Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy Hump Day!

It's Hump Day!! Today is the day that Anabelle starts to countdown the days until the weekend. A five year old lacks a sense of time, so we have to constantly count fingers to figure out how many days until the weekend.

The kiddos are starting to get involved with many activities. Anabelle has gymnastics and soccer during the week so sometimes she can base her days of the week off of that. She has spent the past 4 days at her grandparent's house. (She refers to it as Bea's house which totally cracks us up. She acts as if Bea totally runs it and just lets John John visit:) She came home yesterday so she could go to her first soccer practice. It ended up being canceled, but she and Josh put on all of her gear and had their own practice in the front yard. When the boys and I pulled up from school, she was one happy little girl. She practically tackled Jack in his car seat and started kissing him. The look on his face was priceless. He was really confused, but you could tell he loved the attention. On the way home from Bea's house, all she could talk about was how much she missed Jack. Seeing your children be nice to each other and really miss each other is a great thing. I am not going to lie... they will be wrestling and "fighting" tonight, so Josh and I totally soaked in the brother/sister love.

Russell is scooting around. Poor guy can only figure out how to scoot backward. Yesterday he showed some improvement and went sideways so hope is on the horizon for him:) Our friend Tom was over at our home yesterday and made the comment that for a boy with a shaky start, he sure is solid. What a great way to describe Russell!

I am gearing up for the MS walk on April 5th. We have raised $500.00 so far! So humbled and excited. I ordered shirts today, and some items I ordered for our tent came in the mail. We have several of our close friends coming, several of our new friends joining us, and of course our family.

I don't have much more to say about MS today... but I am going to start posting some facts/myths about MS. People's reaction to the diagnosis of MS is often devastation, and what I have experienced is the immediate reference to someone they know who is disabled or has passed away from MS. Unfortunately, many people aren't up-to-date on MS research and advancements. I have learned to smile and listen to their stories. (I am not going to lie... I often times store that information in the "useless information" section of my brain. I think doing this is a polite southern thing women from the South do:)
Here are two facts about MS...

1. The facts: MS is not a death sentence. Life expectancy is normal for most people with MS.
2. The facts: Most people with MS will never need a wheelchair or other assistive devices to get around.

BOOM! There you have it! Happy Hump Day!



  1. To go along with your first fact - MS is not a stop sign in life, it's just a detour.

  2. I agree! MS has not stopped Josh and I, but we definitely look at things differently. I try not to let it dictate what we do or how we live the best that I can. Thanks for reading and for the comment! I might take your fact and stick it on our fridge as a reminder! :)