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Just a Prayer Request…

Hi everybody! It’s me again. I’m sure that absolutely none of you have been sitting around, twiddling your thumbs while anxiously waiting for my next blog post. But still, I had hoped that I would have gotten around to sharing … Continue reading

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Christmas Crazy & A Prayer Request

Merry Christmas and happy 2016, friends! I hope that your holiday season was just as blessed, but perhaps not quite as crazy, as mine has been. But regardless of the crazy factor, everybody knows that Christmastime is my very favorite time of the year.
I also have a prayer reques for you todayt. Yes, I know, I have made many such requests lately, but I am hoping they will slow down soon.

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Treat Every Day Like Christmas – My 2015 and a Prayer Request

Christmastime is here! It is so very magical – And even more so very miraculous. Each day we see how the world is so full of chaos, fear, pain, heartbreak… So full of imperfection that only continues to grow. But somehow on Christmas Day, the world seems to stand still in the most perfectly imperfect way. I think perhaps this may just be the feeling of having Jesus squarely in the center of our lives – A focus we should really hold onto everyday. We can be facing all kinds of trouble, but even when facing such challenges, it isn’t so difficult to see the beauty in life when we place our faith in God.

2015 reached a new level of crazy for my family and me! And because of that aforementioned craziness, I haven’t always been the best at updating my blog. So here is a brief (in Sarah Kate terms) recap of the happenings I have yet to share from my 2015.

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I’ve Got Some Splainin’ to Do – A Prayer Request

Hi friends! So I know I have a lot of splainin’ to do. And, believe it or not, I actually have quite a few fun things to share! If only my body would give me the time to rebound from my medical crises enough to do so. You may recall that last time you heard from me, I had an intestinal obstruction. Well, here I am now, obstructed once again. Ruh roh!

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“Many a precious prayer has been said in a second.” … Catherine McAuley

Each time I walk through the lobby here at Mercy Hospital, these words on one of their banners speak directly to my heart.  I truly love and appreciate them because my prayers are often momentary, lacking in any semblance of … Continue reading

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I’m a Dear of a Reindeer… Why Don’t I Fit In? – A Prayer Request

So where are we now? Well, to be specific, we are in Springfield, Illinois. And why are we in Springfield, you might ask? Why, we are on our next wild and crazy adventure, of course. Woohoo. Or, perhaps more accurately, boohoo.

But no, really it’s a blessing that I am here… But a rather roundabout blessing at that.

Let’s rewind a bit. Since February, my central line has gradually migrated out of place as the tissue around it deteriorated. So now I am looking at the same problem that has led to the demise of my last few lines: The cuff that keeps the catheter in and infection out has once again slipped outside of the exit site.

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Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Ti

Last time you heard from me, I was off to the hospital for an MRI. Since my last big HLH flare, I’ve been having very serious hypoglycemia. While I was inpatient this past December, we were surprised to discover that my cortisol was at a critically low level. I practically begged the doctors to allow me to return home to my beloved Christmas tree, but it was simply too dangerous for me to be anywhere but the hospital until this had stabilized with treatment. In the meantime I was well taken care of — I had my darling Doodle service dog Alice Eloise, and one of my favorite nurses, Erin. What I didn’t have was a hairbrush. But did it really matter? My puppy and my nurse certainly didn’t mind my wild hair! Especially in the hospital, a little bit of kindness goes a long, long way.

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