Sunday, November 16, 2008

exactly

one year ago today our world crumbled around us.


And suddenly the tickets back to Tanzania we held in our hands...were no longer our future.


It's taken a while to settle into that. I told Jonathan that in many ways we're still shedding our missionary skin. Because one year doesn't erase eight.


And one year ago...everything changed.


One year later...it's feeling less crumbly...


::smile::

7 comments:

Shanna Grimes said...

Hard to believe it's been that long already. Kaylee's year anniversary of her dx was on the 15th of last month. She was a swollen little butterball by Thanksgiving ;)

Hoping we will be celebrating seizure freedom for Trevy soon. The one good thing I can say about this crud situation is I've met great friends like you.

XOXO,
Shanna

Andi said...

Our anniversary date is slowly approaching as well. December 24, Christmas Eve. What a Christmas present, huh?

Our world isn't feeling so shaky either.

The one thing that I regret about our whole hospital trip a year ago, is the family we shared a room with for a couple of days. Their daughter also had a couple of seizures. They brought up an IS diagnosis for them as well. They left before we got our diagnosis. If I had known what I know now, I definitely would have asked to exchange emails.

They were such a nice family. We chatted a little bit. They brought me cheesecake. I hope they're doing well.

baby trevor's mommy said...

Is it crazy that you guys are some of my closest friends? A little over a year ago we had no clue who eachother was...

Now I feel lost if I don't know what's up in your lives...

It is kinda crazy...huh?

Oh who cares...xoxoxoxoxo

btw Shanna...it was those butterball pics of Kay that stole my heart for you guys!

...danielle

Mmmmaaahvelous said...

Wow. A year. Does it feel short and long at the same time? Kinda like a "B.IS and A.IS" timeline.
Somehow your path in life has taken a detour from the Tanzania days/years. May that happiness, excitement and good health of those days return soon.
Hugs,
M

Monica, James, Connor McGuire said...

Wow a year! Although I haven't been around for your whole journey I can definitely feel for you on this day. We are nearing our 2 year battle. Somedays I feel we are no closer to any resolution of this misery. Now it's the new monsters...every day...every hour. My heart is with you and thankful to have you as a friend, and thankful to follow your family's journey. :)

JSmith5780 said...

The "anniversaries" WILL get easier. We are approaching 5 years soon! UGH I truly can't believe it's been this long!!

On a side note, Austin did manage to get 100% on his spelling test. I nearly cried. Especially after reading his ADD "eval" with notes from his teacher saying he's in the lowest percentage of the class.

The years get easier, the skin gets a little tougher, but the heart still aches at times.

blondie said...

Kind of a bummer anniversary to celebrate but awesome to see all that God has used the last year to show you. Love you guys!