Where have I been? Well, here, mostly. Here at home. Running through the chaos of this time of year. School schedules, school shopping, football practice, cheer practice, games, life, life, life.
But really, we went on vacation in Destin, which was not nearly as relaxing as I had hoped it would be. And drove 15 hours home with a grumpy, screaming 7 month old who just happened to be running a fever. 12 hours later we were sitting in the emergency room of Children's Hospital. The diagnosis: meningitis. We were immediately admitted to the hospital. Immediately, Owen was started on IV antibiotics and the mirage of tests began. Finally, 48 hours later, test after test, a spinal tap, blood work and swabs, we were happy to be told that it was the viral strand of meningitis. We were able to go home and watch our baby from here. So, I've just taken off. Taken off the time, taken full attention of my baby and taken the last few weeks to just settle in. For all of you who follow me on Twitter, I can't say thank you enough for all your prayers.
There is nothing like an attack on your kids to make you re-evaluate, re-prioritize and realize what is truly most important. And that is them. That is these precious babies that God has given me. And not that I have ever forgotten that but sometimes it just needs to be refreshed. Because truly when everything else is gone. My husband and my babies are #1.
So on a lighter note! Today we're celebrating Evan! Happy birthday to this sweet little man!
My comedian. He has the biggest heart of anyone I've ever seen. He's always happy. Always go-with-the-flow and such an amazing addition to our family. He's the first to tell me how beautiful I look when I'm dressed up and the first to ask for kisses every night. I love this boy to pieces. Can't believe 8 years has flown by since you entered our lives! We love you, Evan!