|AWANA derby cars. These won first and second place in design.|
Husband worked overtime and bought us another camera. The other broke after Thanksgiving so I haven't posted pictures in several months. Catching up just a little today.
I fought a four-day migraine off and on and got behind on a lot of chores, so I'm refraining from regular posting until I catch up.
We also saw the ENT and found out that Beth's tonsils and adenoids both need to come out in July. She's at definite risk of sleep apnea because the tonsils are nearly a four, the maximum size. It will be so nice to see her breathing normally again, but this surgery can be a long recovery if the child refuses to drink a lot up front. Miss Beth is a terrible patient--she just withdraws into herself from the trauma of the whole thing and refuses to drink. I will try slurpees and popsicles and a whole lot of prayer.
I was dismayed to learn that she has to go 20 days without any arthritis medicine to prevent a bleeding episode (ten days before and 10 days after surgery). I hate the thought of her well-controlled arthritis becoming a problem again. With God's grace though, this break from medicine could go well. It all depends on what God has for us, and on our choice to have an open hand to all he has for us, both pleasant and otherwise.
I had to practice that open-handedness while down with migraines.
|Paul's jubilant jump when he found out he won first place in derby car design.|
|A salamander found on a recent nature field trip.|
|Rose-breasted grosbeak, a rare find for us.|
|hikers and nature seekers|
|You don't see California-mountain majestic beauty here in Ohio, but there's plenty of everyday beauty.|
|All are happy after the AWANA awards assembly.|
|It's plenty hot here this week, but this one of Beth was taken on an April nature hike.|