9.12.2012

Today

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons have become "PT with Mom" days.  Lucy is finally strong enough and has gained enough weight to really start working on physical therapy.  Unfortunately she has maxed out all of her insurance coverage for the year and we can't afford the $400 a session that it would cost out of pocket. So...our sweet Hogan is keeping Jack and I am putting on a new hat.  Physical Therapist!  PT with Mom is going to be fun and I am looking forward to working with Lucy one on one.  I'm very excited about watching her become strong enough to stop using her walker.  One of our local elementary schools has a great playground that we hope to utilize when the weather allows.



Today my mom and I made a trip to Memphis.  I can't even remember the last time the two of us made a non-medical related trip to the big city.  It was so nice spending time alone with her and we had a great time hanging out and doing a little shopping.  First on the agenda.....


Yes.  Yes I did.  I had my first PSL of the year and it was divine (although I think my taste buds have grown to love a sugar free syrup a little more.)  Oh, well.  It was nice to smell the spices and now I really long for some cool, fall days.  According to the local weatherman, those days may be coming in the near future.  I'm sure crossing my fingers!

The most important reason we went to Memphis was to purchase food for the new food pantry that the Go Lucy Go Foundation (applying for 501(c)3 status as we speak) is creating.  This food pantry will be located on the 7th floor at LeBonheur Children's Hospital and I know it is going to be well received.  There are so many families who will benefit from this food pantry.  Eating at a hospital is expensive and many families are forced to eat vending machine food every meal.  My heart has been so heavily burdened by this and I can't wait to get this food delivered.  So many people are going to receive a daily blessing from this food.  Thank you all who ran in the Go Lucy Go 5k or who donated money to the race.  The food was purchased with some of these funds and you should take pride in the role you will play in feeding these families.  



As an extra bonus to my wonderful day, look what was waiting on me when I got home....


It's here!  My anticipation is getting the most of me as I look forward to sitting down and filling in the little boxes with events, birthdays and to-do lists.  Oh!!!  It's like the first of school with all new school supplies.  Didn't you just love getting a new box of crayons?  I sure did.  Best feeling ever!
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13 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that Lucy is getting stronger - prety soon she's gonna be kissing that walker goodbye!!

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  2. You are an amazing mom and person. Keep us posted on your 501(c)3 status. I will be happy to donate (need that status so I can do employee matching!).

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  3. I was just thinking about the PSL yesterday and wondering if they were out yet. Yum! On a more serious note...I remember when Eli was a baby, spending all those nights on the 7th floor of the old LeBonheur and wondering what I was going to do about food. I spent many a day eating from the vending machines. We just never were prepared. We lived farther north then, and it was a real struggle for us keeping one parent at home with the other 4 kids and me at LeB with the baby. You are doing a wonderful thing!
    And last but not least...isn't it a shame that a child maxes out of therapy?? But, you can do it and so can Lucy.

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  4. We moms don many hats...that's just what we do! But I'm thinking that you are going to be a FABULOUS PT person. It makes my heart so happy to see what God has done in the life of Lucy and your family. I still pray for you all daily. May God Bless you!

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  5. How awesome is that. What a great testimony for the families at the hospital. What kind of foods are you taking? The reason I am asking is I am a couponer. There are some things that you can get for free or very cheap. My e-mail address is pepglenn4@yahoo.com. Let me know if you are interested and what I need to be looking for. Make sure you put something in the subject line because I don't even open them if I don't know who they are from.

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  6. Have you tried grants or other organizations that would help pay for therapy? I know PT with mom is great, but there might be places out there that could help financially. Please email me at sweetiee1 at gmail dot com if you want and I can maybe give you some places to go to.

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  7. Have you tried Easter Seals? My grandson got services through them when his insurance ran out. Worth a shot.

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  8. love my EC planner too. I have been waiting for a coupon but nothing yet! I stil l haven't had a pumpkin spice anything yet!! I'm hoping to try one this weekend.

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  9. I do believe you and Lucy will have an amazing time doing PT! I will be praying this is a wonderful bonding time for both of you.


    It was always fun getting new school supplies and now, with home schooling, I get to enjoy seeing all the new school material come in. I am a bit sadden as my son is doing grade 12 this year and unless I can convince him to do his first year of university at home, this will be my last year of this most amazing experience.


    Enjoy your new planners, they look amazing!


    Blessings,
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  10. LOVE the idea of the food pantry!! So convenient for the families. Love the Krull family even though I've never met you guys.

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  11. So I have been following ur blog for a long time,but never comment......just pray for you guys.......I have been giving to St. Judes for a few years now and then when Lucy ended up there it made it that much more real. Well today I got the calendar in the mail as a thank you and as I was flipping thur the months I can across Lucy!!! I couldn't believe my eyes.......I was brought to tears by the sweet picture of her. What a blessing that little girl is !!
    Shawna from Boise, Idaho

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  12. That food pantry will be such a blessing! Wow! And yes, I love school supplies and all things school-related, so I can relate to you being excited for the planner. I pray PT will go well for you and Lucy! (and will be somewhat fun also:) )

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  13. As a 7th floor parent, spending weeks at a time there, THANK YOU!!! You are so right it's so expensive bd the cafeterias crazy hours makes it harder!

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