"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

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Last Supper

*thanks for the title idea Mom!;)  

Thought I should let people know that we are at the Flames House for the week! It has been a full two months since we have been here so it's alot of fun to show the staff here how Rachel has changed.  We were greeted by staff who were super eager to hold her again.  Rachel is doing really well.  She had a bm last night which we were pretty happy about - they have been awful for her lately, which reminds me that I want to talk to a dietician soon about maybe adding something to her milk to help soften her stools.  (prune juice doesn't seem to be doing the trick) I also just had a very good chat with a social worker here too and she had some good advice about how to talk with Ethan about Rachel's spells.  

A few days ago we ate the very last prepared meal in our fridge!  I am not telling you this so that you will make more.  I am noting this because it has been a marvel to me at how God has provided for us (through you!) this past year and three months! We did make our own meals along the way and we also purchased ready made meals ourselves but there was so seldom a day when I didn't know what to make for supper.  THANK-YOU!  And we are really doing very well right now!

We are really enjoying our day here.  I went to a gym class this morning and felt so good afterwards.  It was the first time I felt like I wanted to be there in so very long.  It's hard to explain right now...but maybe one day I will. (The gym has probably been my least faveorite place to be since we heard the news about Rachel - and also one of the places where I most needed to go.)  We took our van in to an autobody shop today.  It's going to get fixed! And it should take about three weeks.  No news on whether the camera caught the crash yet. Dave took the kids to the duck pond while I had some cuddle time with Rachel this afternoon.  And now, I'm going to get back to my family! 

Thank-you for all your notes, emails etc... I may not respond yet but I am reading them all! 


Brenda Funk said...

I am always somehow relieved when you are at the Flames House -- I know you will be well taken care of!

Sharon said...

It is marvelous how our needs are met in mysterious and divine ways! Happy belated birthday. I love you so much and I think about you every day (including your bday of course)! Yay for endorphins and working it out. Sweat is goood when we move and stretch our bodies :)

May the sun shine on you and may you have peace and joy in your heart!

Brenda Funk said...

I think Kendra, you should have called this post 'The Last Supper'!!

Brenda Funk said...

Oh I'm so tickled that you actually changed the title of the blog!! Didn't even know that was possible. Hope you are all having a good recovery day. Love MOM