Sunday, September 4, 2011

We're Here!

After getting a dozen texts and emails asking if we we're okay, I decided it was time to update the blog again. Honestly, sometimes I have trouble forming my thoughts into words and not sounding ridiculous. I have a lot of emotions running through my person day after day and this past week has been a doozie (doozy?). I don't have any pictures to post because I don't have time to load them but I promise to post them ASAP.

Last weekend, you can see what the kids and I did here. Thank you, Jess, for a wonderful evening! I had a blast and the kids obviously had fun too. It was so nice to have adult conversation and to look around in stores without kids running around everywhere! I definitely enjoyed the 4 hours we got to spend together!

Last week, we had Clinic and it was the best trip there yet. We still had some issues accessing Kari's port but it's getting better each time. Her counts are still good as are her other counts! We get a break this week from Clinic and Kari has been sure to tell everyone!

This past Friday, the kids, mom and I loaded up and headed to Ohio. We made a fun stop at the Newport Aquarium to meet Jess and Chase. We had so much fun although I must say that going to the Aquarium with kids is a whole different ball game than going as a teenager! LOL. Jess, mom and I all agreed that when we got back to our cars, we felt like we had been to work! Ha ha! The kids enjoyed snow cones, ice cream cones and a man on stilts that made them stuff out of balloons. I would like to visit Newport on the Levee again when it isn't 110 degrees outside. The whole area was awesome!

Currently, we are in Ohio visiting family. We wanted to come spend time with my aunt Ellie and my cousin is also getting married today. However, last night we had a scare with Kari and a fever that kept spiking and lowering every 30 minutes so I decided it was best to keep her in out of the weather today. It is rainy and muggy outside and the wedding/reception is outside??? We are sooo not up to that right now.

I want to say thank you AGAIN to Farmers National Bank. They have been so good to me through this whole ordeal and have gone above and beyond time after time! I miss you ALL so much! Cassie and Chrissy, thank you all for coming over last week to visit us. Kari had a great time with Macey and Kyndall and I loved catching up on everything. I got really emotional because I realized that it may be a while before I can return to work. It's a hard decision to make and an emotional one as well. I know God is in control and will work this whole situation out for our good but sometimes it's so hard knowing what choice to make when you can't see the future.

I know what everyone is thinking....that's where faith and trust come in. We can't see the future and have to put our faith and trust in the One who can. Trust doesn't come easy for me and maybe the Lord is trying to teach me a few things???
Anyway, God knows best and I do know that. Playing over and over in my mind, this song that Davy, Kelly and Odie sing reminds me to just leave it in God's hands and let go. I can't say that I'm there yet, but I'm working on it.

Faith gives you hope, hope gives you strength
Strength gives you courage to go on each day
When you're praying for answers to things you can't change
When it's out of your hands hold on to faith

I love you all and appreciate all you do for us! Kari wants to say to Macey and Kyndall that she loves and misses you all very much! Also to her cousins Cameron, Casey, Sammie and Brandon she says she loves you all too!
And to Gammy, Pappy, Uncle and Lacey she says she misses you and will be home to see you soon! :)


  1. God Bless You, Sister. We are praying for you all! Thanks for keeping us up to date when you are able.
    Davy, Kelly and Odie

  2. We're praying for Kari. Enjoy your week off!

  3. Hey Kari this is Heidi I wanted to tell you I put you on our prayer list at school praying for you!

  4. Aww..tell Kari that Macey and Kyndall love and miss her too!! They keep asking me when they are going to have the sleepover. Lol! Love you guys and so glad we got to spend some time with you! Chrissy

  5. I know ya'll dont know us, but we have been praying for you and your family. We knows The Bogss, and the Hisle family, and Bro. Jon & Sis Heidi Isaacs, and they all have been keeping our church updated on Karis' condition. Our God is still a healer, and I pray that God continues to strengthen ya'll every day. He is our strength, our song, and our salvation!


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