Sunday, April 15, 2012

A week of change

So many changes in life are occurring and it is slightly disturbing to my normal. Although I am use to many changes and riding the waves of life. I feel like I am in a spinning tornado, but by choice. I have chosen to go back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner and Midwife. I feel like I have made large strides in getting to where I am at, but have many more to conquer.

I am so thankful to have a supportive husband who realizes the importance of this change and supports me and holds me up at times. Okay, maybe a lot of times. When I cry in the garage and ask myself, "how am I going to do this?" He smiles and hugs me and just says, "You will do what you always do, you'll just do it." I love him forever and always.

I have to be honest though, Paul's job stresses me more than ever before. I keep a constant pray in my heart, night and day, for his safety. I love him so much and want to continue through this journey with him by my side.

Our three kids are growing faster with each passing day. They each bring their own unique challenges that makes me question frequently the lessons I have to learn from them.

Mitchell faces the challenges of everyday social interactions and how to calm his body during times of unease. Everyday is a challenge and sometimes he feels defeated and other days are a victory. He just found out that he gets to participate in safety patrol next year and he is extatic. He just turned 9 and is getting closer in height to his mother every day. Mitchell is doing better in kenpo and is working toward next belt level.

Madilynne is a beaming bright five year old with the spunk of a fire cracker. She is very independent and loving kindergarten. She is a great beginning reader and loves math. She is a social butterfly and loves to dress in pink and dresses. Her asthma seems to be well controlled right now. She is struggling a bit with headaches and we aren't sure of the cause of them now. They have lessened in intensity for her, but are still occurring frequently. We recently found out that her kidney reflux has worsened and she is in need of surgery. More to come with that later.

Mason just recently graduated from Speech therapy! Yah! Hi is a growing 4 year old with his own unique personality. When he speaks he wants to be heard clearly and without anyone else talking. He loves to play with his big brother and is a trooper, where ever mom needs to go. He loves to play with little hand held toys, hot wheels, and beyblades. After the second set of tubes, he seems to be hearing better. Let's hope they stay strong and he out grows the hearing problems!

As a family we are doing well. We work to together to keep the train moving. It may not always be clean, but it is moving.