Friday, February 28, 2014

Dog Days

In the old days, G would wake up on a Saturday morning, crash open my bedroom door, and rush into my bed to snuggle.

This past Saturday, I woke up and there was no sign of G.  Strange.  Until I looked down and found him snuggled up sleeping in the dog bed with Cooper.

I’ve been replaced.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Good News, Bad News

Good news.  We got a dog! Cooper is our new “mastiff mix,” chosen for the mastiff’s reputation of being “gentle giants.”

Bad news.  Cooper’s “mix” part seems to trump his “mastiff/gentle” part.

Good news.  G and Joseph lovelovelove the high-energy dog.

Bad news.  We needed to make an unexpected trip to Florida.  PetSmart screened Cooper and we arranged for them to board him… but they changed their minds when we went to drop him off... mere hours before we were supposed to leave.

Good news.  We found a last-minute boarding place!

Bad news.  We had to drive with intensity, rushing to beat a snowstorm, driving 14 straight hours with only two 10-minute breaks.

Good news.    G was a great passenger!  No complaints.  He spent a good deal of the trip using his “phone” and “computer” to be a Dispatcher (“you want 80 snowplows in Atlanta, Mama?”).

Bad news.  We left behind a trifecta of urgent home repair issues.

Good news.   Fixed!  Crisis averted.

Bad news.  During the fix, plumbing issues were discovered.

Watching for the good news…

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Another Amazing Visit!

Mr Peter flew in for a visit with G! 

G's anticipation before-hand was Too Much.

Me teasing G: What if you don't remember what Mr Peter looks like?

G: Mom.  You know.  I've been dreaming about Mr Peter and I remember.

Me: Yes?

G: Yes.  He has a striped sweatshirt... and a beard... and a smile... and hair.

Friday, December 6, 2013

My first love notes

From G:

I lve you I am soopr bcus it is soopr glab becus you r mine.

I luve you.  I luve you becous you are speshl.


I love you.  I am super glad because you are mine.

I love you.  I love you because you are special.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Planning Ahead

From G, over breakfast:

"I have a big day today.  I'm gonna play with Abby on the playground.  I have a lot of friends who want to play with me.  I'm gonna have to tell them - 'Sorry guys.  I can only play with one at a time'."

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Dream-Come-True Visit

Last month, I got to tell G that MR JIM was coming for a visit!

There was some nervousness:  "What do you think he'll want to do with me?"  I assured G that Mr. Jim would love to play cars, just like they used to.  Joy!

The visit was wonderful.  It included playing cars and going to the park and eating pizza and visiting a pumpkin farm and going to church together and going out for breakfast!

As the car pulled away, G's tears began.  And turned into sobs.  That went on & on.

This boy loves Mr. Jim.

So glad they got to visit.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

G's Eye

Haven't provided an update in a while.  I don't want to bore you with the "same old," but we still need prayer for the "same old."

The eye has some irritation (which could hurt the retina).  Eye drops help the irritation but cause heightened eye pressure (which can eventually lead to blindness)  Eye drops #2 are supposed to lower the eye pressure but haven't been doing enough.  Eye drops #3 have recently been added to the regimen, trying to get that pressure down into a safer zone.  The pressure has been getting a bit lower, but the irritation has been increasing. 

Would love to see healing for this eye.  Thanks for praying!