"Wednesdays are my favorite!"
On the morning drive to school we usually take advantage of that time with the kids in the car to touch base with them, pray with them, and try to get a little insight into what they may be going through or what type of things may be on their young hearts. This morning I asked them this question,"Anything exciting going on in school today?" Allison was quick to answer, "Oh, Yes! Wednesdays are my favorite!" Wow, I thought to myself. I never knew Wednesdays were her favorite. I asked her why. She began to give me a run through of the days schedule making sure to list every single period and what they were learning in that class. She continued to let more and more information bubble out of her with such an excitement that I found myself smiling. To be honest with you it was more information than I could grasp on to at this point in my life with the lack of sleep I am getting, but by the end of her description I decided that Wednesdays were my favorite too. I still never figured out what made them so special to her, but since she loves them that much so do I. Blake was absorbed in a book that he is trying to finish so he didn't have much to add except for the daily countdown to the NASA Trip he and his dad are taking with his classmates. "Only 5 more days." Thats all he had to say without even telling us what he was talking about. He didn't have to. We knew what the countdown was all about.
Last night I told the kids that Ash and I would be gone all day tomorrow for her chemotherapy and that we were thinking about spending the night in Dallas on Sunday so we didn't have to get up and start driving by 3:30 for Monday's appointment. Knowing that Dad and Blake would be going to Houston on Monday Allie began to get very nervous. She isn't thrilled with the idea of Ash and I leaving for an overnight trip to the hospital. I think it is just too soon for her to let us go again, so I have been considering taking her out of school on Monday so that she can accompany me and Ash to Dallas. Maybe just by taking her along she will feel more comfortable with the weekly trips we will be making over there. I am not sure if it would be a good idea to leave her without Dave or I so soon after just coming home from Omaha. I don't know, we are still trying to figure out what is best for her. It might be kinda nice to just have us 3 girls traveling together for the day. Just something I am praying about.
Ash is struggling today. She is so fussy and uncomfortable. She isn't running a fever. She has no signs or symptoms other than sweating and crying. I can just tell she doesn't feel well. I am thinking perhaps it is just because her defense system is down right now. I have not been able to put her down all day. She just cries and cries if I am not holding her. I wish I knew what to do to make her feel better. Perhaps she will be able to smile a little when her daddy comes home from the office. I have run into to town to take Al to cheer practice and since Ash can't come out of the house she is now resting next to her Nan. Hopefully she will be feeling better after her nap. Tomorrow is the second infusion of our second cycle. We are now in week number 5 of our 18 week course. Next week we will be 1/3 of the way there. Yeah for Ash! I can't wait for this to be over for her.
We are still searching for a contractor to hire to finish our remodel. Dave is working so hard at the office and putting in such long hours that he just doesn't have enough time in the day to work on the bathrooms. We still have no running water in the kitchen half of the house and we are waiting on the plumber to find time in his schedule to come out and repair the water line. Sometimes life is really crazy, but the great thing about our life is that we are doing this all together now. Thank you, Father for allowing Ashley and I to move "home"(grandma's home) to be with our family. We are so grateful to be back in Texas so close to our little yellow house. I know that the remodel and repairs will eventually be done, and since there is nothing I can do about speeding those things up I am just having to laugh at the situation we find ourselves in. God is still blessing us daily and we are still parenting 3 of the best kids in the world. It just doesn't get any better than this!