Tuesday, May 19, 2009

growing up

this picture was taken years ago in Memphis when we were at the children's home. as a friend of mine and I were talking...i found this picture to be a bit ironic. The road she is sitting on reminds me of the journey she is on, up hill, windy, down hill, rough, smooth...
she's growing up and we will continue to walk down every road with her. I love you brook"e".

Thursday, May 14, 2009

cottage visit

Brooke came to the cottage tonight and had dinner with us and the girls. Afterwards we spent time on the playground...it was good to have her back w/us at the home. This was her first time back to the cottage after her accident. She had a good time and the boys, bill and i had a nice visit with no behaviors. She seems to be transitioning okay back into school going from 11-1 (PE and lunch)...sounds like my type of school. soon she'll swing back into the full realm. i'll have pictures of her visit at the cottage soon (my other computer is down at the moment).

A friend of mine and I have been reading thru Romans. This week we are on Romans 5. I'd encourage you to read it. Today, my calendar had this to say and it reminded me of the passage. I hope it will encourage you in your circumstances as it has mine.

"the only thing that will enable me to enjoy adversity is the acute sense of eagerness of allowing the life of the Son of God to evidence itself in me"

i found that to be profound and a life i strive to live towards in my circumstances.

Monday, May 11, 2009

mother's day

I waited to spend the end of my day with brooke. When i got to her house i helped feed her, bathe her (yes, w/NO CAST!!!!), get her ready for bed, and then a chance to lay next to her in her bed as she drifted off to sleep. It was worth the wait!

She will wear the boot for 2 weeks solid and then the later 2 weeks she can take off the boot for a few hours in the day. At first she was hesitant to walk and needed assistance, but from what i heard yesterday she can now "take off"....which is pretty much back to normal for her.
(sorry about the lack of updates, i'm so busy at the home i don't get a chance to write as much as i would like)

Monday, May 04, 2009

coming soon

i will have pictures and information after her doctor appointment on Thusday! Hopefully the boot will come on!