Yes, I've been absent from Blogging for awhile.
But with good reasons.
Levi, Trey, Ila May, Lulu and Silas
Tom and I had THE most wonderful Christmas gift given to us, last Christmas.
Todd, Stephanie, Kimmy and Mark surprised us with a
Family Vacation Get-A-Way!
It was so much fun!
We tried so hard to get one picture of all of kids smiling at the same time.
You know that saying...
"It's like rounding up cats" ?
The pictures say it all.
Yes, we were happily, heading down one way.........
having fun, enjoying each other's company, laughing, eating,
talking, cooking, shopping and then,
We sadly, ended up somewhere else.
One week later, I got a call from Kimmy,
late in the evening.
"Mom, God is good.",
is how she started out.
Then she told us that Silas was in the hospital.
His cough had turned into pneumonia.
While listening to little Silas' lungs, they found a heart mummer.
A Cardiologist came in and told Kimmy
Silas needs open heart surgery.
First, he needed to recover from the pneumonia.
I packed my bags and left for Idaho early the next morning!
Kimmy and Silas stayed in the hospital for six days and nights.
Mark spent a lot of his time with both of them.
It was finally sinking in!!!
Silas has three heart defects.
A large hole in his heart;
and muscle tissue built up around his heart.
Mean while I was with Lulu, Levi and Ila May.
Love, Faith, Grace, Comfort, Hugs, Tears, Prayers, Questions and
were handed out that week.
This has been such an emotional "ride" for all of us,
even the little ones.
I'm still in shock and trying wrap my head around the whole situation.
In about 4 weeks,
Silas will becoming to Seattle for heart surgery.
Silas and Kimmy will be staying at Children's Hospital for several weeks.
Mark and the three children will be staying with us,
at our cottage.
Knowing Mark, he will be by Kimmy's side, next to Silas.
So, I am preparing spiritually, physically, emotionally and
mentally for the upcoming visit.
Today, Silas is doing well. He does get tired easily.
This little boy is so happy and hands out smiles that melt my heart.
~picture taken the morning I left for home~
I also fall hard, when Silas flashes me his sweet dimples!
Yes, God is good!
If He didn't allow Silas to get pneumonia, they wouldn't of found the heart murmur.
I don't have the time to share all the miracles that God has shown us but trust me, there all a lot!
"How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you."
I Love You Silas!!