Thank You and Updates

I’ve been pretty quiet around here lately because I have been B-U-S-Y. Seriously, I have never been busier in my life. I wish I could say that’s an exaggeration, but it’s not.

This afternoon I’ve been blessed with a few quiet moments so I decided to take advantage of the time to hop on here and say thank you.

Thank you all for your prayers and care – it has meant the world to me as our family has faced new and interesting challenges. The main challenge of course was my grandmother’s brain cancer. Thank you for praying for her, for me, our family. I could feel your prayers lifting me up.

Grandma passed on March 13th – which we found interesting as she always said 13 was her lucky number. The boys and I were able to see her and say our goodbyes the day before. She was surrounded by her children with hymns softly playing as she went. Her cancer, glioblastoma, was a terribly aggressive cancer. After refusing treatment, Grandma was given an estimate of 3 months, I hoped she would live to see my little girl, but she had only 7 weeks from the day she was diagnosed. It was fast, so fast.

Even with such an aggressive cancer, I know your prayers helped. She was emotionally strong and in good spirits until the end – leaning wholly on God. She did not dwindle or linger. She was able to walk up until about a week before her passing, could talk until about 3 days before and had little-to-no pain until 2 days before she left us. She was blessed.

Thank you for being there for us.

Since her passing there have been other family emergencies and challenges – my husband’s grandmother has been diagnosed with cancer. She stayed with us for a few weeks while preparing for her treatment, she’s now staying with her daughter while undergoing treatment, depending on how she does she will either go home or spend time with more family.

After that my father had a heart attack scare. It turned out not to be a heart attack, thank God, but it was a difficult 4 days of stress, hospitals and tests for him.

And then of course there’s the good craziness of everyday life while pregnant and homeschooling four amazing kids.

Through it all I’ve been doing my best to finish the final planning of The 2:1 Conference – and it’s been going well. I cannot tell you how profoundly I am looking forward to this weekend. It will be amazing to gather with my online peeps in the Lord, kick back and just enjoy the time – while chatting all things homeschooling and bloggy of course!

And that’s about it. Thank you again – truly – from the bottom of my heart. And to those of you who’ll be at 2:1 – I’ll see you soon!!

4 thoughts on “Thank You and Updates

  1. Craziness bad… craziness good… the story of a working/blogging/homeschooling mama’s life, right? 

    I’m SO sorry about your Grandmother, but happy that you and your kids were able to share some of her last moments with her. I was with my grandmother when she passed this summer… one week before I attended a children’s writing conference I’d long dreamed of attending. It was a healing place to be — the waters of Chautauqua, surrounded by like-minded people. I hope next weekend {even with the craziness} offers some of that same kind of healing for you. I’m so looking forward to meeting you…

  2. It’s good that you were quiet because I was too, saves me some reading. Kidding of course. I can imagine you were so busy though, when reading about all the family emergencies… 
    Sorry to read your grandma passed away. It’s always sad when a dear one leaves us, even if it’s our time. It’s always too soon for the ones that stay behind. Good to read she didn’t have to suffer too much though. 
    Happy to read there was also some good craziness 🙂
    And the conference, have a good one!!! Already looking forward to read about your experiences! 

  3. Have a wonderful conference! How I wish I could be there! I’d been wondering how it was going for you. Lemme know if I can help in any way from where I am. <3

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