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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Breaking News...

Selah is a big sister! We will see her new baby sibling sometime in the beginning of September. Praise the Lord! We start the new year with thoughts of a new life. What a blessing!
Happy New Year!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Selah Moment

A Selah Moment from Our Daily Bread

He is the King of glory. Selah. —Psalm 24:10

King David proclaimed: “The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory” (Ps. 24:10). The word Selah was later added to the end of this psalm and many others. Some believe it refers to an instrumental interlude because the psalms were often set to music. Biblical scholars also suggest other possible meanings, including “silence,” “pause,” “interruption,” “accentuate,” “exalt,” or “end.”
Reflecting on these words can help us to take a “Selah moment” to pause and worship God during the day.
Be silent and listen to the voice of God (Ps. 46:10).
Pause from a hectic schedule to be refreshed in spirit (Ps. 42:1-2).
Interrupt the day to do a spiritual inventory and be cleansed (Ps. 51:1-10).
Accentuate the joy of God’s provision through thanks-giving (Ps. 65:9-13).
Exalt the name of God for answered prayer in spite of disappointment (Ps. 40:1-3).
End the day by reflecting on the Lord’s faithfulness (Ps. 119:148).
David’s reflection on God included a Selah moment. Following his example will help us worship our God throughout the day. —Dennis Fisher
From your heart give God your praise

For His blessings all your days;
Lift your voice to God above—
God of mercy, God of love. —Hess

No day is complete without worship.

Psalm 24
Of David. A psalm. 1 The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; 2 for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters. 3 Who may ascend the hill of the LORD ? Who may stand in his holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. 5 He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior. 6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. Selah
7 Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 10 Who is he, this King of glory? The LORD Almighty—he is the King of glory. Selah

Thank you, Grandpa Marvin, for sending this.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Praise the Lord! Uncle Barry is doing much better. He is even eating regular food again. We brought him some Chinese food and pumpkin pie yesterday for lunch. Today we will see him on our way up to Moogie and Gumpy's house and give him his gifts. We are thankful for your prayers.
Baby Jesus in Barry's nativity. The reason for Christmas!
We had Dum, Cass and Bub over for a party last night. We had a blast. Ate tons, watched veggie tales, visited. What could be more fun? Bob, Ab, Be, and Kat come over too after their party with Abbie's parents! It was fun.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

What Lay May Sey...

We had a blast at Wildlights on Friday. She loved the little horses. She squealed for joy and danced when she saw them. I think, She remembered petting them a few weeks ago. Sey had her first cocoa, and she saw and recognized the moon for the first time.

Tried to pose Sey and Kat together for pictures tonight... ;-)
Thinking real hard.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Thanks Gail! :-)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Uncle Barry

Mason saw Uncle Barry this evening. He is feeling better. Constipation resolved. His speech seems more hesitant and slurred right now. He is still in the hospital. Thank you for your prayers.

What Lay May Sey...

If I'm high up in the air (lift arms high)
If I'm deep down in the sea (put arms low)
Anywhere or anyplace (spin in circles)
God goes with me (hold arms out at sides)

In the morning sunshine bright (hands high and round)
In the dark when I can't see (hands over eyes)
Anytime or anyplace (walk in a circle)
God goes with me (hands at side)
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." Jn 8:12
Blowing Kisses... for you Grandma Pat, Grandpa Marvin and Grandma Carol!


Last night Uncle Barry was lucid! Yay! However, he was in a lot of pain due to constipation. The Doc came in around 5pm last night while Mason was there, and the Doc ordered some more pain medication for the poor guy. He was given an enema. Hopefully, he has been able to go by now. Another shocker was that the Doc said Barry has a broken hip! Months ago he did have a fall at Rose Haven during a shower, and he did complain of back pain for a while after that, but yikes! That is terrible that it was overlooked. He must have a high threshfold for pain. They are not going to do anything for it. There is nothing for them to do. Mason will be going to see him in a little bit today.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Please Pray

As I write this my heart is heavy. Uncle Barry is very ill. A nurse called us at 3:30am asking us if we wanted him to be sent to the hospital. We said yes. He had three seizures during the night. He is in the hospital. He is on comfort measures only. He is on oxygen and IV medication. I believe, he has a patch that is for pain relief. Mason went in at 4 this am to be with him and stayed until 6am. He then went to men's prayer at church and then went back to see Uncle Barry. Barry seems very tired (No wonder!). Mason was not sure if he recognized him. Barry did try to talk to Mason. Please pray for Uncle Barry. I talked to his Doctor this morning. He was very kind but honest. He is not sure if Barry will pull through this. The doctor believes that he has pneumonia, and Uncle Barry continuously battles a uti. Thank you for reading and praying.

Also, could you pray for Pat and Rhiannon. A tree fell on their house during the ice storms in Oklahoma, and they do not have any power. I am thankful they are ok. Please pray they will get power soon. Right now they are staying with a friend. Thanks.

But I cry to you for help, O Lord; in the morning my prayer comes before you. Ps 88:13

Monday, December 17, 2007


Pa and Gran sold their house. Please pray that Pa and Gran and Dum will find houses. They have to be out by Jan 15! Please pray that everything will be packed up and moved without too much stress or difficulty. It is going to be a huge job. We helped throw out tons of stuff tonight. Kind of a crazy time to move, but you gotta do what you gotta do!


I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. PS 4:8

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Party at Abby's with Sey's Great-Aunts and Uncles on Friday . We were so happy that they were able to come visit all the way from Oklahoma and Texas!
Uncle Jess and Aunt Donna
Uncle Lynn and Aunt Sissy

Thursday, December 13, 2007

December Exploration

Pushing swing.

Running down hill.
Driving Daddy's mower. Down the slide her way!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007

What Lay May Sey...

Sey climbs up on her rocking horse now!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sey had a doctor appt. today. It went well. He thinks she is just fine. She did catch a cold from me yesterday so that stinks. She has a runny nose. Poor girl. Good timing. I hope we do not infect the whole clan tomorrow. :(
I hope you have a great Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

What Lay May Sey...

Sleepy girl clutching her favorite blanket in her big girl car seat
--She is doing good. Temp tonight 99.4

Sunday, November 18, 2007

What Lay May Sey...

Thank you for all of your prayers! Sey has been seizure free. Praise the Lord! Hopefully, it will stay that way. Each night she has had a fever, but last night it was 99.7. Looks like it is on its way out. Hopefully, tonight will be fever free! She has been pretty cranky lately. She must still not feel her old self yet. Today I am letting her sleep instead of going to church. She woke at 8:45, but was really cranky so I fed her and put her back in bed. Right now she is in there talking, but at least she is not crying.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

What Lay May Sey...
I thought this was informative. I believe Sey had complex febrile seizures. There is family history of this with Mason and Rhiannon.

I am so tired, but I must write....
Tuesday morning I decided to stop breast feeding altogether. I had been breast feeding Sey once a day for a month so I figured it was about time we dropped our last morning feeding since she was in such a great mood. I fed her her typical oatmeal and applesauce and sip of milk(that is all she will drink of milk). Mason, Sey and I then went into town for fun. We checked our numbers at Bi-mart :-) , walked around the mall and found a blow up nativity set that we bought, and found Rocketman the movie at a second hand store. We ate lunch at Jack in the Box. I fed Sey burger and fries and ice water. We got home around 3pm. Sey was really tired since we were out for quite a while. She went right down for a nap. Mason and I then had a blast watching Rocketman. While I was making chicken spaghetti around 5pm, Sey started what we call "grumping." Mason decided to go ahead and get her immediately instead of waiting a little while to go get her like usual. We believe that that was a God moment. Well, he found her lying on her back, grunting, twitching, unresponsive. He yelled for me, grabbed her, and ran with her into the kitchen where I was. I took her. She was limp, eyes looking to the left, respiration erratic, body twitching. I checked her mouth to make sure nothing was in there. Probably not the wisest thing to do since she clamped tiny teeth hard on to my finger, but it was just the first thing I could think of to do. I grabbed my purse, and we ran out to the car. We decided to call the ambulance since her respiration was so irregular and since we really did not know what was wrong with her, and we were both a wreck. I could not bear the thought of putting her in her car seat when I was not sure if she may stop breathing. My emotions totally shut down and Mason's became very excitable. I sat in the car with Sey for what seemed like an eternity, but was about 10 minutes. Sey's groaning became louder, but she put my hood string in her mouth. That comforted me a little. She loves to do that. Well, by the time the ambulance came Sey was still groaning and was so extremely tired, but she was focusing on people for short periods of time. We decided to go ahead and take her in our own car to the hospital since she seemed to be breathing more regularly. On the way to the hospital she was fumbling with her pass(pacifier). She was uncoordinated. Her temp was a little over 100 when we first got to the hospital. Where did that come from? She seemed so extremely healthy and happy. By the time we were in an ER room, Sey was tired but tried so hard to make everybody happy by doing her usual endearing things like giggle, wave, blow kisses, snuggle. She is one amazing little girl. They took blood, and we were waiting for a urine sample in those lovely little urine baggies. The Doctor said that she probably had a seizure and that if the tests came back OK we would be able to go home. I was holding Sey watching America's Funniest Videos on one of those cool little movable TVs. Mason said, "Is she doing it again?" I looked down at her. Her head was facing to the left; her eyes were fixed to the left. She would not respond. One side of her body was twitching. I said, "I don't think so." How stupid am I? Very, I think. It was a huge denial on my part. Mason said, "Should I call the nurse." and I said "OK. fine." A couple nurses came in and they said "Wow, She is seizing." I held her on my lap as she convulsed and drooled. That just wrenched our hearts to see such a little one so overcome by something we could do nothing about but cry out to God to help her. They gave her a shot of ativan and ordered a stat Cat scan. Her pulse ox which should be in the 90s was in the low 60s to high 50s so we blew oxygen in her face. Ten minutes later she still was not responding so they gave her another dose of ativan. A minute later she slowly started to groan like she was groaning in bed at home earlier. Who knows how long at home she had been having a seizure before Mason found her. She very slowly became more responsive, but she was exhausted. Mason and I carried her to the Cat scan and then back to the ER. Next, they had to start an IV to give her IV anti-seizure medication. Nine agonizing pokes later they got a viable vein! By that time we saw that she had the urine sample so that was sent out. Mason called his parents and sister and my parents and siblings and the church prayer line to let them know what was going on. Brian from church came to anoint her with oil and pray for her. Half an hour later they had to do a lumbar puncture to test for spinal meningitis. She was so tired that she fell asleep halfway through the lumbar puncture! Our little girl was poked 14 times! She had a temp of 101.5 and they gave her a Tylenol suppository. After a time we heard that each test came back normal. Praise God! They wanted her to stay overnight for observation and to have an EEG in the morning. We called family to let them know what was going on. After the lumbar Sey slept until 2 am which was when they finally found us a room, started a continuous fluid IV drip, and let her eat. She was ravenously hungry. I have never seen a kid so hungry or thirsty. One yogurt, 2 applesauce, a pack of graham crackers, and 200 cc of apple juice/water later, she threw up. Her little tummy could not handle it. Poor little girl was so tired but too wound up. She just laid on me and complain grunted for 2 hours. That time I will never forget. She was so needy. I thank God that He has given her to us. We are so blessed. I would have gladly held her until my arms fell off if it would help her. She finally went to sleep around 5am. She had a few visitors throughout Wednesday. Moogie, Gumpy, Ry, Shae, Taiah, Asa, Bob, Abbie, Ben, Katie, Ivy:-) She loved to be held by Gumpy. She got her huge white bear we call Fuzzy Wuzzy, some pink striped PJs, and a cool helium balloon. Whenever someone she knew came in she would get so excited, flap her little wings, clap, and make happy noises. It was so sad though because she would quickly tire and just lay there. She was just not herself. She refused to walk. Had a fever off and on all day. Around 11:40am her EEG was started. The tech marked 28 spots on Sey's head and taped 28 electrodes on her head. That was really stressful and upsetting to Sey. It was really bad when the tech had to pull off all the tape and all her hair! Now she is really bald! The doctor wanted us to stay another night for observation and then in the morning if the EEG was normal we would get to go home. Wednesday night was a better night. She started out with a temp of 101.something and then throughout the rest of the night after one dose of Tylenol her temp stayed down. Sey was happy to sleep in the big metal crib because Mason went home earlier that day and brought in Sey's favorite blankets out of her own crib. It is so cute to see her with her blue pooh blanket and her pink checker blanket. She pulls the blue one up over her face and rubs her nose and cheek with it then she turns over onto her tummy and her little butt sticks up in the air as she sleeps wrapped around both blankets. Mason and I were able to get a couple hours of sleep. Can you imagine me and Mason sleeping on a twin mattress together? We did it. His head at one end, and my head at the other end. We were so tired; it was actually wonderful. Thursday morning the IV drip was stopped. Sey's temp was down all day. She even started to walk again. That was encouraging. The two Dave's from church came to pray with us, and Pastor Phil came in and gave Sey a white stuffed puppy dog who we named Blueberry because Sey gave the dog a blue kiss after eating blueberries for lunch. Dad also came by to check on her. The EEG was normal. The Doctor wanted us to stay until Thursday evening. Mason was lying on the twin bed, and Sey slept quite a while lying on her Daddy's chest this afternoon. It was so sweet. We ended up leaving after 5pm. Poor Sey ended up distrustful of everyone she did not know. She was afraid that they would hurt her. We got home and ate PaPa Murphy's pizza. Sey did not eat much. She was so tired. Her fever returned. 102.2 rectally tonight at 6:45pm. I gave her Tylenol and put her to bed. At exactly 11pm she woke up. Her temp was 100.3. I gave her Tylenol again just to be on the safe side. I do not know how much of this makes since. I will have to edit this another time. I need to go to bed. I just want to say that God was with us every step of this crazy time. He is so good! He helped us. He showed us His love through our family and friends. Our family and friends rock! They have been a great support and great prayer warriors. Thank you so much! Please continue to keep Sey in prayer. Please pray that she will not have any more seizures. We still do not know why she is having fevers--some weird virus without any other symptoms.
Psalm 73:26 "My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever."
Psalm 46:1-2 "God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea."
Boy, did I fear, but I thank God that this verse is there as a reminder. What a mess we would be without Him!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

What Lay May Sey...

Ocean sighting

Selah now has 6 teeth! Three on the bottom and three on top. :-)

We went to the coast yesterday. We had an informative time at the Bandon fish hatchery. Have you ever seen what they do once a week? Eeeegh! We then ate a picnic lunch at Bandon State Park and walked to the beach where Mason and Selah climbed rocks. We then went to the Bandon shops and Coos Bay.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Saturday, October 27, 2007