Thursday, February 25, 2010


It's 2 AM and I have been trying to post for several a matter of fact I am determined to POST. I am embarrassed to say this, as I have a feeling most of you do NOT have to HAVE a mouse..But no matter how many laptops I have, I HAVE TO HAVE A MOUSE. And the lack of mouses at our house is not a problem. I buy them for the color, I buy them for "cuteness"! I buy mouses which may should be mice, like some people buy shoes. BUT FOR SOME STRANGE REASON, not one mouse I own is working tonight. I am sure I will figure it out tomorrow, but tonight I feel like I have few brain cells and none of my computer friends are up at this hour. BUT I AM DETERMINED TO POST.

All is calm here. Jack is home. Medications seem to be regulated. (Thank you Micah for giving him a ride from the hospital after you had been up all night with little Jack with the STOMACH BUG) You have no idea how many POINTS you got for that service.
I love you..There was a day I would never have imagined I would have said that) but those days are long gone. I adore you. That hug I got from you yesterday sealed the deal. My GIRL made a GREAT CHOICE. AND yes I did say the stomach bug has come for another visit.. Did he have no idea that we had all had a SUPER STRESSED DAY yesterday. I am so praying that it will stop with baby Jack. But according to his
Mom, he threw up on anything that could have been thrown up on during the middle of last night. That would have been on the night of the day that we had gone on adrenaline all afternoon and evening, so I am pretty sure she was totally wiped out last night.

WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS! And it poured here almost all day yesterday.
Back to today....Jack was released around noon. For the most part of the day we have just been exhausted. Greg's rare FB post summed up all our feelings.

Greg Powell..... what a day yesterday was.....but the main things are that Dad is home and Grayson's test for cystic fibrosis came back negative....thanks God!!!! Thanks to everyone for their prayers. It is always a blessing to see the results of great Prayer....God is good!!!!

It appears that the bump in the road yesterday was just a drug interaction that just happened to adversely affect Jack....the nurses and the doctor were outstanding and we got the very BEST of care and that makes hospital experiences so much better.
We also got great news that Grayson does not have cystic fibrosis. They said they were doing the test to rule it out, but in the back of your mind, there is always that question. We are so thankful for the results.

So best case scenario for Jack's bypasses was the report we got. And we feel so thankful for your concern and prayers.

I am ready to get away for a few days (even if
I do have to spend a day at market) but if all goes well, I will get to spend Sat and/or Sun at Canton....That's relaxation to me. All the prizes from earlier this week are being shipped tomorrow...THEY ARE READY...

I really would love to GIVE everyone of you a prize. But THIS PRIZE, is going to be goody box filled with CARDS, BETH MOORE TAPES, OTHER GREAT CD'S, Books, COFFEES, CUTE NOTE PADS, and a few other fun things.....I want it to be as SPECIAL as you have been to me. It does not matter if you have already won , you can win again and I am going to let Little Jack draw this one. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE a COMMENT AND TELL ME IN ONE SENTENCE WHY YOU BLOG and then tell me your blog name and your name. I am trying so hard to put names with blogs. It just makes it more personable. If you do not have a blog, just leave me your email and this is OPEN to any of you, whether you are a follower, or a long time reader or IF this is y0ur first time to stop by. We will draw for this winner on FRIDAY NIGHT, so that's 48 hours to leave comments....... COMING SOON, a new BLOG DESIGN.....


MamaBear said...

You are so sweet to do a give-a-way when you have SO much going on in your life! Thank you!

Why do I blog? I blog so I can compile memories of my family in one place - a place that will keep everything organized until the day when I can tackle my own blog books - something that won't happen for a long time because I'm so busy making books for other people. :) But I keep doing it - the friendships I've made along the way make the wait worth it.

Blessings from BearCountry!

(4 The Love of Family - Carrie aka MamaBear)

WackyMummy said...

So glad to hear the great news! You must be over the moon with relief and happiness. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Bacardi Mama said...

I blog because the friendships I have made are amazing, inspirational and real. I am Nancy aka Bacardi Mama.
p.s So happy for all your happy endings. God is so good.

Gigi said...

I blog to keep in touch with family and friends. My blog name is Gigi and my real name is Cynthia.

Journey said...

You are truly blessed!! This is such wonderful news for your Jack and for Grayson!! I hope the flu bug goes away quickly and you all can get some much needed rest!

I blog to meet people, to share ideas and make friends. Journey is what I go by. My website is (I've gone through several changes in title. Guess I'm still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up!

Have a wonderful day.

Suburban Princess said...

I am glad to hear everything is getting back to normal - such a scary time for you!

Do you mean you need an external mouse? I had a hard time switching when I first got a laptop - in fact my first laptop has a roller ball mouse! The rest of them have the no-ball mouses...meese...mice...whatever they are called lol!

Nezzy said...

First and foremost...PRAISE GOD!!! Praise Him for answered prayer and being there to help you through.

I started bloggin' quite by accident. I was sendin' my DIL emails every morning and she said they were too good not to share. What can I say, the girl is biased. She set up three of my emails to her in a blog and emailed me my password.If you go back in the archives you can see that those posts are simply emails. Now how many times have I said that work 'email'???

Surprisingly I started to form bonds with others, praying and caring what was goin' on in their lives. I find myself checkin'in on those I pray for. I wasn't expecting to find the sisterhood in Christ that I have so became bonded with. Now I'm hooked. That is why I blog.

God bless and have a glorious day. My prayers are with you! :o)

Andrea said...

Praising GOD for Jacks good news and that Grayson does NOT have cystic fibrosis.


aguhmom said...
(loves u)

grammy said...

I am so happy to hear all is well with the baby and the hubby. How hard that all must have been. God is Good!

I blog because I am addicted (o: I started as a way to journal and pass on news to friends. As most of us say...the friends and family we started for don't leave comments...or don't read it. But i love the friendships (like pen-pals of old) that I have made.

I am Pam...aka

P.S. We have the stomach flu here in Colorado too.

Heart2Heart said...


Whew! You sound so completely wiped out as I can hear it through the words in your blog. Prayers sending your way to hope that you can finally get some peace and quiet and just be.

I guess I blog to journal my thoughts and share the story of my life with whomever stops by. It's my way of keeping the writer in me inspired and dedicated to her craft. You can find me at Heart 2 Heart and my name is Kat.

Be sure you stop by today for a last minute opportunity to participate in two giveaways for tomorrow.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn, Kat ~ I blog to bring joy & peace & His words to my bloggy friends, to form new relationships that turn into growing friendships, to enjoy all the TALENTS that the ladies have that I do not have ...

I love my blog family, minus a few glitches.

Have a beautiful day ~
Hugs, Marydon

Cathy Davis said...

Yea on the good news!!!

I need a mouse for my laptop. I just can't handle that little pad on the computer, because my cursors winds up jumping all around the page and such!

Have a great time away :-)

Misty said...

I blog for accountability, friendship and to glorify God. I enjoy your posts because I feel they are much like mine - just a bit of anything going on in your life. Thanks for sharing!


Sheryl said...

wow, have you been through it! so glad for all the good news.

i started blogging as a form of journaling on my way to healing. it has become so much more. God has brought me friends that i would never have known through the blogging world. (like you)

my blog is The Perch and my name is Sheryl (ha...just in case you didn't remember)

love you

PEA said...

My goodness, you have all sure been put through the wringer washer these last few days!! It's no wonder you're all so exhausted. So good to hear that Jack is now home, fingers crossed that he continues to get better from now on. Great news about Grayson as well:-) I've always believed that the power of prayer does indeed work!!!

I blog because I love the friendships I've made through it, I treasure each and every one of you and it's just so much fun to share our days together:-)

PEA from PEA's Corner xoxo

Grandma Cyndi said...

Such good news on all fronts (the stomach stuff can get lost any time!) Relief and to God the Glory. I do not blog but follow many especially my daughters three russell mooses to keep up with my grandkids. I have been following you since the beginning!!

Lindsey said...


I blog because I don't have time to scrapbook anymore. I love that I can just pick up my computer and start typing! And I like that I can e-mail it out to our family and friends to keep up with us. It is a great tool for "keeping in touch!"

glad all is getting better at your house.

Gram said...

So glad everything turned out okay. I've spent far too many hours at hospitals waiting for answers so I know how stressed and tired you are. My prayers are with you.

I began blogging to record my experience as a grandparent but have found a support system

I'm Helen (Gram) from The Grandparent Experience

Kristens Creations said...

I'm sorry for everything you are going through, I'm glad to know things are getting better. Your grandson Grayson is a doll!

I started blogging to get ideas and give ideas. Along the way I have met many has really been a blessing.
Take care, Kristen

E-mail me about the frame when you are ready...

Lesli said...

I am so glad Jack is home and is doing better. Your family has been in my prayers. I hope little Jack starts feeling better soon.. I cant imagine how exhausted you ALL must be!

I began my blog to document my daughters progress when she was daignosed with an autimmune disease JRA. At the beginning it was strictly about her and how she was feeling.. now I have turned it into our family blog, I really enjoy blogging and I am so glad that I will have these memories recorded for my children when they are older!!

Lesli @ One Day At A time

Can't wait to see your new blog!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am so thankful for the good answers to prayer you received yesterday. I am sorry about the stomach flu that hit.

I want you to know I always use a mouse. I understand that concept:)

You are very generous! You give really nice prizes.

Blogging has proven to be far better than I ever expected. Personally, I blog as an outlet and a way of sharing my life, as simple as it is.

♥Georgie♥ said...

That is GREAT news!!!! OH and i am the same with about a mouse...

why i blog... I blog for my sanity.
georgie from decisionally challenged

Karen said...

So happy to hear that things are looking better!

I started my blog because I lost my daughter Faith who was near fullterm and stillborn. It has helped me to share my thoughts and has connected me with many mothers who has experienced something similar, as well as friendships with a lot of great ladies!

I am Karen @


Grandma Cyndi said...

Thinking about you again today and hoping everyone if feeling better. I follow your blog because I think we would be friends if we met outside the web. I have four adorable grandkids and loving being a grandma the most of anything (Ifelt that way about being a Mom too, but this is even better). Have a great weekend.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

...ah! behnd again! sorry I missed the giveaway! but congratulations to the winners! And it is sooooo goood to hear the good reports at your place!

Blessings & Aloha!