Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Heart for Adoption

Since the beginning of our marriage, Harrison and I have always felt the Lord's leading to adopt. A desire to care for a child that wouldn't otherwise have a loving home to go to. We are so excited because we feel now is the right time for us to adopt.

My mind is already starting to envision those baby quilts and knitting I will be doing in preparation. We are both so very excited to start the adoption process. This will definitely be an adventure and a lesson in patience while we trudge through all the paperwork and legal processes. But we know it will all be worth it, when we hold that tiny baby God saved just for us in our arms. What a joyous day that will be.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thyroid Troubles

I have been really slammed recently with sickness. It turns out the whole time, I have been having problems with my Thyroid. My Thyroid and immune system have been battling it out. This has been going on for the past 5 months.

I finally was able to get an appointment with an endocrinologist, thanks to Harrison and his e-mail skills to the doctor. With Kaiser it is extremely difficult to see a specialist. Especially when they deny its my thyroid all because they say the tests come back "normal". Ignoring symptoms and family history, just because a so called test says I am in the "normal" range. ugh

This past week has been terribly hard with extreme breathing and fatigue problems. But without the trials of the past week, I would have never made progress with my thyroid diagnosis. It is sad that it takes 5 months of suffering to get what I needed all along. Finally they start believing me, when my thyroid gland swells up so much I can barely breath.

So on March 3rd, I get to see a specialist. It scares me, but am so thankful for the chance to try out thyroid medication.

I will say one thing. Being sick sure helped me accomplish a lot of knitting and crocheting. :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

a Treasure so sweet...

My most recent project is scanning all of the family's photos to distribute to our whole family. My grandma kept so many photos it can be very overwhelming at times, but I am enjoying every minute of it.
When my grandma died back in 1998, I was devastated. But I was given a special necklace to remember her by. I have always wondered if she cared about the necklace or even wore it for that matter. No matter, it was hers. I have worn it for every special occasion. My highschool graduation, my senior photos, my wedding, and even my grandad's funeral.

Late last night my questions were answered. Going through her photos, I came across this photo. It was so small, I almost missed it. My necklace! She is wearing my necklace! :) I blew up the photo and grabbed my necklace for a comparison. No doubt in my mind, it is THE necklace!

Thankyou Lord for that Treasured-Blessing.
I love you Grandma.

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