Sunday, September 17, 2006

::knitted pumps and pirates::

  • I was a stinker to Rob on Friday so I decided to give my marital attitude a kick in the rear by picking this up again. Whatever your politics, for married women, this is a must. As women we have more power than we realize.
  • I'm not getting as many pictures of Luke as I'd like because he's always in therapy.
  • Rob and I had a serious heart to heart (sob session) about the very real possiblility of Luke needing long term care. We're thinking of slowing down his college fund and putting it into something more flexible. This was a really hard decision. Another reason why real estate investing works for us I think.
  • I found this fun cosmetic site via Anna.
  • Tuesday, September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Just sayin'.
  • Handcrafted goodies from all corners of the globe can be found here. Love this site.
  • How cool is that knitted pump? Would you wear it/them?
  • *&^%$#!! my camera is broken.


Blogger Jada's Gigi said...

So sorry about Luke and possible long term are. I know that must be a very difficult subject for you. At least it sounds as if you are in a position to handle that possibility. I know you hate having a broken camera...I am also cameraless...which I hope to remedy at Chrsitmastime...:)
the knitted pumps...hmmm I don't know if they are "me", me harty...:)

6:44 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

My first thought when I read your blurb about Luke was - No! It's like you've given up on the possibility that he can get you've given up on the hope that he can lead an independent life.

Then I made myself stop and think about it...

And it makes sense. C's therapy has depleted our four children's college funds and we're just starting to talk again about building them back up. Maybe WE should look at something more flexible for C. Because as much as I wish and hope and cross my fingers, there IS the very real possibility that he won't get better, won't go to college, won't live independently. It's hard to think about that. He's only 3. I'm still holding onto hope with two firm grips but what you write makes sense.

So sad. We should be dreaming about dancing with our sons at their weddings - not whether they'll need assistive living for the rest of their lives. :(

10:51 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Thank you Wendy. I agree and I totally plan on dancing with Luke at his wedding. Ahh what a beautiful thought (thank you). I also want to make sure I have a healthy dose of realism splashed into future plans. Who knows for any of us right? I plan on fighting tooth and nail, praying and NEVER giving up as do you. Thank you so much for your words. They did inspire me today. I'll be dreaming of that dance.

4:37 PM  
Blogger chksngr said...

G - firs thought was, "I need to pray for Luke specifically and then for the entire family..." Then my next thought was that I know that God doesn't bring us "accidental" touches. Each person in our lives is there for a reason. You've sown so much into mine...and I started to ask God, "show me...teach me be a blessing here."

I cannot begin to imagine making these kinds of decisions. But I know that you've prayed and asked for guidance and that you are seeking the best balanced solution for your entire family in this.

One never knows what tomorrow can bring...miracles happen...and so does seemingly miraculous stuff, built one small step at a time. We just never know when things will click, when we will look back on all the tiny steps and realize we've come 100 miles from where we were. And, perhaps the most amazing thing about it all, God is with through every tiny step.

I will be praying, my friend, praying for all the tiny steps, for the manifestation of God at each turn, and for your continuing faith through each hard decision...and I will pray for dancing at Luke's wedding in your future!!!


7:41 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

What is it exactly that Luke was diagnosed with? He is a cutie pie! Every time I look at him I see my boy!

Fighting with prayer is the only answer. Whatever th eproblem is, it wasn't from God. God has paid for Lukes healing and it is your job to fight for it.

My wonderful friend introduced me to a cd set by ??? I can't remember and I just looked for my cd's and can't find them.URRR, but listening to theses cd's was a great. My eyes were open to the incredible possibilities in our lives..if we only let God. I will find out the name of the guy...he is from California I think.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Bill Johnson is his name!!!

7:07 PM  
Blogger Kimber said...

arr wish I knew it be Pirate Day on my Birthday.

My son would be so excited - he is in that phase where he loves Pirate stuff...arr matey.

I have had some computer issues so haven't been around much - trying to "catch up"...

Wanted to say, I am sure that making that decision re: Luke was very challenging...maybe realistic - but heart wrenching none the less....

Hang onto the Lord and to his amazing love - He will guide you and show you what is best regarding His little treasure that He has given you to watch over!!


8:37 AM  

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