Monday, April 07, 2008

Why I blog...

I started this blog in October of 2006 and the main reason I started it was for my mom so that she could see my scrapbook pages and also pictures of our daily lives and happenings since she lives in Florida and we're in New York. I've tried to visit as much as possible so that Alex can stay close with his grandma and last year we actually made the trip 4 times. I am grateful for all of the visits we have had and for the opportunity to make memories especially now that mom is fighting brain cancer.

I'd like to ask everyone that reads my blog to please add my mom to any prayers that you can because we sure could use all the help we can get right now. Brain cancer is a really hard road to travel and sometimes finding just the right medication to control all of the side effects is not easy. We're dealing with seizures right now and hoping and praying that mom can come out of this. I took this picture of mom at the beginning of February when I took her for her radiation treatment...first of 30 treatments she would get along with chemotherapy. On another note, I've been so happy to have all of my handsome sons at home at the same time these past couple of weeks and now that Robert has returned to his base in Hawaii to continue working and training the next batch of young Marines until the end of the year I pray that the time goes by quickly and he is back home with us soon. As long as this Marine mom doesn't have to endure her son being deployed again I can get through the separation--Robert has served 2 tours of duty in Iraq and I am grateful to our GOD for bringing him home safely both times. Don't I have the greatest looking boys?
Of course the picture taking while my boys sleep obsession went into high gear for me. Alex has been sleeping more soundly and I don't know if it's because he knows everyone is home and together or that he's really tired at the end of a full day.Robert didn't sleep in his bed much when he was home...he opted for the couch for several reasons, the main one being that we had Angela stay with us a few times but also he found the floor worked better for his back when he did sleep in his room. Jesse has been a studying machine the past few weeks and I've been proud of watching his determination to do well this semester. Please keep him in your prayers as he winds down the last few weeks of a very full load of psychology classes. I can't remember seeing this kid without a book in his hand or in front of his face for a while now....I hope it helps. :)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful lets hope mom gets well enought to be able to read it she so loves your writings

ScrapnKel said...

I love reading your blogs Linda! Yes you have 3 very handsome boys. I found out Sunday night that my nephew who joined the reserves last year will be headed to Iraq in Oct. This is DH's sister's boy and it is just so disheartening thinking about it, yet you want to be supportive. My SIL has sent an email and it just moves me. I know some of the feelings you portrayed while Robert was deployed, and now it has hit our family as well. I will continue to pray for your mom.

SWEETPEA37814 said...

Linda
Your mom will be in my prayers.Love to see the pics of your boys.They are very handsome.Love the pages you have done

michelle sister- in- law said...

I will continue praying for you and your boys.My thoughts are always with you and your family.My mom also sends her love and her prayers.

michelle sister- in- law said...

I will continue praying for you and your boys.My thoughts are always with you and your family.My mom also sends her love and her prayers.

Just A Scrappy Gal said...

Your family and your mom are always in my thoughts...I'll say some extra prayers for her. I read your blog often and love, adore your unmeasurable love for your boys. Each word you type about them, it's there! Hugs as you work through this journey!

Ginger said...

Linda, I love reading your blog, too. You have such a beautiful way with words and express your feelings so well in writing. I'm happy to see your boys all together. I've still been praying for your mom and I'll continue to pray for her! Much love to your whole family!