Monday, December 27, 2010

Prayers have been answered!

Oh the holidays......I am soooooooo tired! :) Well not everything went as planned and this was probably one of the worst Christmas Day's that I have ever had! I really don't want to get real personal here but let's just say that this was the first Christmas that Andrew was not with me. I think I've cried until I have no more tears left. I've never had the first problem out of that child until the past 2 months and now he thinks he knows it all. So he was not here Christmas at all. I never knew that my heart could hurt like this. Anyway, I really can't handle talking anymore about it right now.

So on to other things...I finished up these rice bags about midnight on Christmas Eve, just in time to get them wrapped for Christmas morning. I didn't get mom's quilt completely finished either. I got it quilted but I didn't get the binding started. I gave it to her but brought it back home to work on the binding.
Here is Hunter when he got up Christmas morning, he can't even get his eyes all the way open! Look how dark it still is outside, it was very early!
I tried to hold myself together enough for Hunter. He was having a hard time too but we tried to ensure that he have the best Christmas that he could. He looks pretty happy here.
After we opened the gifts we headed to mom's for gifts and dinner. Here she is with her sling. Poor Momma.
I didn't get a photo of mom opening her quilt. :( And my brother and his family wasn't able to make it out either because of the snow. So there are 3 quilts for their kids to open. I did get one of Chantal with hers! She seemed to like it but she already knew about it anyway.
The girls didn't get to come down until the 26th. Here they are opening a few gifts. After that we headed to town to Richard's grandmother's house where the rest of his family was going to meet. It turned out nice.
Now some news on MOMMA! Thanks so much for the prayers! Just another example that Prayers do work!! Mom went back to the doctor today and it was good news!!! He said that he didn't think she would have to have the surgery done again!!!! See last time he thought it was completely torn loose. He gave her that shot in the shoulder and said there was a very slim chance that it was scar tissue against nerves but he really thought it was torn loose. He said the shot would determine it for sure. If the severe pain came back then she would have to have surgery! So at that time it didn't look good because he was convinced another surgery was needed. she went back to the doctor and the pain had been better for a day or two so now he thinks she will be fine and no other surgery will be needed. She starts therapy soon. So thank you all so very much!!
I had been doing so much sewing this past month that after Christmas I wanted to take a BIG break! But now I am trying to figure out what I can work on that will keep my mind off of Andrew some. My house is a mess from all of the sewing that I had been doing and then also from the Christmas holiday. Maybe I can dig through and find something...


Amelia said...

Sorry to hear about the problem with Andrew...not that is any consolation but so many of us have gone through the same things with our children...just keep on praying to have the strength to face each day. There will be blessing too (look at your Mother's progress) - some days you may have to look harder than other days...but God will NOT let you down...he has his time clock so we must be patient.

Quilting Krazy said...

I am still going thru similar situation with my first born and only son. It hurts so much but you will get thru it. someway somehow, it may have many tears and sleepless nights. but know it is not anything you have done, this is his choice. Just let him know a mother's love is unconditional and will always be there no matter what he does or doesn't do. One day, he will come back and need his mom. even if it is only for something small. Know he does love you. God will get you both thru this. My thoughts and prayers for you and him as my heart goes out to you.

Libby said...

I am right there with Amelia and the other commenter..I have had (and still do ) problems with my oldest boy! Hang in there, don't stop praying, you are a very good mother!! I know it's not easy!

p.s Your Mom looks wonderful!

Hanswife said...

keep your chin up and your faith strong. this year again I had to share a child for the second time in 28 years- not easier but did it with more grace. my faith is strong and I need to face the growth of my children.

Vesuviusmama said...

I gave my mom her quilt without the binding completely sewn down and took it back to finish, too! Glad to hear she won't need another surgery!

Lady of the Cloth said...

Here's another mom with similar "Son" problems and I know how you hurt, it is hard for me to not put blame on myself, but I did the best I could with the knowledge I had at the time, and that's all I can do. We can't always "fix" our kids. You are in my prayers.

jillquilts said...

I'm so sorry to hear that there are issues with Andrew! I hope that it gets straightened out soon!

And hooray for your mom!! I'm glad that other than Andrew, you were able to see the girls and mostly everyone else!

Take a break and enjoy the peace! :)

Guðrún said...

I´ve had the same problem with my DD, so HUGS to you. What shape do the rice bags have?