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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Precious Moments

A sweet friend of ours did some family pictures for us. Check some of them out on her blog, http://www.tonyapeterson.com/blog/!

Monday, October 5, 2009


I have been very overwhelmed lately due to all the medical problems of our little family. So for those of you who do not know here's the scoop:

June 29th 2009 Benson was born
July 9th Benson was circumcised
July 10th Benson had a STAPH infection on his Circ.
July 17th Staph too strong needed stronger meds
July 24th THRUSH...due to the killing of all the Good bacteria
July 26th Mommy gets THRUSH from breastfeeding OUCH!
July 30th Benson goes in for 2nd hep B vaccine, nurse doesn't secure his leg and bends needle when he kicks... ouch
August 2nd Found out nurse gave WRONG vaccine (hep A instead of hep B) have to start Hep B series ALL OVER!
August 3rd Meds not working THRUSH taking over ( really considering to Stop nursing!)
August 10th Thrush gone...YEAH
August 12th THRUST BACK...Mommy and Benson keep sharing...seriously thinking about stopping nursing
August 17th Thrush gone...HOORAY
August 22nd NEVER MIND...It's BACK...will this fungal infection EVER LEAVE?
September 9th Mommy ends up in E.R. KIDNEY STONES...WORSE THAN LABOR
September 16th Caden falls out of the tree, brakes his arm!
September 22nd swelling finally down get the cast on
September 22nd Hey when did the Thrush leave??? Oh well...still haven't passed any kidney stones though...
October 1st Passed a 6 mm kidney stone two more to go
October 5th Benson is has a Inguinal Hernia (like his daddy had as a baby) will need surgery to correct it.

...I feel physically and emotionally exhausted. I feel like I LIVE in the DR. office! We have a plaque on the wall that states, "When life gets to hard to stand KNEEL!" I that is what I've been doing A TON actually. But I got to thinking today...if I prayed this way ALWAYS not just when things are tough then how would my relationship change with my Father in Heaven? Don't I try to encourage Caden to share his favorite things with me? Don't I enjoy the happy times of my children? Why is it when things are tough, when life is "too hard" that is when we start praying "hard"? So I am posting this and putting it out there for all of you to call me on if I forget again...I want the same relationship with my Heavenly Father that I yearn to have with my boys. I want to share the joys in my life as well as my sorrow and hardships. So although Caden's arm is still healing, Benson has a surgery in the near future, and I still have two stubborn kidney stones procrastinating the day of their apperance...I am joyful that the THRUSH hasn't made a return. I am happy that when Benson cries his brothers rush to his side to make silly faces and sing. I am blessed to be married to a wonderful, loving, priesthood holding, man. I am so thankful to be sealed to my family in this life and the next. Come what may...my Heavenly Father LOVES ME!