\It's funny how prayer works sometimes. When we pray we want God to move like...yesterday. LOL! But sometimes He chooses not to move right then but He's still always on time. God brought it to my mind this morning that for the two weeks before this happened, the theme at church seemed to be that God is always on time even when we think He's four days late. Was He preparing us? I think so.
Yesterday, Kari had a lot of pain in her facial area. The doctors said that it was a side effect (affect?) from the chemo. She laid on me last night and wrapped her little arms around my neck and said, "Mommy, I just don't feel good and I just want you to hold me." Seriously? Talk about heartbreaking. So, I held her. She cried, I cried and we prayed together. I sent word out through text messaging which got everyone else facebooking and calling and texting people they knew to pray. Before we knew it, we made it through another night with no complaints of pain, no fevers, nothing but peaceful sleep. Except for the time Kari woke me up and said I was squishing her arm. LOL!! We're sleeping together for now because that's the way Kari likes it. Hospital beds were not made for two people, let me tell ya.
So, while we've been in the hospital, we've had lots of gifts that are so neat! We've been painting which is very interesting in a hospital, we've colored, played with Play-Doh, and had visits from the Kentucky Princesses to make little princess crowns for Kari. Kari's best buds, Macey and Kyndall, came to visit and Kari enjoyed that so much! We love you, Macey and Kyndall!
Some friends of ours also brought Kari a Baby Alive that has doctor's supplies with it. She got to listen to the heartbeat, give it shots, checks its ears and all that...she loves that doll!
We're still missing Malachi but he is in good hands with Uncle Chris and Aunt Lacey. Talk about a Godsend...Malachi will be spoiled rotten when he comes home but I don't even have to worry one minute about that boy. Chris and Lacey love him like their own and I trust them completely. Thank God for "Guncle" and "Yayee".
The above picture is Kari after painting with green paint apparently. Our cousin, Lashei, took this picture and I think she pretty much summed it up for Kari. This place stinks. By the way, if you're wondering why Kari doesn't have clothes on in some of these pictures, it's because she said she was tired of wearing jammies and wanted to be naked. LOL! That child is a hoot.