Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ramblings of a Mom

as you read this,
Becky is undergoing her
lumbar puncture
(11:00 a.m.).
Thanks to all of you 
that have inquired about her well-being
and for sending prayers and good thoughts.

I'm hopeful we will
have answers soon.

Thanks to all of you
for the great ideas and
(much needed) 
encouragement regarding
my pursuit for employment.
I appreciate them all
and have considered them all
very seriously.
It's all had to take a backseat for now
as my kids always have been
and always will be
my priority.

Many things I do know...
daycare isn't for me
nor is home health care.
Both seem so natural for me
but I can't do either one

Having a special needs daughter
also means that I need 
to find a PCA for her,
not an easy task in this neck of the woods.

I still have more questions
than answers
but I bet I'm not alone.

I think I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes today:

"No man stands taller
than when he stoops
to help a child."
-Abraham Lincoln

Good day wishes to you all.


Anonymous said...

Keeping you all in our prayers. Keep us posted as you have the time.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hope you find your answers soon. Thinking of you all.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

I really hope everything goes well today and you get some answers. Hope to hear good news soon. ANA

Lynne said...

Thinking of you, of Becky, and hope you get some answers soon.

Bonnie said...

Hoping you receive the information you need to go forward. Holding both you and Becky in my heart.

I have another career suggestion...landscaping. Years ago I had a dear friend who turned her love of gardening into an extremely profitable business. Still thinking.

nanny said...

Hope all goes well......

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

I hope you find your answers, soon. And I hope all goes well with Becky's procedure.

Susan said...

Awww Jill, you and Becky, what a lovely pair you are! Everything gonna be ok, I just know it. Meanwhile please know you are in my heart!

Kandi said...

Hi Jill, I will be praying for you and for Becky today...I haven't been online much in the past few months so I feel like I am out of the loop but I will be thinking of you!

Madi and Mom said...

President Lincoln was a very wise man...Mom and I will keep you Becky in our thoughts and prayers.
Sending a ton of hugs too
Madi and Mom

Beth said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

I love the quote.

Julie Marie said...

Good luck today Jill... I am thinking of you and Becky... xoxo Julie Marie

Dianna said...

Continuing to send "happy thoughts" to you & Becky!

EG CameraGirl said...

Sorry I am out of the loop, Jill. I've had an ill family member too. Hope all is going well for Becky! She is definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

TexWisGirl said...

as i'm reading this at 11:11 a.m., i am sending her good thoughts...

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Sending positive thoughts and prayers sweetie, we are all there with you.
Take things one at a time
LOVE,LOVE your quote
Hugs my friend

andy said...

I hope everything goes good! !!!! Positive thought toward you!

Donna said...

Giant HUGGGGGS to you both sweetheart!!!
Sending prayer!

Debbie said...

big hugs!!

awesome quote!!

JT said...

Jill, glad to hear your Becky is doing okay. Tough day for you I am sure. Hang in there!

Chatty Crone said...

What does PCA mean? And I think that you give so much just living - I would think care taking would be a big job for you. I hope you find something wonderful.


Anonymous said...

God bless you AND your daughter, Jill...

I've been listening to EWTN radio a lot lately & have been hearing horror stories about how the medical field & government are increasingly trying to get mothers of special needs kids to abort them... I just don't understand how this country claims to be a civilized society, but at the same time, think that it's ok to KILL KIDS, then send 'murders' to prison & the electric chair! Why? Because there's no difference!