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6/2/07 11 pm

i was laying in bed with mckaela tonight wondering how long i had to stay before she would fall asleep.  and then i realized what an incredibly comfortable, warm, soft opportunity i was enjoying snuggling my daughter to sleep.  very rarely do my children ask for a little extra attention at bedtime.  i usually spend about 2 minutes on dumping them off into bed and moving on to other tasks.  but this afternoon i had snuggled eli to sleep for a nap and found myself doing the same with mckaela.  and i began to relish the preciousness of this year where my kids are just 1 and 3 years old.  i realized it will never be this year again and i see it as a blessing to enjoy.  then i began to stretch my gratitude across to this place where michael is too.  his slow but sure progress has been a delight. but honestly, his very life, this survival against the odds, has allowed a certain perspective that prevents me from taking any piece of our lives for granted.  yes, this year with young children and difficulty with  mike’s scary recovery has had its share of aggravation.  but it has also been an irreplaceable time for our family to be together and to praise God for each day we are.  the usual distractions have been set aside (most of the time) for a basic understanding of the incredible irresistable grace our whole lives rest upon.  so i lay in bed a little longer than i had to just to savor where we are.  this is good.  and i want to not want to hurry it.

oh yeah, the CT at the hospital went smoothly.  it was a simple follow-up and we weren’t meant to get any results about it that day anyhow.  we were not able to get time with a pulmonologist.  i am still checking my possible resources to look into the trach removal potential.  my hunch is that mike’s speech therapist may soon order a video/swallow test and i am willing to go slow till then because the trach could be a helpful backup for that.    so all is good.  we are even trying to provide a little worship night for mike at our house wednesday nights at 7 pm.  no idea how that will go exactly–maybe a few, maybe no one, very impromptu.  but i figure wherever 2 or 3 are gathered God will be there and how can that go wrong?  anyway, thanks & praise, michelle

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