Catching Up

Now that we are spending more time at home and the weather is so nice, my camera is in overdrive.  I am not a great photographer and I don't really know how to use the fancy photo editing software but I do love to take pictures of my kiddos.  They are so programmed to smile when they see the Kodak come out that I have to laugh sometimes.  Even when Lucy was so sick in the hospital she would still smile when the camera was on her!

I'm not going to do a lot of editorializing in this post.  I just wanted to remember the first fishing trip of the Spring of 2011.  It was the first outdoors outing since Lucy's diagnosis.  And although she didn't have enough stamina to last very long, she had a great time while she lasted. 

 (a mother duck has laid eggs in my parent's circular drive)

My grandfather, who was very ill while Lucy was in the hosptial was discharged from his second hosptial stay the day we went fishing at my parent's house.  I had not seen him since February 22nd, the day before Lucy was diagnosed.  It was the day of his reconstructive surgery.  While he was sick, the family determined that it was best that he did not know about Lucy.  My grandmother knew, but she gae everyone that visited him strict orders not to tell him.  His health was so unstable that she knew that hearing of Lucy would be more than he could handle.  While Lucy was not up to sitting in his lap, Ella sure was.  My loving, super compassionate 7 year old just about wore a hole in Paw Paw's lap trying to snuggle.  Oh, it thrilled my heart to see them together.  I ask that you please continue to pray for my grandfather.  He goes to his oncologist on Monday to determine the course of action to treat the two different types of cancer that he has.  My grandfather is a strong, strong man, but he has been through so much lately.  He needs his strength back to fight the battle that lies ahead for him. 

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  1. Still thinking of you and praying ...I see your sweet girls face on my blog everyday

  2. Looks like a FUN day! My boys love fishing, and I'm sure Callie will come to enjoy it, too :) Nothing like good, ole southern family fun!! Praying you have many more days like this together.

  3. Hi Kate! Just wanted to let you know that I sent Lucy a Scentsy Buddy. When it ships from Scentsy...they don't include any message....so I didn't want you to think it was totally random! There is a scent pack in the box that needs to be opened and placed in the buddy....so it will smell good and hopefully be comforting to Lucy!

    I continue to read about your sweet family and pray for you all daily. Hope the package in the mail will bring a smile to Lucy's face!

    Emily Ruth
    Lubbock, Texas

  4. I love your pictures! I have enjoyed keeping up with your family, and you continue to be in my prayers everyday..

  5. You have 3 *beautiful* children! I found your blog a few weeks ago and you are now on my prayer list every day. <3

  6. Love the pictures!! Looks like a fun day! We will continue to pray for little Lucy's healing and will add your grandfather to the prayer list tonight. Hang in there!! GO LUCY GO!!!

  7. Praying for your grandfather and that he and Ella (and Lucy and Jack) have lots of snuggle time in their futures. Take care.

  8. I love seeing your sweet family doing fun things, and seeing the smiles on their faces, especially Lucy! I continue to pray for your precious daughter, as well as strength for you all, as you continue down the road of this journey. I will also include your Grandfather in my prayers. I just know, that having sweet Ella, Lucy, and Jack, to give him the special lovings only a child can, has helped his soul and heart, and enriched his determination.
    May God continue to give you many reasons to smile and be thankful.

    Sending Hugs!
    A Mom-Mom in NJ