's physical therapy.  Our goal is to allow Lucy to be as independent as possible in the house.  The simple things that we take for granted like walking to the bathroom, washing her hands, getting out of bed.  Those are all examples of skills that she has to relearn.  It's a daunting task ahead of us, but she is tough.  She can do it.  God can do it through her.

Never stop praying.....
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