Well, I haven't been very good about updating here recently. Sorry about that. Here's a quick look at what has been going on over the last week.
- We had a wonderful New Year's Eve. We celebrated with friends and had a fun party with "surprise activity bags to open throughout the evening. I plan to share what we did and pictures.
- Friends came to visit us for several days and it was so much fun! They live far from us and we don't get to see them often. They have children the same ages and genders as our oldest 4 and the kids had a blast playing together! Lots of boys running around the house!
- I received some fun gifts in the mail! A digital photo book from Michelle. This is going to be a fun project - thank you so much! Also some stamps from my sweet friend Hollie. Thank you!
- I'm still trying to finish Christmas shopping. Yes, this has definitely been my year of being behind in EVERYTHING! LOL I'm hoping that *maybe* this week I'll get things done. We'll see. We are making donations for several of our gifts and I'll share those sites with you a little later - after I've sent them.
- We started back our homeschooling today. It was a good day despite sleeping in late (due to being up late the night before). We accomplished almost everything that was on the list which is a great day in my book!
Tomorrow - Tuesday
Three of our children have eye appointments - Eliana, Isaiah and Joshua. Eliana has been seen once before in the summer. At the time she was slightly far-sighted and within the bounds of normal for a young baby. At that time the doctor wanted to wait six months before seeing her again.
For a little history, ALL of our children have had some vision problems. The boys worse than Rebecca (who does not currently wear glasses). Neither Roger or I wear glasses.
I'm so hoping and praying that Eliana's vision will be fine. I won't be shocked (like I was with the first couple of children) if she needs glasses, but I so don't want to deal with one more thing.
I am thankful that my children are able to see with the help of glasses, but I really don't want to do this again. I just want her little face to be free of glasses.
I would love prayers for our appointment. Since we have 3 appts - it could be a very long morning for us. (They don't tend to be very prompt or quick, though they are very good.) I'm not sure if anyone needs to have their eyes dialated - I'm really hoping not this time. Please pray for my mama's heart. I've cried each time one of my children's vision has been diagnosed as poor. My tears come so much more easily now too.
It sounds so selfish to say this - but I'm just wanting some time of "nothing new" in terms of medical issues with our sweet girl. I know we can handle it - and am almost expecting it - but I'm really hoping we don't have to.
Thank you friends for walking with us on this journey.