"For You O Lord are a shield about me, You are the glory and lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3

"For You O Lord are a shield about me, You are the glory and lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Horizon of Summer

Summer is here.  

We're a bit behind, but we're catchin' up.  One pool trip, snow cone slurping, toasty hours outside, day at a time.  The mornings of little ones stirring early because the sun is streaming through their windows, whispering of the day's adventures.  The afternoons of lovelies trickling in with sand and smells of sunscreen.  The evenings of catching lightening bugs and nibbling on dinner because the pool is more inviting and the swing is calling her name.
Summer's horizon is in sight.
our sweet friends from Tulsa, Gavin and Braden

Alice is ready for her first summer.  She's awaiting with an extra dose of feisty.  She's loud.  She's laughing while she grows.  Her determination and stubbornness is at an all time high.  This mama can feel it in her bones...along with her own extra dose of fire.
We met with Dr. Steele (GI specialist).  Ali's biopsies results show her tissue is normal but that she has stomach muscle motility problems, draining at 28%.  Hey, note to stomach muscles...pick up the slack!  Oh well, by the end of the summer, we'll be besties with the feeding tube.  She'll have it for months until she grows and coasts out of this season.  Re-evaluation of the "coasting" will come every few weeks.  Rechecks for possible tumors (eyebrow) in the months to come.

Although I expect nothing but good reports.  Because I said so.

So here's to perfecting our primping skills at friend's houses.

with sweet Bekham, precious friend and neighbor

To moving towards the adventures of summer, even if it's mixed in with appointments and nurse visits.  We are loving our doctors and nurses who welcome us in their offices and join us in our home, our family.  For moments of celebration, because she's gained more weight.  And visits where we cross off the serious concerns and take home instructions and goals to be accomplished.

We'll get there.  We'll get back to our routines and pace.  We'll get to the mountains in a few weeks, the beach in a few months.  The peaks and blue waters are waiting for us.
We're coming...to our bunny's little beat.

Happy Summer...because Boo says so.


  1. Megan!!! Wow!!! You are amazing!!!! I love how YOU love! I love how you write in beautiful words to convey your feelings!!! I love your outlook on life! Thank you for writing almost everyday AND thank you for being such a special part of Toni and Rowdy's life! I love how you let the girls grow up each day experiencing and discovering life!!!! You truly are the truly the BEST Mom AND friend ever!!!

  2. I'm learning how to comment :) Toni is helping me figure this out