Thursday, September 19

Oh Blah Dee, Oh Blah Dah...




It's been such a weird day here...  I've been worrying about Alex and Juliana all day, but life goes on (remember that show?) for these little kidlets of mine.  We zipped through school this morning so that we would be free to go to our first homeschool gym class.  It was so much fun!  Everyone was able to participate (even Button!) and I thought that it was well thought out and well staffed.  We had several friends that signed up too, so it was almost like a playdate for the mamas, too!

Almost as soon as we arrived home, Father John suggested heading over to the beach.  It was really the perfect day to go.  Not too hot and not too cold, just right.  The little ones rode bikes when we came home (Sugar Plum is just about to have her training wheels removed!) and then it was off to bed.  The big kids and I snuck out to check out the full Harvest Moon a few minutes ago.  Did you see it?

I've been glued to my phone all day, texting and calling family and friends.  It seems like Alex is on the mend, but it will be a long road.  I have ordered my sister a book to help pass the time, but don't really know what else to do for her from a distance.  She says that she has plenty of food being brought to her by family and friends, so that is out.  Any thoughts?

5 comments:

Matushka Anna said...

Glad to hear he is getting better. Will keep praying!

Amanda Sexton said...

My cousin was drug by a horse for 100 feet and through a barbed wire fence...and survived with a severe brain injury. It was a scary time for our family. Your brother-in-law is very blessed, but I know the anxiety you must feel. It is hard to live far away from family, especially during times like this. We will pray with you.

vicki said...

Alex and Julia remain in our prayers. So glad to hear there is improvement! I am sure the best gift you can give your sister is a just a listening ear to let her process all that has just happened!

Unknown said...

Glad to hear that he is recovering. When I had to spend time with my dad in the hospital, a friend sent me a care package with a bunch of fun socks in it. It was such a small thing, but she knew that I liked bright colors and fun patterns. Just that little reminder of how she cared for me made me smile every time I saw my feet! Also, gift cards to Starbucks or another cafe/rest. around her might be nice.

elizabeth said...

they continue to be on my mind too; so much that I light a glassed 4 day candle so that I am sure that a light is burning by the icons for them all night here.

I find when crisis hits, people rally around for the first bit but later they may not. She will need you now and for the whole bit. Text, phone call, a card in the mail. Prayers are of course very important, for healing, protection; but of course you know that.

It's hard when you don't live near by; in person visits are a real blessing.

Checking in is huge; when I had mono I was sent a lovely simple country vase with tulips (the same vase that currently has three large sunflowers that Mr. Husband got this week) and that gift was really meaningful; really helped me feel remembered.

Being there, even by phone or text to listen or encourage is huge; I think the rest, if you keep on it, as I know you will, will come to you.

Keep us posted; they are dearly cared for by many.

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