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Be Rooted

My mom has had her pain and nausea under control for the last two days.

On Friday, she was moved into a private room on the women’s and children’s floor in the new hospital tower. It like a hotel compared to the hell hole she was in before. (Sorry I have racked my brain and I can’t think of another descriptor for her four person room in an incredibly busy ward.)

I am starting to move out of flight and fright status or “game face” as my sister and I call it. I feel my body relaxing. I am feeling my body again. Man I am hungry.

The exceptional nurses on this floor have everything under control. Our amazing angel Dr. Daniels has been checking on mom. Yesterday she visited three times.

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Dr. Daniels talking with mom and dad this morning.

Moms blood clot in her lung is dissolving, her bowels are moving and she even walked down the hall today.

My boys feel loved surrounded by all their cousins, aunts and uncles even though their mama is at the hospital many hours and is a tad bit distracted and teary.

God is good.

But none of this makes sense.

We continue to live in shades of grey, but I continue to reach down into the roots God has established for me in His word and with my family and friends.

” And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

Bring on the chemo.

May we all know the fullness of God and just how wide, long, deep and high Christ’s love is.

Be Taking Notes

As I have just started my new careers as a nurse and pharmacist, I am seeing the importance of taking notes.

I feel like I am learning a new language, and a new way of understanding. Science was never my strong point, but I am working very hard to understand what the doctors and nurses are telling me. I would do anything for my mom. Luckily, I can rely on my sister’s notes.

My sister, the lawyer, models this note taking well.

You go girl!

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Be In Emergency

I am flat on my face humbled.

For a few days now I have been worried about: my mom not eating enough, the potential of her mixing up her plethora of medications and the impending diagnosis of the origin of her cancer.

Today, my mom spent the morning at the hospital because was dehydrated! It was so bad that her kidney function was being compromised.

Didn’t see that one coming!

A simple reminder that I am not in control and that I need to “let go and let God”.

Thank you to my prayer warriors who propped us up this morning. I couldn’t have gone through this without you.

One. Moment. At. A. Time.

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Be A Royal Trendsetter

My dad is a royal trendsetter.

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Prince George

We were very surprised to see baby Prince George wearing our absolute favourite blanket as he was put into his car seat after leaving the hospital.

My dad has bought each of our three boys these incredible blankets from aden + anais.

We love them because they are lightweight, good for swaddling, wiping up spit-up, using as an actual blanket and a simple cover up for breast feeding. They are the most versatile blanket for all four of the seasons that we experience here.

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Our Youngest Little Prince, OC

I feel a strong connection to this wee Prince not only because of the blanket, but because I was born and raised in Prince George.

Welcome to the world Prince George. May The Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you. May your parents enjoy every moment getting to know you with freedom and grace to be themselves.