Going to Disney World was a HUGE blessing for our family. We were able to escape all the real life stuff and just focus on some fun. Although it would be a dream come true to just pick up and go live at disney world...that is not an option.
We got back home and sure enough life was waiting for us. Bills, doctors appointments, school, the calendar. None of that went on vacation. So here are some highlights of our post disney blues.
This month I get to celebrate the life of my beautiful mother. It was 4 years ago that the world lost her big brown eyes and hilarious personality. It is strange to me that it has been so long. Sometimes it seems like it has been longer and sometimes it feels like just yesterday. I know that I got to be a part of some of her very best years, and for that I am grateful. What I mourn the most is what my kids will miss out on with her. Bryce remembers less and less of her and it breaks my heart because he was pretty much her favorite person in the world. I am reminded so often that our life on earth is just a blip on the radar. It is just a tiny crumb on the buffet. I know that God restores our broken hearts and broken bodies and washes us clean, but it sure is the pits to be left behind. It has been extra difficult these past few weeks as I watched my best friend prepare to lose her father. My heart breaks all over again for her loss. He calls us to be weak, for it is then that we rely on Him most. Nobody has the right words for times like these...and that is just how He wants it.
And your faith will not rest on the wisdom of man, but in the power of God. 1 corinthians 2:5
The time of "rest" in Disney was also in great timing regarding Justin's newest health developments. I will spare all the details for now, but my guy will be undergoing heart surgery sometime soon. Justin suffers from some unusual (and VERY bothersome) side effects that Dr. F has had a hard time linking to any of his diseases and/or medications. He sent him into a cardiologist to test him for pulmonary hypertension. While it was a huge praise to find out Justin does NOT have that...something else was discovered. It will need to be repaired very soon. We do not have info on when this will be yet, other than it will be soon. They will go though his leg (don't even get me started on that...I had to have the dr draw me a picture!) and he will only be down and out about a week. While surgery is never ideal for Justin, we are grateful that this doctor was thorough and found something that needed repair. It is discouraging to know that Justin has yet ANOTHER issue that is completely unrelated to all the others. We just do not understand how one persons body can be so filled with so many separate disasters. Proverbs 3:5 tells us not to depend on our own understanding and to TRUST the Lord with ALL of our heart. Thank goodness for that...because I got ZIP in the understanding department. I surrender.
And on a lighter note...
I helped host a diaper shower for my sweet friend Chantel. She is having baby number 3 and she doesnt know what it will BEE! Is this not the cutest cake you have ever seen in all your life?
We are gearing up for the One Less Race!! I suggest you stop what you are doing and head on over to register. This year it's gonna be ORANGE. Seriously...do not miss out on this.
We got to hang out with our fun friends Heath and Sarah! They have the MOST exciting house in the world. Bryce finally got a chance to try out his dirt bike gear. We all have such a great time at their house...pretty sure they would think our house is a total snore :)
Bryce had his last basketball game. He had a great time playing and I had a GREAT time watching. I never realized quite how boring baseball can be (which he has played for 3.5 years...both fall and spring) until I got to watch basketball! I am happy we decided to encourage him to try some new sports. Bryce's super hero Josh even came out to watch him play once. Now THAT was exciting!
that's all for now!