Friday, April 13, 2012

Sweet and Sour

It has been a while since I have done a Sweet and Sour post.

This week has been filled with lots of Sweets and some pretty Sour, sours.

Sweet/ Sour.... Ok, so we all know how Monday went. I am not sure where to "label" it. The morning started out sour and ended on a sweet.

Sweet...... when I got home from Disneyland I had beautiful flowers and chocolates waiting for me from my sweet Mom.

Sweet......... On Tuesday Regan was taken to American Girl Doll by some very sweet family and friends.

Regan was so excited for this fun day!

Thank you Aunt Sue, Tawny {Hub's cousin}, Emily, Julie, and Lauria {Bubba's first aid} for taking Regan for such a fun day.

Sweet.... getting to spend time with friends.

Sweet.......Lauria bought Regan her first American Girl Doll.

When they brought her home she stayed out in the front yard for a minute to see what my reaction would be.I has asked her before going not to go over board with Regan.... and she did... I know her all to well! wink! I can't tell you how blessed I feel to have so many wonderful people that love both of my kids so much.
Sweet.... Bubba was feeling well that day, he was able to sit up on his own and he LOVED Regan's new doll. :)

Sweet....... Very sweet friends brought us dinner.

Sweet..... The next morning Regan woke up nice and early becuase Nana was picking her up for another fun day at Disneyland.

Sour.......... While Regan was playing Bubba and I were headed to the hospital.
Sour..... Bubba's immune system is tired and weak. So, Bubba had to go in for IVIG infusion.

Sour...... 6 and half hours at the hospital.

Sweet...... Bubba still managing to smile at the end of it all. ;-)

Sweet...... Regan got to stay the night with Nana after Aunt Dawn Marie stayed late to watch the fireworks with Regan and her sweet kidos at Disneyland.

Sour.... A very HARD night with Bubba, lots of vomiting.

Sour...... Having to wake up and be at the hospital at 6am after a hard night.

Sour..... Bubba needing surgery.

Sweet..... Hubs being able to be there with me, I was super tired from the day and night before.

Sweet..... Pre Op cuddles.
Sour.... having to watch my baby go limp and trust him in the hands of others.

I don't care how many times I have done it... it never gets easier, never!

Sweet.... Post op cuddles.

Sweet..... Jason's cousin, the chef, showing up with two large pans of food for our family.

Seriously, the kindness of others it overwhelming during this hard time.

Sour...... Our sweet friend Emily's parents had to make a very hard decision, a decision that no parent should have to make.
She will no longer have long hospital stays.

She is now home on hospice and has just a short time here with her family on Earth.

 Her warrior mommy, Sara, and family could use your support and prayers in these last days. Emily is a shinning star, an example of enduring with grace, a true princess, and an amazing teacher here on earth and I feel blessed to know her.

Sour.... Bubba had a VERY hard night last night.

Sweet........ The kids (and Stanly)  showing their love and support for sweet Emily today.
Hello Kitty is Emily's favorite. So, her mother asked everyone to change their FB profile pics and wear Hello Kitty in a show of support for her warrior.

Sour........ Bubba was in a lot of pain today, pain that the strongest pain medication didn't touch it.

Sweet..... leaving the room to do laundry and coming back to see this sweet moment.
Sweet..... Having Regan tell me how much she missed us this week.

Sweet...... Watching Regan soak in every second with her Bubba today.

 Sweet..... seeing more sweet than sours on my list. :-)
We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way. ~Author Unknown
What were your sweet and sours this week?


Tracy Jensen said...

My heart breaks for you.....the strength you show in finding the sweet is amazing. Prayers to you my friend!

sylviamyoung said...

I love your family and Regan melts my heart! I know the sacrifices a sibling makes when someone is not healthy. I have spent many days confined to bed and as a teenager and young adult remember my sister skipping parties and dances and even New Years Eve to stay home with me and "celebrate". Regan really makes me look back and appreciate those days. Continuing to pray for your family!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

This sweet and sour post made me smile, sigh, cry, and smile again. <3

Rochelleht said...

Thanks for the update and for that amazing attitude, once again. Glad you found lots of sweets in your list. We keep praying for you guys!!!

Susan said...

Praying every day for continued strength and courage for you and your family...
Thank you for continuing to share your innermost thoughts and feelings.