Saturday, April 24, 2010

Pray for Nathan...

We are asking our friends and family, and any other readers out there, to pray for Nathan.

Nathan is a very special guy to our family! I, Tanya, use to watch Nathan when he was just a little guy. (He's not so little any more.)

Nathan was in a very serious motorcycle accident on Friday afternoon and was flown to Harborview in Seattle from St. Joseph's in Bellingham after initial assessment of injuries.

We are praising God that Nathan's spine, neck, face and head were unharmed. Nathan has many other severe injuries though. Instead of listing them here, I'm going to include the link to his mom's blog. Janice is going to keep the blog updated with Nathan's status.

Please...pray, pray, pray! Nathan has a long road of healing ahead of him. We are praying for a full recovery. Our God is and AWESOME God and our Great Physician!

Pray for Darin...

This past Tuesday, we received a call that our friend Darin Thompson, who lives in California, had been hit by a car while working and was seriously injured and being taken into emergency surgery.

I had this instant pit in my stomach. I was instantly praying for Darin and his family and feeling completely at a loss. You see in situations like this I jump into my immediate "what do I need to do, what can I do" mode. I love to take care of people during the tough times! On Tuesday, there was nothing I could do other than just pray. It's times like these that I am thankful for the ever-addicting Facebook. Through facebook, I have been able to stay updated with Darin's condition through his daughter's postings.

As of today, Darin has already had a couple of surgeries but has a pretty intense surgery coming up this next week. Several of his ribs are broke and his lungs were punctured. The docs are waiting for the lungs to heal a little more before they go in to repair the ribs. This is going to be a very tedious surgery since our lungs are so delicate. Pray for the doctors to have steady hands this week. There will be other surgeries to come as well.

Pray for traveling safety for Darin's parents and sister and brother-in-law. They have all traveled to California from Prescott Valley, AZ and will be heading back to Arizona tomorrow and Monday. It will be hard for them to leave Darin simply because he is still in the Trauma Care unit but he is at a great medical facility and Darin's wife and kids are there with him.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Allergic to haircuts?

So, Ethan and I just had this conversation...

Me: "Ethan, I think it's time to give you a haircut."
Ethan: "No...I don't need one."
Me: "Well, actually you do because your hair is coming down over your ear. We should quick do it before school."
Ethan: "Mom, you can't give me a haircut."
Me: "Why? I do it all the time."
Ethan: "Mom, remember I'm allergic to haircuts."

What? Since when is this boy allergic to haircuts? The things he's been coming up with lately. I think we will wait until Daddy gets home to do this haircut.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Just not going to make it

I had set a goal to be caught up with my Bible reading by April 15th. I'm here to be honest and to say that I'm not going to make that goal. I had every intention of being caught up but the reality is, it just isn't going to happen. We've had Brenna's birthday weekend along with Easter and we had my 1-year old niece all last week.

I knew that Brenna's birthday weekend and Easter would probably lead to no reading just with the busyness of getting ready for all of the festivities. I had hoped to at least get a little reading in each day but knew that I wouldn't be able to meet my daily goal.

Having a 1-year old in the house was fun but tiring. I don't want to use that as an excuse but Miss Paige zapped Auntie's energy. I did have a few days of getting some reading in but not as much as I had set for each day and reading didn't happen every day. There were a few nights when I would start to read and would just fall asleep. That was my hint that I just needed to go to bed so I would be re-energized for the next day. I love that my sister and brother-in-law entrusted us with the care of their daughter while they were gone and I wouldn't have traded it for anything. I'm glad that we were able to have her and the kids loved having a little one around.

So, my focus this week is to get back on track and get reading in every day. I realize that it will be tough because I'm having to work a little more this week and we have things on the calendar for the evenings but I'm going to find time every day to read! I look forward to being able to report back to all of you readers that I am caught up!