Tuesday, March 29

When Life Knocks You Down Get Back Up!


Hi Again everyone, I told you I would be updating the site. I don't know how many of you are aware of the medical battle that I have been fighting for the last nine years. I have an umbilical hernia and a lesion near my belly button. I also have a tear in the upper quadrant of my abdomen as well as a bone mass. There are also some ribs displacing themselves. I have been experiencing debilitating pain. Yes, the doctors have given me a gamut of medications as well as the many times of "Sorry I can't help you." "I have nothing for you. I can't help you, I don't know how to handle your Osteogenesis Imperfecta ".  Yes, while these were, are things that no one wants to hear especially when it is dragging on and on. You want relief, you want to take care of your family, but now your family is taking care of you.  My son is almost a teenager how do you think I feel that this has been keeping me from being the Mom I should be? I cannot tell you that it has been easy because it's not.  

However, I will say this that even as debilitating this pain has been I will not let it take me down. The pain does knock me down, but I get right back up and fight harder to get the results and answers we seek.  I have been in the word and been praying. I also have several friends and family members praying as well. I feel that the direction we're going now will bring us to the finish line that we've been trying to get to. When we get there when the doctors say I can begin training I will be training hard so that my Osteogenesis Imperfecta doctor and I can set up an official 5k to raise awareness for the bone disease that my son and I have. We will continue to do the 5k's and more to raise awareness! Join us, we will let you know when the date is.
Thank you for stopping by!

Site changes coming!!!!!!!

Hi Everyone! Sorry for not posting more like I used to. I will be posting more and adding more crafts, projects and things along with updates for you to see ask about. I will be designing some cut files as well.  I have been having fun making many things. Have a wonderful evening.



Grace & Peace,
 

Monday, March 21

NKJV Apply the word study Bible Review

This Bible was presented to me to review. I thought at first another Bible, bjht the more I got into this one there were lots of nuggets to dig further into the word. I liked the maps in the back. They really help to put things in perspective of location where everyone was, or was going to reach people for Christ. I did however find that this was a little difficult to navigate when I was at church. I quickly decided that it was more of when I was home doing my daily reading. I did choose this as well being that it is digital for when I go to camp as the Internet connections are always faltering. You cannot depend on the connection. Having the Bible this way you don't have to depend on the connection. I would recommend that this be an added resource to your personal library. Thanks for stopping by.

Leah



Leah

Friday, February 12

Blessings in small things with a big heart!

Hi, Everyone!!! Hope you are having a great day!!! Looking forward to the weekend.  Stay warm everyone -- it's going to be a "deep freeze" as my husband says. We are going to be lucky if we can get above zero this weekend. They're predicting we can go as low as -40 below.

I don't know if many of you know that I fractured my wrist. I did, no I don't have a great story to tell with it. The morning was a typical morning.  Getting the family up and ready for their day. We had an event that evening for our son.  I was at the door with my husband after being outside getting our son on the bus.  I closed the door and the pain in my wrist made me pull away quickly.  My husband asked me what did you do that you reacted that way? I replied, I don't know, but it really hurts.  I had a splint in the house.  I figured I will wear it; get through the night for our son's event.  We had two hours to get him there when he came home from school. The bus pulls up, our son is getting off and can hardly walk. I find out that he turned his ankle before getting on the bus. I now have to contact my husband to inform him of this with our son. I finally reach him, tell him what's happened -- he says are you kidding him too, he's hurt too!! He immediately comes home from work to take us to the orthopedic. We get there, my husband says let's get you two checked out together. I said, but dear we have to get him to the event!!! He said, we will get there. We go through the process of getting checked out. Son has a bad sprain and a hairline crack; me, I have a fracture to the wrist. What a great pair my son and I are. This is just a day in our lives. We have Osteogenesis Imperfecta. We were both born with this. The fractures are just one of the side effects of the disease.

Today my sweet husband and I had to go to our town office to pay for a food program they offer. There is no requirement for using this program. It's a great supplement to the groceries we purchase for the month. We were on our way into the building when we saw a woman walking her little dog out the building. Anyone who knows me, knows well that I love dogs.  I had to reach down to this little fellow and pet him. I did and he was so precious. When this little fellow saw my cast he pawed at me to pick him up. I did because his owner said go ahead, it's okay. I do, then the precious little guy starts kissing my hand and cast. I said oh my goodness, he's so cute! His owner said, yes,  he is. She then told me that he's a therapy dog. She takes him to the local hospitals here; sees the children and other patients. She then said that when he saw my cast he knew "kisses for the cast". She then explained that she trained him to kiss the person's hand then the cast to essentially tell them to get better. I thought this was so sweet. I can say that it really made my day.

Thanks for stopping by!



Leah

Monday, January 18

Semi Serious



Book Description

Follow along with Charlotte Stone as she takes you on a whimsical religious adventure from middle school teacher to big rig driver. Join her for the laughs and tears as she takes you from the initial decision to the training she under went and even through her challenging rookie year. “Semi Serious is for those at every stage of their own spiritual journey, since there are as many different roads to faith as there are people in this world,” says Stone.


My Review
  I saw this book and it caught my attention as my Father who now has passed on, was also a truck driver.  He drove regular semi's, block trucks and tandem trailers. I give him great credit for being out there like that in all sorts of conditions from weather to traffic and more.  The story in this book speaks of a middle school teacher, Charlotte became a truck driver!!!! Just the thought of that just blows my mind. Reading all that Charlotte goes through just in getting started on her run; all the run down of inspections for the truck just for safety. I have heard my Father say the same. He even mentioned about the company putting things as a temptation to the driver, by putting things in the truck as they load. The driver is to be responsible and turn these things in. My Father got upset them doing this, he told them to stop; he's not going to take anything nor be responsible for someone else taking whatever they put there that he didn't see when someone gets to the back of the truck before him. I am so glad that I have been given the opportunity to review this book. I know there has been mixed reviews with others who have read this book, but having a truck driver for a Dad ( amongst other things), friends who drive truck I think made this a good read for me.



Leah


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