The last week has been full of life's ups and downs. Last Thursday Curtis
went into the hospital for back surgery due to a ruptured disk. It means
Daddy doesn't lift anything over five pounds for at least two weeks and is
very limited in what he can do for six weeks. Jordan and Nicholas have
stepped up to the plate in a BIG way to help in anyway they can.
Friday evening after Curtis came home from the hospital we received a call
that "Pap" my grandpa, and the kids great grandpa had passed away. He was
recently diagnosed with cancer and we were all very surprised how quickly he
passed. We are thankful that he didn't have to suffer and we know he is in
heaven and several family members now have a new guardian angle looking
down over them.
Add to this a couple of things I won't mention AND the fact it was finals week
for the boys and as Jordan was a senior there were many senior activities as
I couldn't be more blessed with the friends and family we have! Our friends
prayed for us and brought over delicious meals for our family!
More friends came and helped us with landscaping and outdoor activities that
we were right in the middle of and due to time limits needed to get done.
And the boys, well they completed their final exams, didn't miss a day of
school and they truly couldn't have made us more proud!! As for Gabriella,
let's say she did an amazing being herself and gave hugs and made us giggle
at just the perfect times! One thing I've always tried to teach our children is
that no matter how challenging a situation may seem, if you look hard enough
you can always find the sliver lining in any cloud:)