"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A tiny bud is growing...

Dave's mom, Val and her little guy left this morning and the house seems so quiet.  The kids really miss their playmate and with the quiet, I am starting to get a little more anxious about all our trip plans.  I spoke with one of our Palliative Care doctors yesterday and she is going to set us up with another Palliative Care doctor in Winnipeg.  So we have someone to talk to if there are questions, spells, a need for more drugs for Rachel etc...She is also going to contact Westjet for us, to inform them of Rachel's situation, and write a letter for us stating that we acknowledge the risk of taking her on the plane and not to go to any heroic measures.  If she will have a spell or even pass away, we will be far away from the medical support we have come to depend on.  And we will have to do without respite for over a week. But, even underneath all my nervous energy, I can also feel a tiny bud of excitement.... 

Here are some more pictures of our time with family this week.
Planting the 'Magic Bean' that Ethan got from Preschool (Jack and the Beanstalk)

Playing Doctor
"Just cleanin' my toes mommy"
Dave even found her hiding between a few of the beds in Sleep Country one time, busy picking out the lint..
What a nice looking bunch!
(and yes, Ethan is eating his foot)
We love you Isaiah! We will miss you!!


fiona said...

ok, the picking of the lint and the toe eating remind me totally of our kids too :D ezra loves to pick out his 'toe jam' and they both think it is hilarious to 'eat' their toes.

we shall pray that your bud of joy at this trip grows into a beautiful flower and that the trip itself is life-giving, refreshing, healing, restoring and much more than you can even hope for or imagine . . .

Janet said...

How exciting! Wow! it would be so nice to meet you after praying for you all for the past year.But understanding that you won't beable to see everyone.There will be a lot of prayers as you prepare for your trip.May the hand of Jesus be with you.
Bless you & your family :)
Much Love & prayers
Janet M

Valerie Ruth said...

awww what a super time we had! thanks for putting up with us. isaiah was ready to hit the road and head back to calgary this morning!

Anonymous said...

Always keeping you in our prayers...and funny thing, Averi's got a fascination with toe lint too!!!

Amy K