Monday, July 25, 2011

Be Anxious For Nothing

Tomorrow is another big day for Brandon.  Tomorrow 7-26-2011, we will be going to Ft. Worth, to Cook's Children's Hospital to have our second procedure done on Brandon's hip.  At our last appointment we had learned that one of the cysts we had removed a year ago April from his right hip had grown back.   We have watched it and it has grown more, so tomorrow we will go to Children's where they will put him under anesthesia, and take him in to do a procedure to stick some rather large needled in his hip bone to drain the cyst (if it is fluid filled) and then to put steroids in where they packed the bone marrow in on his last surgery around the rods and pins that are in his hip and femur.
I would be lying if I said I was not a little anxious about this, yes it is not as scary as the 5 hour surgery last time, but it is still my baby, he will still be put to sleep, to which there can be complications, and he will be very sore afterwards, and I hate to see him hurting.  He has been through a lot in his 7 years of life and some days that makes me very sad.
Please keep him in your prayers tomorrow.  His surgery time is supposed to be at 8:00am and we have to be at the hospital at 6:30am.  The hospital is 3 hours from our home so we will have to leave by 3:00am so that is another prayer request as well, we will need prayer for traveling mercies.  It is a long trip when you are tired and worried, will be even longer on the way home I am sure after the let down from it all and being very sleepy.
Thank you so much for lifting up our sweet boy before the throne of our Heavenly Father.  I know he holds all of this in His hands and that he loves Brandon more than I ever could imagine, which is hard to imagine, but my mama's heart (even with all the scripture I know to tell me other wise) is anxious today and I am sure it will be tomorrow too.
I will let you know how it goes.
On this Pathway,

Monday, July 11, 2011

My Beautiful Teenager

At Chili's today for her birthday lunch-her choice for the Molten Lava Cake. 

Our Beautiful Sweet Alyssa, we are so proud of you and the woman of Christ you are becoming right before our eyes.  You are as pretty on the inside as you are on the outside and for that we are truly grateful.  We are so blessed that you are a part of our family.  I am so blessed that God picked me to be your mom.  It just seems like yesterday that daddy and I were on our way to the hospital not knowing if I was truly in labor, getting there and having them tell us yes and just a few short hours later you made your way into this world, our precious first baby.   We pray that as you continue down this road (as a teenager now-I still am having a hard time wrapping my brain around that!) that you will always remember to honor God in all you say and do,  He has big plans for you and your life my dear sweet one!  Thank you for being so kind and caring to everyone you meet.  You have one of the sweetest, and most gentle spirits I know.  Always shine for Jesus.   We love you baby girl.  You are more precious as each day goes by.  Happy 13th Birthday-I hope you had a blessed day.
Love you-

Mom (and daddy too)
A birthday photo with Nana and Papa

You, Daddy and Me

Our beautiful Girl

Close up-love you pretty girl

Me and my sweet girls
Nana and Papa and Alyssa-on your 13th birthday

The birthday girl

The whole reason she wanted her birthday dinner at Chili's-Molten Chocolate Lava Cake :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy 13th Birthday Sweet Alyssa-July 11th

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