|September 5, 2002 Hello again! I have been horrible at emailing
Sue these updates so that I can update the journal but maybe this time I will do better
and once I get the disk loaded onto my computer again I will certainly do
a lot better
too. Things with Lily are going great! She is so smart, strong and getting so
big! We have had a great time this summer despite all the stressful things that have
happened. Since Lily's surgery in April she has been so good with no destatting the
same way she had been doing and we only wish that we had gotten the surgery done
a lot sooner but there is nothing we can do about that. Some of the things that we have
been up to this summer has been getting out a lot and shopping, going to church (which we
both love that), and getting together with some of the other single parent families in my
church group. This past weekend (Labor Day Weekend) we went to a picnic for the
singles classes in my church. I debated about taking Lily and actually had her daddy
come over to stay with her but in the end we thought it would be a nice day and I went on
a took her with me. Well, it was a lot hotter than the news said but we still had a
great day (but still hot) and Lily really enjoyed herself. We walked around and
talked to a lot of people and had a lot of people I didn't know ask me questions about Lily
and what she has. I love to share with people our SMA story and I feel like it helps
to get awareness out as well as most people say they will pray for us and lets face
it...who doesn't need more prayers? Toward the end of the day when it was cooler I
took Lily to the playground with some other mom's and their kids and played with Lily
there. It was so much fun! I am her legs but we got to swing on the swings
(Lily was on my shoulder) and she thought that was so much fun and would squeal when we
went high, then I took her down the slide which she was not so sure of and we walked
around in the sand and all. Her favorite thing of course was the swing so I plan on
taking her back to the park soon so we can do that again because she had such a great
time. All in all it was a great day and we were worn out when we got home.
Now...as far as our personal life, we are doing good. I am very happy and have
adjusted to life without Brian and of course Lily has too. We did move to a duplex
at the beginning of August because it was just to hard to keep up with things at the
house. It was really to big for just the two of us and to hard to clean, cut the
grass, etc. We moved about 7 miles away into a nice neighborhood and we love
it. Lily adjusted really well and we are both doing well. Brian (daddy) comes
over a few times a week and for a while over the weekend to see her and that helps me to
get out of the house. Lily's Noni and Pappy live 2 minutes away (great for
babysitting....) and Brian's Dad and Step mom live really close as well. It has been
a great thing to do and I am so thankful that God led me to this place. All in all
we are doing really well, Lily is healthy and happy, so God has been good! Stress in
my life is WAY DOWN so that is good. Well, I think that is all for our
update....thank you all for your thoughts and prayers and for keeping up with me through
the months! I will get some new pictures up on the website soon! God Bless!
Gosh it has been such a long time since I have updated the journal I bet
you all thought we dropped off the face of the earth.
It is a little harder to update when I have to send it to my good
pal Sue but I am determined to be better about the updating so....August
was the last time I updated so here we go..
is really the "last hurrah" before we are in for the winter
months so Lily and I did do a lot of things.
We spent time going to church, going to see people, and getting out
before our big shut in for the winter.
Lily has been doing so well and is so very healthy.
It is amazing to see her little rosy cheeks and sweet little face.
We have settled into life here in our little duplex and it has been
nice. We have adjusted to
life with just girls and have a very girly non man friendly house....ha
ha. She is my joy and my
sanity and I thank God for her and all that she has given me.
It is still a time of adjustment and going through a
"divorce" really isn't easy at all especially when we have such
a hard weird situation with everything BUT everything is going great for
both of us. I have been able
to get out a lot more then I did last year of course and Lily has become
so very easy to take care of as long as I don't let the video's run out.
We have been doing great and she is getting so very big.
course her video's which are taped from
video running out...thank goodness for the rewinder
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