Thursday, November 25, 2010

I am thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.
What am I thankful for? Well lots of things but most of all these guys!
It was such a great day today. The guys and I headed to Woodward around 11 am to spend turkey day at my little sister's house.
(Me and My Lil sis Sharla)
When we got there everyone was already there including Kendra. It was so nice to have everyone together for the day. I have done so good with my diet (22 pounds down to be exact) but who can really stick to a diet on Thanksgiving. I ate more today than I've eaten in a month and the way my luck goes I probably gained half the weight I've lost back in one meal. It was awesome though!! After dinner this was pretty much my view for the rest of the day!
Food, Family and Football! Who could ask for a better day.
Now on to some of what I've done around the house this week. I've been busy decorating for Christmas and I'm not quite done so I will post those pictures on my next blog. I did however get my living room walls stained and I love the way they turned out.
 I had been waiting to get the walls stained so I could put up my new Simply Said wall designs.
  I put this one above the large window in our living room.
I also order a design for the front door but wanted to paint it red first.
The door before.
Pretty boring if you ask me. I love color and I'm not afraid to go bold! This to me says Welcome!
And I especially love the Simply Said Design.
I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. You might ask why I care so much?

On October 26, 2003 my youngest child Kendall was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes.
A few short months after we moved our family from Oklahoma to Texas Kendall began to not act like himself. I thought that Kendall was dealing with depression due to the move. After weeks of watching him lose weight and sleep much more than normal I decided it was time for a trip to the hospital. I went in to wake Kendall up to take him to the hospital and by this point he was so weak he couldn't even stand to brush his teeth. While being admitted into the E.R. the man asked us if Kendall was diabetic. Diabetic? No! But after seeing the doctor our fears were confirmed. They transported him by ambulance to the P.I.C.U at Children's Hospital. Kendall was in the P.I.C.U for several days and remained in the hospital for what seemed to be forever. They would not allow us to go home until they felt confident that we were able to handle this disease at home. We all learned how to give and receive shots. Yes Kendall even had the chance to give Chris and me injections. (Not of insulin of course but he still was able to show us a little of what he was facing) When we returned home I remember not wanting to leave him alone even for a second. I even slept with him. The past 7 years have had it's challenges. Some good & some bad. I continue to pray for a cure for this disease not only for my son but for anyone who has to live with this disease daily.

There are good days and bad days but push through and keep your head held high.
I love you Kendall Christopher Foster!
Love, Mom