"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

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Change: Alice Update

Change, she's a comin'.

Summer is commencing and on the new horizon, a fabulous fall awaits.  We are eagerly anticipating its arrival with thankful hearts.  Celebrating hearts.
Ali Beth has some changes she wants to share.

We had 2 appointments this week with her GI doctor and plastic surgeon.
Sister is packing on the pounds, weighing in at 16.10 pounds.  That's my girl, growing like He said she would. And don't think I haven't been cranking out butter sandwiches for that baby, cause mama know a thing or two about butta'.
The surgeon did a whole body check and found nothing, no more tumors.  And the site of her removed tumor looks perfect.  Perfect.  He went on to say we are changing the plan of appointments every 3 months and instead, he'll see us in one year.
Mama is crying.  A lot.  
Girlfriend knew it all along I think.

More change is coming.  Soon it will be fall.  The hubs will melt into the couch on Sundays to watch football set to the background music of chili, cheerfully bubbling on the stove.
We'll hang cinnamon scented brooms and pumpkins around the house, lighting Autumn spice candles that welcome in the cool breezes and crisp fall air.
We sampled the season to come by meeting Emma's teachers today.
And getting fitted for ballet and tap shoes.
This week, we relished in the last few days of summer.  We made mud pies and chased rainbows in the sprinklers.  We swam with friends and carried our lunch bowls around the house to nibble while we created.

Asher, a Doke house favorite

The last act of summer's performance brought my friend Daena from Wisconsin.  Her family is strong and firmly rooted in His promises.  She's loves her husband and raises her babies with a grace and tenderness I wish I could witness every day.  She's just lovely.

A perfect finale to the summer's end.

Holding babies and sipping coffee in the morning, pretending like we don't all need to be dressed-ponytailed-lipstick-wearing-clean-lil'-mamas busting out the door for school.

This one has change coming too.  She'll start music school in a few weeks.  She can hardly stand the wait.
Soon enough little one.

Mama will spend lots of time in the car dropping off and picking up lovelies to and from.  Snapshots into their world when they share about their day and the smells and adventures still on their clothes and in their hearts.

We can't wait for our pansies and pumpkin nursery to open on Main Street.  He will come home and smile, shaking his head because this house of crazy girls get excited 'bout stuff like that.

Fall is coming and she's bringing change in more ways than one.
We are celebrating.  Celebrating the good news from today, the change in the plan of action for Bunny, the scrapping of appointments and tests.  
She's a world changer, you know.  Sister's got stuff to do.

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior so are children of the youth. Psalm 127:4
My daughter, Alice Elizabeth, who I am so proud of.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful news! We are celebrating in our hearts for Alice Elizabeth and your precious family!!!! SO SO happy for all of you!!! Amazing Blog!!! Truly loved it!!!!!

  2. this is such great news!!! and your post makes me long for the fall (it is my favorite season). Can Emmy and Alice have a play-date sometime? :)