Thursday, August 3, 2017

Coffee Talk

If we were sitting down with a cup of coffee these are the things that I would share with you...

// My MIL is very sick. (Cancer aside) Monday morning Patrick's aunt and I took her to Chapel Hill for what we thought would be fluids for a very dehydrated nana. Well, turns my sweet MIL has a very bad infection that has traveled through her body into her blood. She was admitted to the hospital and has been there ever since. I am relieved to say that as of yesterday I noticed that she was much more alert and able to carry on a conversation and keep her eyes open. We are praying that this infection clears up and she is able to being regaining her strength so that we can resume treatments and kick cancers ass!

// I have been traveling back and fourth to Chapel Hill every day and I am worn out. I want nothing more than to be able to help and I am so so glad that I can, but driving over an hour each way really wears you out!

// I feel like I am neglecting my boys right now and will be staying home tomorrow and giving them my full attention. They know their nana is sick and I know understand but its so hard wanting to be in two places at once.

// Having said that, I am so thankful for a wonderful support system. I have two amazing sitters who have totally stepped up this week and played "mom". We couldn't get through our days without Anna and are so sad that she starts school in a few weeks. She is learning what its like to be a mom, she even has the boys carseats in her car right now. ha!

// I finally got my car fixed from the unfortunate target incident, and I'm happy to say that I believe I'm going to make some money off it. It turned out to be less than what the insurance company quoted!

// I have cooked one time in the past week. I had plans to cook this week and then, well, you know how that goes especially with all we have going on.

// I loved what Owen posted yesterday and it really spoke to me. After years of self doubt and ugly self image I have finally learned to love who I am. I joke that it has to do with my "old age" but I am learning to love the body I have and appreciate all that it's been through. Of course I would love to lose weight and fit into a certain size (wouldn't we all?) but I am learning not to critique every photo of me and every time I look in the mirror. It feels good to finally realize that my shape and size does not determine who I am as a mother, wife, and friend.

// I really want to recap our trip to Michigan but I just can't seen to get motivated to sit down and do it this week. I'm hoping to have it ready for next week! I want to remember every detail so I better get it done soon.

These are the things that are laying on my heart right now and that I would love to sit and chat with you about! Now, what would you tell me about?

*Linking up with Annie and Danielle


  1. I know we have already talked about this, but I am so happy to hear your mil seems to be doing better! Things like that are so scary - so glad you guys were there to help! I love your comment about how you look does not reflect what type of mom, friend, etc you are. That is so true and I have never thought about things like that but it just really resonates!

  2. I'm so sorry your MiL got sick, but I'm glad to hear she's doing better and is more alert. That's wonderful. How are her treatments going? You are a rockstar for all of the things you are doing right now to help. The boys understand and I'm sure are enjoying whatever time you have at the moment. Hang in there girl.

  3. You are so strong and beautiful, friend! I'm still praying for Donna. She is so blessed to have you as a daughter-in-law!

  4. Praying for you in this season of life friend. I can imagine it must be very hard to feel so torn and busy, on top of the other emotions that come too. Big hugs girl.

  5. Oh your poor mother in law. I am sure it is exhausting, but it really is a blessing for you to be able to help out like you have this week-she is lucky to have a daughter in law like you! And AMEN for good babysitters-when you find them, you hold onto them tight!

  6. I hope your MIL continues to improve so she can continue treatments! I know driving everyday that distance has to be exhausting, but on the bright side, you're in a position where you can if you need to so that's wonderful! Owen's post spoke to me too even though i'm not pptm. It's hard to take a compliment when you don't feel like you deserve it!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  7. I'm continuing to pray for your MIL. I hope they can get everything under control for her becuase she has more important things to focus on - like kicking this cancer's butt! Goodness, I hate that you're going through all of this.

  8. I will be praying for your mother-in-law and your entire family. I hope that she is on the mend soon so that her body can give the cancer the a$$ kicking it needs.

  9. So sorry about your MIL - I will keep her in my prayers!

  10. Always thinking about your family and your MIL. You guys are so lucky to have each other <3 <3

  11. You are awesome for making the hour drive back and forth daily to see your MIL. I am sure she really appreciates that. I will keep you all in my prayers. Yay for fixing your car!!!