Can you believe that we are a week and a half away from the first day of Fall? 12 days to be exact, but who’s counting, right?! 🙂 Who else is as excited as I am? I have to be honest here, I love everything about Fall. The cool weather, the leaves falling, the football games, Pumpkin Spice Latte’s, scarves, beanies, boots, and bulky sweater’s.
Okay, okay, I’ll stop!
Anyways, my whole point is that we’re already entering into that season, and i can’t wait!
During the summer, we had a number of changes that happened.
First, early on in the summer the 3 boys that we had been taking care for the past year, moved back with their mom. That was quite an adjustment for all of us. We dealt with all kinds of different emotions and had a plethora of questions, but we placed our trust and the boy’s lives, in the hands of God.
Another milestone that snuck up on us, was that my baby girl turned 13! I know, I know, I can hardly believe it myself. All she wanted for her birthday was to go to a Boomin by the Bay Concert in Houston to see KB and Blanca perform. Even though money was tight, we made a way to take her and 3 of her friends to the concert. We planned for it to be our family of 5 and 2 of her friends. But we had a change of plans and before you know it, 3 of her friends joined us, plus 2 of the 3 boys we were caring for. Yeah, I know we’re crazy! But let me show you how much fun we had!
Getting ready for the show!
Autograph and picture with Blanca!
Autograph and picture with KB!
Waiting in line to ride the Carousel!
Roller skating with dad!
Group picture at the Roller Rink!
I still can’t believe she’s 13… She’s changing and growing so much… Sigh.
Another cool summer memory was going swimming at a lake some where outside of San Antonio. We went with some family & friends and had WAY too much fun!
The bridge doesn’t look that high to jump off, right? Well, it looks and feels a whole lot higher when your actually standing on it ready to jump! Let’s just say, it took a certain someone a VERY long time to finally jump and when she did, she got a standing ovation and an award for being an over comer! Not really, but everyone was cheering and probably were happy that I finally jumped so they can get on with their lives! Lol
During all this, I have a cousin who had a baby boy in June with a very rare heart defect. We had already agreed that I would be secondary care giver to him once they got released, and that they would move in with us, but until then she & I both had to get trained on how to care for him outside of the hospital. At first, I was scared out of my mind, because this is way out of my comfort zone. But I have to always remember that God would help us through this season of our lives. The baby stayed in the hospital until a few days before he turned 2 months old. Then they moved in. Life has consisted of calculating how many ML’s he drank by mouth and then by ng tube, Dr’s appointment’s, many nurse calls, daily checks of his oxygen levels and weight, giving his meds on time & correctly etc.
With his heart condition being so rare, he’s been hanging out at the Children’s Hospital this past week until they see some more growth in his weight. Please keep my Little Peanut and his mama in your prayers.
This is definitely one of those season’s in life that we’d rather not be in, but we know there’s no other way around it but to go through it. And we hold on tight to our Father in Heaven, who we lean on for strength and comfort when we’re feeling like we can’t take any more change.
All this to say, the season’s of our lives change continuously. Just like I’m so ready for Summer to end and preparing for Fall to be here, we have to be ready and be prepared for when life changes from one season to another.