Sunday, January 22, 2012

A picture is worth a thousand words....(Photo blog)

 I know I'm terrible about blogging but life just has been so busy.  William spent a week in the hospital in St Louis.  I spent a week in misery missing him and trying to adjust to life with him away.  The house is so quiet but my mind won't stop.  I had a repeat nerve block done on my back on the 12th and felt so good on the 13th that I picked Jordyn up from school and headed to St Louis.  Here are some photos from our fabulous weekend.

 She was ready to leave without me!!

 Jordyn and her snowman! She was so excited to actually get to play in the snow since we have had such a warm winter in Memphis. 
 After warming up and getting dry we headed to the science center with Grandpa Bill.  We even got to see an IMAX movie.  We are amazed at how much free stuff there is to do in St Louis.  Such a cool town!
 After the Science center we sat back and watched some football, even though the games were lame.  Daddy and Jordyn colored! I'm not sure who enjoyed this more.
 Then we got some exercise in the Haven House Gym.  It was a good time and great for Daddy's lungs and for my heart!
 Jordyn and William's pictures even made the wall at Haven House and we think it also made it into their yearly video which should be posted to their webiste soon.
 As I packed up the car to leave Monday morning, William and I realized it was going to be a beautiful 70 degree day so he call rehab and asked if he could walk the Zoo with us instead of walk on a treadmill, they of course said YES!! They didn't know he would be wrestling Elephants though! FYI the zoo is also FREE!
 Some how I don't think he's brave enough to pull this one's tail though..
 Jordyn and Grandpa Bill walking the Zoo....I love this picture!
 Just before leaving the zoo we snapped one more picture of us.  We had a quick lunch and then said our very tearful goodbyes....It's so hard and Jordyn was very tearful which was hard on all the adults trying to hold it together.  Jordyn said to William to reassure him "It's ok Dad, you will be in my heart!"
This is my favorite picture from our trip.  Their love is amazing to watch. 

Jordyn and I are home now and trying to adjust to life without our rock but we know he is remaining strong and that Grandpa is taking good care of him. I'm so thankful to my parents for helping raise Jordyn while Willaim is away.  I'm trying to keep my emotions together but I miss my husband so much.  I miss the sound of his treatments.  I miss tripping over the oxygen tubing everywhere.  I even miss his cough.  I know that this our going to be our new lease on life but I am already impatient and he's only been listed 19 days.  Please continue to pray for us and keep sending your postive thoughts.  Willaim just finished his two weeks of antibiotics and should get his PICC line out on Monday as long as he is feeling better and all of his labs look ok.  He will continue to go to rehab three days a week and more if they think he's having problems.  He is in really good spirits and is really enjoying the company of his dad. I am going to make a effort to sit down once a week and update everyone even if it's just to say there are no changes and we are still waiting.

Lesson for the day: The best things in life (and St Louis) are FREE! ;-)


  1. Awesome pics! So glad William felt good enough to spend some quality time with you both! I feel so bad that you have to be so far away from him and that you two are forced to deal with this journey apart. Our lives were such that we were able to pick up and start over in Dallas while Darren waits for his transplant. I feel guilty that you don't have that option.

    I hope your back gets better soon. You certainly don't need that agony on top of what you are dealing with. You are a strong and special wife and mother. Hang in there, sweetie! We are here for you both! HUGS!!!

  2. Thanks Dana! No matter the location this is tough. It's hardest when I see either one of them cry or suffer. I don't know that i have fully let it sink in. I don't know that if it did that I could push through. Thanks so much for your kind words. I pray for both of our journeys and hope that Darren feels better soon and that the right lungs arrive soon. We have been praying for you all.