I am very embarrassed to see I have not posted. Life is busy, but we are blessed!!! I went back to work and it has been a huge adjustment to my energy level and down time between therapy, karate, school, and church, Bible study....no time to excercise. No time to catch my breath. I have enjoyed teaching, but honestly it takes time away from my duties at home in order for our house and schedules to flow.
Carley is a green bet in karate and starting to participate in tournamnets. She enjoys it and we are excited she has something all her own. We are so proud of all her hard work at school as she continues to be on honor roll and is a great artist and author.
Caroline is thriving at her new school. Her language is blossoming and she is talking in small sentences more often than one word utterances. She enjoys coffee milk as her mom seems to drive through Starbucks all too often. She even requests coffee in the am while I am making my coffee on the keurig.
We have a new dog we were able to rescue from the GREAT rescue .She is a red golden and her name is LACEY. We still have pictures of our Lucy Pup and remember her sweet calm temperament and what a great pet she was. Lacey is sweet and about 3.5 years old. She loves being the center of attention. Her and Caroline seem jealous of one another. Cameron seems to be the only one to walk her these days. But she loves laying wiht me on the couch and in my bed. She keeps me company.
Caroline is receiving great therapies at school and is standing with leg braces and asssistance for longer periods of time. She is a big girl and a joy most times. I am struggling to handle her moods and her body physiclly as she is now 49 pounds. One of our newest ways of God's provisioin in our life is through Shriner's hospital. We go about three times a year the orthopaedic hospital happens to be in Tampa. Most of her physical needs medically fall under orthopedic. We will get new foot braces and a new back brace for her scoliosis this week. We are under no obligation to pay for her braces or x- rays - or doctor visits. We are able to take her here until she is 21 years of age. We are on a waiting list to receive help with her diapers and respite needs as we need help continually with getting a break from her care to take Carley places or just a physical break. We are on a four year waiting list. My hopes are to potty train her and my only hope is time training at this point. It is a challenge that she does not walk and her muscle weakness affectes her bowel and bladder control. Just not giving up on my dream of her walking and potty training.
Please pray for Caroline to lose weight. Please pray for my stamina as a mom for both of my girls.
Happy New Year and Happy Valentine's Day!!!!