Wednesday, May 15, 2013

We have a Graduate!

Dakota graduated last weekend and we all did well. We had a joint reception Saturday evening with her boyfriend's (Caleb) family, and graduation Sunday afternoon. God gave me just the right amount of energy and adrenaline to get through! There were many people that stepped up to help lighten the load for us moms at the reception, and I won't start naming names, because I will surely forget someone, but so many helped out and it was greatly appreciated!!

My best friend scurried me away after the reception Saturday night (while the clean-up portion was going on). She could see that I was spent, and that I also needed to have a breathing treatment. That, or she was trying to get out of clean-up?

As I was watching a slide show of Dakota through the years, it just seems unreal how quickly the time passes, as I'm sure you can all attest to. She is excited to see what the next chapter holds in her life, as are we!

I called my doctor's office yesterday regarding the latest culture and the fungal portions have shown no fungal growth yet, and so far nothing from the mycobacterium family has shown up either, so that's good J but it still could in the remaining few weeks until the report is final.

Thank you again for your prayers!



Wednesday, May 8, 2013


I can't believe it, but Dakota will be graduating this weekend! It seems like 2 or 3 years ago that I was helping out with Field Day at her elementary school!! I'm looking forward to watching her bloom and seeing what God has in store for her future. We are so proud of the young lady she has become!

If I may ask for prayer, it would be for Dakota as she is transitioning from school to planning for her future, and also for myself, that I will have the energy for all the goings-on this weekend and that I would not catch a cold or anything. Garry is off Friday and we have family coming from out of town, so there should be plenty of hands to help with everything, which is great!

I have not heard on the 3rd culture lately, but nothing had shown up as of approx 3 weeks ago. The 8 weeks should be up the first part of June and we have a follow-up appt in St. Louis mid-June, so we'll see what the next step is then.

Thank you for the prayers and God Bless!