Monday, August 28, 2006

Pains, Drains, and Kindergaten

I couldn't think of anything that rhymed with automobiles that related to the story thus Kindergarten.

Patty had another good day yesterday. She was able to take a nap and get some rest. Laverne graciously came over and helped with the kids. One of Patty's drains is leaking so she is probably going to have to go have them checked sometime today. They will probably pull at least two of them. We're not sure about the third one. Patty will be much relieved if indeed they do. She slept ok last night but you can just tell that she is not resting well. She's also having a lot of soreness and pain still from the port-a-cath and surgery incisions. This will probably last for a while. She told me last night that this is the longest time she has never been out of the house (6 days). I concur.

I took the girls to school open house last night. The school they attend doesn't start until Aug 30 for Katie and Sept 1 for Kendall. Kendall got to meet her kindergarten teacher, Ms. Addis. For once, she was at a loss for words, lol... Her class will have 14 boys out of a total of 20 students. That should be interesting. It was sad that Patty didn't get to go. I hope and pray that she is able to go when Kendall starts her first day of kindergarten on Friday.

I'm beginning to learn that through this you have to forgo the "what if" scenarios are you will drive yourself insane. You truly have to just think one day at a time which, is tough to do and I still am struggling with that. I've been reading selected Psalms as of late. For some reason they keep popping up in things I read or in encouragement from others. It is comforting to read and relate to David's thoughts and prayers through his suffering.

Laverne came back over today to help with the kids again. I can't express enough how wonderful it is to have others helping us out. We couldn't do it without everyone's help and prayers.

I have to be honest it is tough to get out of bed in the morning. I wake up and do a quick reality check,

'did this really happen?,....yes, it did. Sigh.... aaggghhh, I don't want to get up and face it again today. I just want to sleep until its over.'

I'm sure that is a common sequence others go through for many problems. As the day goes on though it gets better as you realize that you are not in this alone.

As you can tell, the site here has become just not a condition update for Patty but also a window into our walk along this path with me as the narrator. Many of the thoughts here are mine and not Patty's. I think she may put some thoughts here when she is ready. But until that time, I'll continue to update the best I can. I hope everyone is ok with that. I don't know why we're going though this but we hope that God will use us to help others see things a little differently or help others through a similar trial, but most of all draw others to Him.

4 comments:

Kimberly said...

Patty and Scott - you are such an inspiration and example of faith and dedication and strength. I pray that the Lord will continue to uplift each of you and continue to give you the strength to face the days ahead. Thank you for keeping us updated with the blog. It has helped me in giving me more direction and specifications in my prayers. Through the blog, I know how I need to pray for each member of your family. I know that come Friday, I need to pray not only for Patty and the family but also for Kendall and her first day of school. I have a special time and place set aside each day to pray just for each of you. My prayers, love and support are with you.
Kimberly

Anonymous said...

Hey Patty & Scott:

I called today but you were at the docs. I have wrote several times on this blog-thing but when I go to send "Poof" it is not there. I dont know why. Hopefully this will go through. I just wanted to let yall know that I am thinking about you. I pray everyday for yall.
Love ya
Sherry & Boys

Anonymous said...

Fellow neighbors-
I have been visiting the blog site to try and keep up with Patty and the family and how I can pray for each one of you each night. I just wanted to let you all know that I am continuously thinking of you all during the day and fully trust that God will heal Patty and see your family through the ever so hard times right now that you are going through. Scott- I am just really touched by your comments about your love for Patty and the family and reading the comments that you make about spending time with the family and things that you take for granted will make me not take things for granted in my own family. Again I am praying for you all and feel that God is in complete control. If you ever need anything just know that I am right down the road.

Love,
Lauren and Jacob Stout

Anonymous said...

hi guys! just wanted to let you know that i have been thinking about you daily! rosalind has been keeping me up to date on everything that is going on and told me to come and check out this site. scott you have done a great job. roz has always talked about what a wonderful person and husband you are and from this site i can see what she was talking about! you are such an amazing support for patty and your beautiful children. This site is so nice and i know patty enjoys seeing all of the support here....it is amazing. You have such a great family and all of you will continue to be in my thoughts. Take care and keep the faith, with love, candice :)