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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have....

Outfit 128 - 2013-14 School Year

Okay, before I delve into what I really want to type, let me get the good and positive thing out there. We have a winner from our Little Lizard King Blog Tour $35 giveaway. Beth Usselman! Thank you for entering and you will be hearing from Little Lizard King soon.

Onto today's blog.

If you stopped by yesterday, you know what is going on. Last night was one of the hardest nights of my life. I thought about never hearing her voice again, never getting another Facebook message saying 'Night, night <3 ya!', never being irritated at her for giving the kids junk food, never having dinner with her again...all of the nevers. It was almost more than my heart could bear. And I prayed. I prayed more truly and deeply than I have in a long time. It at times was a prayer with no words, just the groans and aches of my heart. Prayers in the shape of tears hit every surface. Petitions being raised up for not now, please longer.

At the hospital today, I heard the words my heart had been longing for - improvement. The nurse told us that they really thought yesterday she would be gone. Today, she has had all of her meds reduced, the vent has been reduced, her temperature has dropped on her own, they have taken her off of the sedative and she is more responsive and tonight before we left, it looked as if she might be picking up her urine output. She had response to touch and for a brief moment, I got to see her eyes. She fluttered them open. I honestly didn't know if I would ever see them again. And it was beautiful.

I know you always hear never take anyone for granted. And when everything is going fine, that phrase doesn't apply to you, right? You get irritated, angry, annoyed. People get on your nerves. Maybe you take for granted everything you have with them. And then, sometimes, its taken from you and you realize - people aren't a perfect box. You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have - the Facts of Life. I would be the happiest girl in the world if my mom was handing my daughter a gummy worm even though she knows she has braces now. The doctor told us that while we do have improvement, we are not out of the woods and I know that she is still in critical condition and all of this may change overnight. But, tonight, I'm claiming this healing. Tonight, I am thanking God for intervening on the behalf of all of the prayers being lifted for my mom. And I promise, if I am given the chance to have her home again, I will NEVER take her for granted ever again. And she will know every chance I have to let her how much I love her. I am so blessed that I have had thirty six years to call her my mother and it is with every fiber of my being that I pray to have more.

I know this isn't a supposed to be an about me blog, but this is where I am in my life right now. And it is what is impacting my sewing. That being said, today we went back to our Boo Designs Skater Skirt pattern from yesterday. A.) The pattern was cut. B.) It is so blinking fast to put together C.) I had amazing fun fabric to play with to make it. She loved this skirt today. Here is our version 2 of the Boo Designs Skater Skirt

This skirt is so much more amazing in person. The actual fabric looks to be black and silver, but the silver is holographic and reflects rainbow colors. It twirls, it swirls, its lots of fun!

Here is the information on the pattern.
Purchase it here:

Thank you all for your prayers and support. Tomorrow will be our last official outfit for the school year. Even though our trip is off - I feel like its a good place for me to pause and fully focus on my mom and dad and family through this storm we are in. I hope you will consider coming by tomorrow to cap off the 2013-14 school year with me.

1 comment:

  1. That's wonderful news! Prayers for her continued improvement.