Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What An Adventure!

What a time Caresse and I had in Texas. After our 10 hour drive we arrived safely to my parents home.  The next morning EARLY, we were on our way to the hospital for mom's surgery. We knew that it would be a difficult and painful surgery and it was.  After 4 1/2 hours the dr. felt very proud to have removed the broken titanium rod and replace it with a new hip prosthetic.  We were all so grateful (especially mom and dad!!!!) to have this surgery behind them and we are all hopeful that she will be off crutches for the first time in 3 years!  We are all praying for a wonderful recovery and strength to return to her leg. 
Jace and Karlie came from Dallas.  Jace is an amazing cook and he and Karlie provided breakfast and supper for us each day, except one when Caresse made us yummy Blueberry muffins. Jace and Karlie also spent time doing fun things with Caresse so that she wouldn't have to sit in the hospital to much.

On the 3rd, we were able to Skype with Kalyn in Mexico and sing happy birthday to her.  That was so amazing to see her and hear her from so far away.  Things where they were became dangerous, so they had to fly out Monday and they are all safely in the USA again. 

It rained for three days and on the 4th it flooded in the city where my parents live.  Their house overlooks a lake and all of the docks were under water.

The dam to the other side of the lake was blocked off because it was too dangerous to cross.  

The boats just floated above the docks that you can't see here.

Jace, of course, found a fun flooded road to splash through. 

We had to crossed this flooded section of the road to get to the hospital where mom and dad where. I followed Jace in my little car and prayed!!!

We made it to the hospital and had a celebration party for my parents 51st Anniversary. 

And guess who is feeling TONS better...yes, my sister (in-law), Karla.  Thank you all for your prayers. We are all thanking Jesus.  She has not felt good since before December. It was so nice to get to spend time with her.
We are back home safely and Keshawn is pretty mad at me for being gone.  I am trying to make up with him...LOL. 
I had a dr. appointment this morning and need to go to therapy for a very painful sciatica pain in my back and leg. 
And Kalyn will be back home this weekend.  
I was so glad to get to be with my parents and other family. 


  1. praying for a quick recovery for your mom, how lucky that all these kids know how to cook for you!

    Wishing your parent's a happy anniversary with God's blessings.

  2. Welcome home! Praising God with you that you are safe and the flooding didn't do damage to your parents home or stop you from being with them at the hospital. Praising God Kayln is safe as well! Praising God you were able to spend lots of quality time with Jace!

    Love and blessings,

  3. Oh so glad you're home and that everyone is doing well, my friend. I take it Steve survived too :)

    Miss you too.

  4. Hi Shonni
    I'm so pleased to hear your mums surgery went well - I've been praying for her & will continue.
    Hope your appointments go well & Keshawn "forgives" you - how cute he is!!
    God bless

  5. So glad all is well and you are home again. So much to be thankful for :)

  6. So many special things happening during your trip!! Very glad you mom is doing well and you arrived safely back home. Hoping therapy reduced your pain...it must have been especially painful traveling. My husband had a very bad bout of that a bit ago and that pain certainly brought him right down for a month until they finally gave up therapy and just gave him an injection in the back...it stemmed from a plane crash injury that hurt his back a while back, and oddly enough, he has a titanium rod from that also as you mentioned your mom does/did. Anyway, sciatica pain is so not cool; saying a prayer for you it gets better ASAP. Blessings, Jennifer

  7. Glad everyone is okay- but kind of mad at your for being in Texas and not stopping to see me! ;0)


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