The Best Is Yet to Come

I haven’t really posted much lately, because there hasn’t been much I felt like sharing. When I started this page, I had great visions of sharing funny stories of things with grandma, and sweet memories with the kids. And, since as I’ve said, things aren’t going exactly as planned I just haven’t shared. I like to make people laugh, I want to share funny things. Life isn’t very funny right now.
Sitting in church last week, the theme of this stage of our journey really hit me. Our current sermon series is “The Best is Yet to Come.” The memory verse for this series is: Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV). Thanks God! To confirm this message was just for me, the slideshow had at least 5 pictures of our family doing different things. We have a pretty big church, one family making the 3 minute slideshow multiple times is a God thing. Two of my very favorite pictures of our family were in there- Jeff baptizing Lexi Kate and all four of us walking holding hands as we did our church service project last year. May not seem like much, but it was definitely what my soul needed.
In terms of grandma, things are par. She remains in great pain from her broken ribs and vertebrae. She is on meds, but they don’t really help the pain. They do make her hear voices and see things that aren’t real. I’m thinking I may need to take some!!! She had an echocardiogram last week. She LOVES it when doctors tell her they can’t believe she is alive and kicking! She tells them about Dr. Baker telling her she is a tough old bird. The echo revealed her heart is still working at about 45%. Considering in 2012 she was only at 50%, that’s great. With her heart condition and history, she really should have died years ago. So, when the doctors look at her test results and send her home, when any other patient would be sent straight to CCU she feels like a rock star. Her INR results were in therapeutic range again this week, which was awesome! We’re really hoping this means we have her regulated again and can drop back to monthly visits.
Lexi Kate and I leave early Sunday morning for NYC. Grandmother isn’t happy about that. I don’t think jeff is much looking forward to it either. Grandmother likes having me around, and she doesn’t enjoy her routine being messed up. I’m sure I will come home to some great stories! I do have a sitter coming to stay with grandma during the day and take her out to lunch, so hopefully that will help.

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