Thursday, September 20, 2012

When It Rains, It Pours

I need an umbrella for all that has been raining down on me this week!  I feel like Winnie the Pooh and the Rainy day.  

This rain started with the news that my great uncle had passed away.  He was in his 80s, but was still difficult.
The monsoon came when I took my daughter, Raegan, to the Dr. on Tuesday to get a CT Scan.  She has had a misshapen head since birth and wore a helmet for about a year.  Her pediatrician was concerned that it wasn't getting 100% better and wanted us to get a specialists opinion.  Well when the results came back, she has premature fusion of her skull plates.  This is why her head shape isn't improving.  To fix it requires surgery.  This mama didn't like hearing that!  They will do a cranioplasty and remove a portion of her skull, reshape it, turn it 180 degrees and reattach it.  My child's brain being exposed....NOT COOL!

I know that if we don't fix it, there will be cognitive problems later, so I am just trusting the Lord is going to  take care of her.   I realize now, that my new position is a blessing from Him.  If I had my own classroom, I would still take time off to be with her, but it would be much more stressful to prepare lessons for a sub and prep my kids for a week long absence.

Yesterday the tsunami hit when my aunt told us that her Dr. found a small lump in her breast and the test confirmed that it is breast cancer.  She told us it was small and was caught very early and a lumpectomy would be performed and she would have radiation.  This was a huge shock to our entire family.

On a more postive note, I do have a freebie for those of you who stuck with through this whole depressing post!  I have my word wall cards for 2nd grade.  They include, math, high frequency, social studies, and science words.

 Tomorrow is Friday, YAY!!!!!!!!!

30 comments:

  1. Elisabeth, I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. I pray your daughter's surgery goes well!

    Kathy

    Kathy's Coordinated Class

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy! Prayers are the only way I am getting through it right now :)

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  2. It's amazing how it all seems to hit at once, isn't it? Last weekend, my family was headed out of state for a funeral, and while some family was traveling, I was in urgent care for bronchitis, my great aunt fell and seriously injured herself, and my cousin's car was broken into. You're definitely right- when it rains, it pours.

    I am so happy, though, that you are seeing the bright side of your new position in all of this, and that your doctor was conscientious enough to keep an eye on things to fix it now instead of later. Little bodies heal so much better than big ones!

    I'll be praying for your family! Sounds like a trying week, but hopefully some positives follow up soon.

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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    1. Thanks Jenny! It sounds like you have had a tough time too! Its a glass of wine kinda night!

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  3. Praying that the surgery goes well! Yay for you for looking on the bright side of things!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I appreciate all the prayers we can get :)

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  4. I am so sorry to hear all of the sad news. It is true, when it rains it pours. Positive thoughts though and sending my prayers your way :)

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  5. Praying for your family and hoping that sunny skies come your way!


    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  6. Love and prayers coming your way to all of your needs. Change can be great when you don't anticipate it- God knows your needs and finds you a spot you didn't even know would fit you perfectly. Sunny skies ordered for you and all your family!

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    1. Thanks Aundra! I appreciate your prayers :)

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  7. If you need anything while you are in Winston for her surgery, just holler. I live up the street from the hospital.

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  8. Whoops- that was me with the last comment, was signed in under the wrong account!

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    1. I do that all the time! Thanks so much! We will be there for several days in Nov, so I might take you up on that :D

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  9. Hang in there kid! Know your Rhyne peeps are praying for you and sweet Reagan. Hang onto the promises!

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  10. Elisabeth,
    I am so sorry to hear this. Many prayers are with you and your family!!
    Juli

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  11. Last year was truly a test of patience and faith for my husband and me. Everyone kept telling us "God doesn't give you more than you can handle". I think the main lesson I learned through it all is that your Faith in God is what gets you through all that happens so that it doesn't become more than you can handle. Stay focused on one small step at a time, prioritize your daughter's health and family before all else, and still find gratitude in your heart every day. There is always tomorrow!
    LOVE & PRAYERS!
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Debbie! The day after we heard that she needed surgery, a Christian song came on that has a line, "God won't give me more than I can handle" you are so right about that :)

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  12. Oh, Elisabeth, I am praying for you! My son Nick went through 3 helmets....I am fully aware of how that works. I will definitely keep you in my thoughts and be sure to keep us posted on how your little girl does. Always remember God doesn't give us anymore than we can handle! Hope to see you soon!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! Hope your year is going good :)

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  13. Prayers up for you!!! I hope your daughter, aunt and family stay strong. Prayer changes things. Stephanie

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! I really appreciate all the prayers :)

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  14. now following... http://primarypossibilities.blogspot.com/

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  15. Elisabeth-would you email us with your email address? We just wanted to send you a lil note "behind the blog". Thanks!
    ~Christy & Tammy

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    1. Ohhhh I'm excited now! twinsteachingandtacos@gmail.com

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