Sunday, May 17, 2009

I feel happier today than I have felt in a very long time. Dalton has such a hard time at night and yesterday we had a very long, busy (but FUN!) day. I just knew that we would be in for it last as we were saying our prayers I specifically prayed that Dalton would be pain free so that we could get a good night's rest and make it to church for the early service. And guess what?! He slept the entire night without waking at all!!!! We got up around 7am and he was in such a sweet mood. His little leg was stiff but he was in good spirits. We made it to church, Sunday school, we went to Kountry Kupboard and picked up lunch, and have just had a nice day together as a family. It makes such a difference getting a decent night of sleep and just being refreshed by being in church. It's so easy to get out of the habit of going...and honestly for me I am such a homebody anyway that it doesn't take much for me to want to be home all the time. I just like being home. LOL There are times that I just dread having to be around anybody but then it's like once I actually make the effort and do it it's all fine and I'm happy and things are good. I think part of that feeling is just from being so tired. Ever since December Dalton has had issues most nights with waking during sleep and I think that having that much of a loss of sleep can make anyone be grumpy and not in the mood to be around people. Not to mention that all those Sunday mornings Joey would get up and leave for church and I'd be left sitting here really would make me feel so irritated that I was always having to miss out on everything. I already stay home with the boys and we homeschool so I don't get much of a break from things..not that I want one..being with my children is where I am the happiest, but anyway...getting sort of off

Last night we had a Sunday school class party and it really left me looking forward for church this morning. The church service was wonderful this morning...a man in our church, Charlie Watson, is facing cancer head on right now. He shared his testimony this morning of how he feels that God is giving him this trial to pull him closer to Him. That really pressed on my heart. All this time I've wondered why, why, why...Why have we been so tested...Since April of last year we've dealt with my mom being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Joey's brother passing away at the age of 27 the end of April last year, Dalton being diagnosed with perthes...Joey's grandmother passing away THIS April...and not to mention that in less than 5 years I have personally lost my Nana & Grandaddy (my mom's parents) and my mom's brother at the age of 52 from complications of diabetes. It just seems like so, so much..then last year right after Jason died Mrs. Kelly Evatt from our church passed away from a massive heart attack at the age of 42. It was like everywhere we turned someone we loved was dying or sick...and maybe all this IS for a reason. Maybe it's to make Joey and I stronger as a couple, stronger as Christians....there is a reason. We don't see it right now at this moment, but I trust that soon we will understand it all.

I'm sure that not every Sunday will be a day like we've had today and I'm sure that as long as we are in the "fragmentation" stage of Dalton's perthes (ie: the head of the femur breaking down and flattening) that we I will have plenty more nights of no sleep and missing church...but for now I am just happy about today.


  1. That is such a wonderful testimony, Lori! My prayers are with you and your family and especially Dalton. Tayo and I know how hard it can be. I, too, believe there is a reason for all this. God has a plan for us and for our amazing kids. We just have to trust, as hard as it is!

    much love, Mary Anne

  2. I'm so glad that you were all able to have a nice day together as a family. ((((hugs))) and continued prayers!