11/12: {The Way I View} Blessings

December 2, 2012

Woohoo, we're in the home stretch of our monthly project! I wasn't sure what direction to go with this month's theme-- so many blessings, so little time. I hemmed and hawed, but ultimately decided to go right to the top of the list: my family's health, my #1 blessing.

We've dodged a few bullets over the years... My oldest had cysts in her brain in utero. My youngest had crazy enlarged lymph nodes that wouldn't quit; her doctor dropped the b(iopsy)-word. And in between, their daddy developed blood clots which led to pulmonary emboli; lots and lots of nasty little emboli just hangin' out in his lungs, gone undetected for God knows how long.  Following a week in the hospital, my then-31-year-old, tough-guy hubby was released needing a walker and a round-the-clock babysitter.  But then? My baby's cysts dissipated. My toddler's blood work confirmed... mono. And my husband's diagnosis of a blood disorder is now under control with medication and an old-man compression sock. Blessed, blessed, blessed. And all too aware that each of their outcomes could have gone a different way.

So last month, I found myself grateful for planned hospital trips instead.. for routine procedures... for early-morning adenoidectomies. For frivolous, yet completely necessary, me-and-my-dolly nightgown sets and green froggy slippers. For kind, witty, and competent doctors and nurses. For whatever else that kiddie-acetaminophen-cocktail contained that made our little ham even more entertaining than usual.☺ And finally, for peaceful and (at last) quiet slumber for our sweet girl.



       Going, going, going...

...Gone.       



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7 Responses to “11/12: {The Way I View} Blessings”

  1. Great post Christina! -so happy everyone is healthy!! I love the matching jammies and wow....that last one of her sleeping in her carseat.....gorgeous light and even more gorgeous little M. :)

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  2. Praying for a happy and healthy 2013 for your family!

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  3. Such beautiful images; and that one of her angelic little face asleep on her pillow--breathtaking! Hoping for a MUCH less eventful 2013 for you and your sweet family...

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  4. What a roller coaster ride you've been on, Christina! So much to be thankful for. Such gorgeous images :)

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  5. Such a wonderful post Christina. Beautiful pictures to accompany your message. I'm so thankful the story has turned out the way it did for you all. Hope 2013 is a healthy and stress-free year. <3

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  6. Absolutely beautiful!! It definitely brought tears to my eyes...they are rolling down my face as I type.

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  7. Christina, this made me all teary-eyed! I am so happy that everyone is feeling better these days. I pray that good health will be falling all over your beautiful family in 2013. :hp

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