Little Blessings on the Prairie

Season One – "100 Mile Walk"

Have you ever been in a spot where everything seemed to be working out just like you always dreamed?  I guess you could call it counting your chickens before they hatch ... It's such a for sure thing in your mind and then it doesn't work out. This is where Charles is when the storm…

Season One – "Country Girls"

What can I say?  Country Girls is probably one of the most remembered Little House episodes of all time.  The brown egg scandal, Ma making the dresses and of course we get to meet the legendary Nellie Oleson - in all her wicked glory.  As I reflect on the lessons of this hour of television…

Season One – "A Harvest of Friends"

This episode is so good, what a great pilot to kick off the best television series ever! It is the perfect introduction to the Ingalls family just moving to town.  It gives the viewers the core of who the Ingalls are ... a family extremely devoted to each other and to God.  Laura says something…

Consider It All Joy … Last post?

I wasn't sure how this blog was going to end, in fact I've been trying to figure it out for quite a while.  I've learned so much and want to live differently ... but to be honest it's been hard not to fall back into the same rhythms of life.  Drop-off, work, homework, dinner and…

Day 17, November 10th – Making it Home … and How Are You? thoughts!

I'll never forget the day we left the hospital, getting into that wheelchair as Sergio wheeled me out the front doors back to the valet parking area.  It had only been 4 days since I walked in here, and yet it felt like so much longer than that ... so much had happened and I'd…

Day 17th – November 10th … The Revealing of the Scalp!

It's finally Tuesday ... Going home day! I confess I was really scared, I didn't know what it was going to be like at home, if I'd be able to adapt and the kids and all that noise... and then there were those stairs and Josh needing to go back to work. Here I was…

Day 16 – November 9th … Boot Camp & Anxiety Attack … Not a Great Combo

It's Monday ... and honestly the morning went so fast, before I knew it my mom and sister where there. Josh and Brenda gave them the plan for the day and what their responsibilities were ... Bren headed home and Josh headed to the movie ... This is when that actually happened! Our first step was…

Day 15 – November 8th … The Monday Plan & Where is my iPad?

Sunday evening was over, Josh returned from his night and we talked about the plan for the next day. We had seen Dr. Park and he thought I was ready to go home Monday. I just didn't agree, I wanted a practice day at the hospital to be on all oral meds and besides I…

Day 15 – November 8th … Nani & Kate, A Walk and A Skunk!

    It's Sunday morning in the hospital and I wake feeling like I slept for an eternity, they did give me a sleeping aid last night before bed ... Ambien. Anyway I woke up at like 3am totally energized and got out of bed and shook Bren ... who was sleeping on the couch…

Day 14 – November 7th … What a long day! Let’s clarify and SLOW down!

Ok folks ... I got ahead of myself and I guess forgot when the whole movie thing happened (brain tumor)! The movie happened on Monday ... Wow crazy how time can get away from you! How it is even possible that I could think that all that could have happened in one day. Well logic…