We had a wonderful VBS last week. Our whole family had a good time but we were exhausted by Saturday! I led the music and really enjoyed getting to work with all the kids. I even learned some new songs that I can't wait to share with the kids on Wednesday nights.
The pageant went great Saturday night! Abby looked so beautiful and did a pretty good job passing out crowns. Thank you to Pasha and Whitney and everyone else who helped make it a success. They raised a lot of money for us and we really appreciate it!
Yesterday, Abby and I had a special day. We got our hair cut, got pedicures, ate lunch, and went to see Ice Age. We had so much fun! We rarely get to spend time out together just the two of us. I think I had more fun than she did! I spent all day looking at her and listening to her just thinking-I have the most beautiful, smart, and amazing child! I am so lucky to be her momma!
We are going to Branson this weekend with my family for a mini-vacation. I am so excited! I love Silver Dollar City and Abby has only been at night at Christmas. There will probably be some rides that she shouldn't ride but I think she is going to love it!
We leave Monday to return to St. Jude. This time we are taking Lyla with us. We have appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday and another MRI. I figure we will be there til Thursday though b/c they always slip in extra appts. We are hopeful that the tumor has not grown so we won't have to start chemo but we have noticed some changes in her in the past few weeks so I won't be surprised if it has grown some. I am pretty sure she had a seizure earlier in the week and she seems to be having some vision issues. St. Jude upped her seizure meds (twice) to see if it was a problem with her meds-it is just really hard to know if it is due to meds, tumor, surgery, or her age. They didn't think we needed to have the MRI this week though so we are going to enjoy the rest of the week and our trip to Branson and worry about all this next week! Please pray for us though. As the MRI gets closer we get more anxious. And pray for Abby-she is very anxious about having to have another IV and getting blood drawn. She asks about it every day, multiple times a day. She doesn't mind the MRI-just the IV. So pray for our whole family!
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved" Psalm 55:22