Thursday, February 7, 2008

Day 32

Photo-op day

Joshua on his sheepskin

Reaching for the camera

Watching TV with Daddy

Clarification on immigration: We're applying to remain in New Zealand for a further 2 years. We're not going anywhere.

The panic attack lasted an hour and a half. I did manage to get some sleep last night. Although Oceana woke up during the PA - so had her in bed with us the rest of the night. She's like sleeping with a 15-limbed hyper-puppy.

Joshua's doing well this morning. And was fairly cooperative when Mommy stripped him down to his diaper for some pictures.

Oceana and Mommy watched "-Rella" this morning (Cinderella. I'm passing on my love to a 2nd generation!)

She's trying to decide if she'll fall asleep on my lap while I blog. I hope so...

The house is a mess. Yay me. I'm good at getting stuff messy. Is there a career in that?

Oceana wants to go for a walk, but Matt's working in the garage, and Joshua can't go with us. She's like my little exercise alarm. I can't ignore exercise forever with her around.

Love you all.

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  1. Hi Susie,
    I've posted once before -- I just saw your site by chance and I've been following it ever since. (hopefully that's not too creepy!)

    I just wanted you to know that my husband and I went through a similar situation with our daughter. (Although our daughter didn't have the same condition -- we had to make similar decisions.) The worst thing is feeling like you don't have the "medical know-how" to make the "right" choices.

    I wanted you to know that whatever decisons you make for Joshua are the right ones. He knows you are doing the best you can. Love is often better then medical know-how anyway. Just follow your heart.

    And, the panic attacks do stop. I promise.

    - Melissa

  2. Cute pictures, Joshua is so little! I'll be praying for the PA. I'm so glad Joshua is still with you and it's been over a month now, WOW! Like you said who'd thought. God is good!

  3. Oh how I wish I could take Oceana for another walk. I loved our walks. She would sing as we walked. What a beautiful little girl you have! She loves to dance to the music. When we were driving to the airport, Matt was playing music on his IPOD and she was in the back calling, "Tana!!!" When I turned around and looked at her she was swaying to the music. So precious! I wish I could dance with her every day. Missing you all terribly. Love and hugs.

  4. Just wanted to let you know. After having visited you in NZ, I understand that "we're not going anywhere". For the last year I have agonized over you being so far and out of my reach, but now I have witnessed in my spirit the safe place that God has sent you. It doesn't make it any easier for me because I long to be with you more often than we can visit, I long to hold my grandchildren more often than I can, but I understand. One day you'll understand as you release your children into God's hands for His purposes. Love you and miss you more than you know!