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Resurrected Walter, Migraines, and Single Momhood (August Learning)

I'm finally getting back to my monthly learning link ups, so thanks for understanding the gap!

1.) Being a single mom for a month makes you really appreciate your husband.

So not kidding here. Jace is amazing, and he and I understand each other well. But being the only person to wake him up, to get him juice, to make sure he washed his hands, and to make sure he still felt loved despite only have one parent at home; it was exhausting and overwhelming. I cannot lie, I am dreading having to do it again in October. And then one more time as we just found out there will be a third surgery.

2.) Migraines are hereditary.

Grandpa had them. Mom has them to the point that they crippled her for a couple days. Sister has them. And mid-month, after a headache that just refused to go away, I was forced to consider the possibility of migraines. 'Cause, ya know, we haven't had enough medical drama over the past couple months.

3.) If you can't escape for real, make a temporary escape.

I turned out back porch into a getaway one perfect late summer evening to have a movie date and just get away from everything for a couple hours.

4.) Reptiles are great self healers.

I've introduced everyone to Walter before. The bearded dragon. Well Walter had a little accident this month while playing with Jace. Walter decided it was a good idea to jump down and run across the living room. Luna decided it was a good idea to chase Walter. Tiny few ounces Walter got stepped on by 50 pound Luna. I seriously truly thought he was dead: it looked like his ribs and legs were crushed. I laid him in his tank and planned to bury him the next morning before Jace woke up.
Except when I walked downstairs in the morning he was alive. He is somehow totally healed and doing fine now, though not very happy to be taken out of his tank.

Thanks to Emily at Chatting at the Sky for hosting these little monthly linkups!

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In Crohn's disease life


When the going gets tough, the blog is the first to go.

That's how the saying goes, right?
Okay, well it was worth a shot.

Most of you all are aware of the whirlwind that Nathan's been through the past month. Crohn's is a mean disease, and he's fought it for 24 years, but this time it caught up to him and resulted in a major surgery. He started out at a hospital in Lexington, ended up in Cleveland, Ohio, and will finally be coming home to me today!

It all started with an emergency room visit June 21, so you can only imagine how anxious I am to have him home and to regain some semblance of normal.

But the silver lining in all of this chaos and hardship, has been the reminder that words cannot express the compassion of our community. Our family, friends, church family, extended relatives, people close and far away have been here. They have supported us in prayer, in finances, in hope, and in practical ways like babysitting or looking after the cats. I have been overwhelmed by the love and the way that everything has worked out.

When things have gotten bad, there has always been someone to step in and say, "How can I help?" When we were convinced the only option was to move back to Ohio, move in with parents, work made it possible for us to stay in our home. To keep our life.
When Jace's daycare closed down, making it seem worse, I found another. One that actually is less expensive, and despite my mom worries, he loves it. He tells me every night about his new friends, and playing on the big playground.
When I've been here alone, being a single mom and full time employee, I've had friends text, call, and invite me over to keep me company, knowing that doing it alone is hard.
And Jace, he has been amazing. He asks about daddy, he misses daddy, but being home with just me, he has done so good and I am so, so blessed to have a little boy that rolls with the punches.

I'm hoping now, as we get closer to normal, I can get back into my writing. As we prepare for a second surgery in October, I hope to be able to keep up with this, but hey, even if not, I will always come back eventually, because I cannot stay away from writing.

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