Today my baby sister Natalie came over to help out. She washed dishes, changed diapers, hung & folded laundry, helped carry large items that we have for sale out of the game room in the basement. She is a sweet & loving sister. I count the world a better place since she was born. :)
A shout out to my sister Renee` who got her kids ready for school on Monday after working late and then drove over to the place where our first appointment was on Monday. She took Sadie to the store to look at toys to distract her while we met with the breast specialist for nearly 2 hours. Then rode with us when we went to St. Vincent hospital for the whirlwind of appointments they were able to schedule for us. She sat patiently in the van while Sadie slept for what I'm sure felt like a bazillion hours. While Sadie slept she wet her diaper & it leaked & since it seldom does that, I never thought to bring extra clothes so Auntie took her to the store, bought her new clothes & then changed her diaper & freshened her up. Then she had us stay the night on Thursday so we'd be able to get up & head to the hospital for the surgery & tests on Friday morning at 6am. And then she came over to the hospital to sit with Adam & Sadie until I finished.
I'm not done...my parents have been amazing, especially my mom who has shown me such strength & faith as she has walked through medical things herself & with some of us growing up. She has come to our aid in the past when Morgan was born with breathing problems & spent 25 days in the NICU in Green Bay. My mom has Multiple Sclerosis which tires her out & makes it harder for her to get around and yet she dropped everything to come stay the night & watch our kids. Get them off to school & then spent the day cleaning our house & made sure to be home for them to reassure them that mom & dad would be home soon to see them. She has a faith that to me has always seemed to be unwavering. Growing up, I saw her pray, I saw her trust God to get us through the tough times & now I lean on her, my brave & wonderful mom to help me with the months ahead. God knew what he was doing when he placed me in the family that he did. Thank you mom I LOVE you!!! And my mom wouldn't be the person she is without my dad's love & support so thank you pappy! I Love you too!