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Birthday Wishes from Mom & Dad
What a gorgeous day to celebrate the beauty of you, Sarah Kate. Happy Birthday sweet girl. You have blessed our lives so very richly with your joyful, quirky personality. What a privileged it has been to share the past 22 years of wonderful memories. I hope that you enjoy the walk down memory lane ... I know I sure did as I pulled these pictures together. Love you forever and always!!
Birthday Wishes from Krista
Happy birthday to my sweet sister, Sarah! I am so blessed to have such a wonderful sister! Every day, your beautiful personality and optimism inspire me, and I thank God for giving me you. I'm praying that 22 brings a year of answers and continued hope for a healthy future. I love you so much!
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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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
After a longer-than-expected inpatient stay, Sarah Kate was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon. I apologize for not providing an update sooner but exhaustion and craziness have gotten in the way.