My nephew Cory arrived home today from Iraq. My Sister Jill, her exhusband Lyle, My Mother, Stephanie, Travis, Daemien, Aleahna, and myself sat waiting patiently for his plane to land. It reminded me of the day he was born. Sitting and waiting for his arrival. We stood waiting with our balloons and Sign. The airport was filled with people coming and going. As Cory walked towards us in his uniform. The airport started to silence and then all the people around us began clapping for our Soldier Cory's return. It was very hard to fight back the tears when he embraced his Mom and Dad. The a few seconds later another soldier walked towards us in uniform and the crowd began clapping again. It was a very spiritual moment in my life. I would say almost like Cory's birth. Waiting for the anticipation of seeing him. He looked so great and I felt so proud to be his Aunt. I am Proud of him and his choices to serve our Country. I feel so blessed that he is such a great example to all our family. I glad he is home to celebrate Thanksgiving. I am glad that I was able to witness his homecoming today. It truly was a wonderful experience.
We recently had friends who gave us carpet and another friend who gave us a couch and love seat. We are really enjoying them. This is for you Mom Conley. Here are some pictures so you can see. We miss you and Grandpa and Hope you are doing well. I baked some cupcakes and as you can see by aleahna picture. She really like them! Had to give her a bath she had it everywhere. She's so cute and Of course I had to take a picture.
Since it is Novemeber I decided to make a list of things I am Thankful for. 1. Parents= Jack and I are both thankful for the wonderful parents we have been blessed with. We love the support, encouragement, Patients , and the unconditional Love that they show to us and our children. 2. Our Children- Even though they each are different they possess some very beautiful qualities. I pray stephanie will get through her difficult times right now. Travis what an amazing Young Man he has turned out to be. He is compassionate, caring, and does pretty much anything that I ask of him. Lowell is very compassionate and helps me out alot with the little ones. Daemien who has the sweetest spirit and always can make me laugh. Aleahna and her cute little attitude. She know what she wants. 3. My Personal relationship with my savior. 4. My Husband who supports us and Love me for me. 5. Good Friends who are always there to support me. 6. Missionaries past and present who always are there to help keep me on the straight and narrow path. 7. The home in which I live in. It is filled with lots of love and their is a peace and calmness. 8. I am Thankful for Mickey Mouse who entertains my grandchildren so I can get some work done around my house. 9. Ford Motor company who gives my husband a job in which he loves. 10 . My Church for the true and everlasting gospel. Even though we have moved and I miss my old ward terribly. I know the gospel is true and I am thankful for my testimony of that. I love that I can go to the temple and find the peace and tranquility that I need. I know it will take some time but eventually my new ward will feel like home.
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and I am thankful for all you who love and support us.
Here I am up late yet another night. Sick children doing breating treatments, calling doctors, and trying not to panic. I am so tired and my adrenline has kicked in. I can't sleep. I am praying that my daemien gets better soon! I don't like this flu. At least his fever is down. I am trying to stay calm and prayers definetely help. IT just breaks your heart when the little ones are sick.
I had to take Daemien back to the Doctor and was told he had a very low pulse ox test. It measures how much oxygen is getting into the blood. They usually don't like the number lower than 95, his was 93. They drew blood, game him a updraft treatment, tested for H1n1 and sent us to get a chest x=ray. Daemien was just laying on the table and a very compliant patient. They said he was so good. The updraft treatment only brought his number up one degree. They sent us home with a machine so we could give him treatments at home. I was so annoyed that they didn't give him antibotic's. Don't understand why not if he has bronchitis. The doctor said bronchitis is a virus and they don't give out antibotics for that. They also said from the symptoms he was having they are convinced he has H1N1 flu virus. I spoke with a friend from church who works at the Health Department. She said All flu cases out there right now are H1N1. The test only is 50% accurate. Our doctor said the test is only 20% accurate. Why pay for the test then? I couldn't belive that! They wasted my money on a dumb test that isn't even accurate. Here we are 3:30 in the morning. I gave him a treatment and He seems to be breathing better. He loves Mickey Mouse. I am letting him watch it. I don't like having sick children. I worry so much about them. He looks so pale and the cough is horrible. I pray he will get better soon. Aleahna has not come down with a fever but also has the bad cough. She was up a Midnight and was having trouble with her cough. I put her in the bathroom and steamed up the room so she could breath easier. Gave her a bottle and rocked her to sleep. I am Thankful I am not sick, so I can care for them. Luckily, Travis and Lowell are pretty healthy. I hope the don't come down with this JUNK!
I have tried to be a great Mother and I feel I have been to my children. They have got to experience art, dance, music, athletic's. Vacations. I've let them pretty much be their own person. I love all of them very much! As a mother it just breaks your heart to see one of them contiue to make bad choices. I did my first and last today. Bailed my daughter out of Jail! I can't believe it! I wish it was a bad dream. Reality it's Real. I will not do this again! I pray that she starts to wake up and be responsible! She's 20 and I have taught her right from wrong. I raised her with good morals and standards which I told her today. If she was living the gospel she wouldn't be in this predicument today. What else can I do? Nothing but have faith and keep Praying! Heaven help me! My boys are amazing. Travis drove me to my Doctors appointment because my eye pressure has been elevated. He and Lowell help take care of the babies. It is so tender to watch Lowell rock Aleahna to sleep. She really loves it too! Daemien really looks up to his uncles and loves to sit with gunle Cav (Uncle Travis) to watch TV. Daemien has been using the potty and I am proud of him. I feel it is going to take a while until he is fully trained. Aleahna can say 49 words and she's only 18 Month's. She loves her Papa and is always chasing him to pick her up! I think it is cute! We are blessed and I am thankful for all that I have.
My dear friends Leanne and Amy came over and we canned 45 Quarts of Applesauce, We laughed, shared stories of our families and had a nice lunch together. It was a fun day! There is nothing more satisfying than to see your finished work!
I was getting ready to go somewhere and when I went back into the bathroom this is what I saw. Daemien with my red lipstick! He was so proud of himself. He said " Look Granny, You like it! I really love this age.
This is Jack and the kids at our Ward Halloween. Daemien is a monkey and aleahna Minnie Mouse. They had so much fun and so did we. Aleahna really enjoyed the cupcake and Daemien had so much fun playing the games. They had a parade and everyone looked so cute all dressed up.