Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas fun and news

From last week- mailing their letters to Santa.

A lot has transpired this week (more at the bottom of this post.)

Monday, I worked on some Christmas shopping and grocery shopping.
We also were notified that C Girl's 3rd grade teacher would be leaving for the rest of the year due to medical issues. We were all pretty shocked. She is actually meeting her new teacher today. Kids are so resilient. She seems very excited to meet this new lady.

Tuesday, I spent at home wrapping presents, cleaning house, watching a Christmas movie and various other things.
 Look what happened here this week!
 I spent all day Wednesday making treats for Tim's co-workers and all of the kids' teachers. It was exhausting but I love being able to show them some love!
 I realized that I have not posted any pictures of our Christmas decor.
 I love getting Christmas cards in the mail almost every day!!!
 This is how I started displaying them last year. I love walking by this everyday!
 I ate lunch with these two cuties before their class parties yesterday. They were so happy to see me KFC for lunch.
Their class parties were fun. C Girl only has one more year of elementary, so I'm starting to feel sad about that. I don't want them to grow up this fast!
 Daddy got to come by both of their parties!
 B Boy's class had set up a fun photo booth!
 I received a couple of other pieces of news yesterday- one fantastic, and the other, not so fantastic. The fantastic news is that one of my dear friends from church is going to be our new Women's ministry director! Our current one is retiring. We are going to miss her, but I'm so excited for the future too!

The not so fantastic news- I received the results from the biopsies of my colonoscopy and it agrees with the diagnosis of Crohn's disease. My heart sank when I read those words. I really had not believed that I would have this diagnosis. I'm still sort of in shock about it.
I have an upper GI test soon to determine how much is affected and to what degree. All I can do is pray. I'm so thankful for my wonderful friends who have given me words of faith and encouragement. Sometimes that's all you can give, but believe me, it definitely gave me a boost that I needed. I'm thankful that Tim is supportive and loving and just wants to take care of me no matter what it takes.

So, not the best news to get before Christmas, but it sure does explain so many things that have happened over the past 7 years. I'm just trusting in God that everything is going to work out.


  1. I have Crohn's disease of the lower intestine, also called ulcerative colitis. I was diagnosed 16 years ago when my oldest was very young. While it is kind of a scary diagnosis, you can still live a very full life. You'll learn your new normal quickly--just take the meds that are prescribed to you, even when you are feeling better. You will also learn what you can and can't eat. Some foods will trigger flares, so be strong and say no even when you're tempted to cave and eat those things. It will be okay--aside from taking my meds and managing my diet, there are days when I hardly give my Crohn's a second thought. :)

  2. Hi Lenette, I am Laura Mathews from Denison, Texas. I read your blog every chance I get. I have Chrons disease and I have had it for 24 years. I have had my up and downs with it. I am working full time babysitting. I mentioned this because I wanted to let you know that God is in control through all of this. It isn't always easy, but with God's Love unfailing mercy and grace I am able to lead a fulfilling life. I enjoy every moment and everyday I have. I want to give you encouragement and whatever I can do or say to help I will be happy to do so. You are not alone in this season. I have great insurance, great doctors, and I am surrounded with a unbelievable group of supporting friends and family and church family which I am so grateful for. I hope I have helped. Sincerely Laura Mathews


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