Monthly Archives: December 2010

Amelia is coming home

Sometime on Thursday Amelia should be discharged to come home. We’ll still have a long road ahead though. Tube feeding will continue from home for a few months, we will have lots of follow up doctor visits, early intervention therapy … Continue reading

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Christmas 2010, Hospital-ity

Here are some pictures of our make-shift Christmas. Christmas morning we brought the Challies traditional Christmas breakfast and stockings to the hospital. The nurses looked after Amelia so Susanna could come back home for a couple hours of opening gifts … Continue reading

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We Won't Be Home for Christmas

Some of you know what is going on, others are wondering what is going on from Facebook hints. This is to update everyone about the events of the past few days. Our Amelia has always been small, she’s tracked at … Continue reading

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This is Your Life…

Are you who you want to be?  “No, Switchfoot, not even close,” I thought yesterday as I listened to this song.  I am worrying constantly about the well being of my youngest child and the delay of certain gross motor skills and instead … Continue reading

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Precious Performance

Last night was Micah’s school Christmas performance.   I looked at Micah and saw my eldest but also saw my baby.  I saw the boy so tiny and swaddled in a blanket and then the big boy in front of me…not … Continue reading

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Happiness

One of my treats in life is a 30 minute commute by foot, in which I enjoy the exercise and listen to podcasts. I feel it contributes greatly to my happiness and allows me to stay informed on topics of … Continue reading

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Identity? God's

  I used to be a great many things or so it seemed at the time.  I was a student, part of a choir, working with special needs kids, running competitively, playing instruments, seen as creative and more heavily involved in … Continue reading

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Making It Christmas

There are 4 steps to making it a successful Christmas season in our household!  Here they are: 1.  Making a gingerbread house 2.  Cutting down a tree 3.  Decorating 4.  Making Christmas cookies   Now, if I can only finish … Continue reading

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Bunk beds and Room Sharing

After much deliberating, we bought Micah and Ellie bunk beds and put them in the same room for the first time Friday night (what was Micah’s own room)!  This was a huge change for Ellie on many fronts.  Not only was … Continue reading

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Sister Friends

What would I do with out sisters?  It occurred to me recently that I would likely be completely sunk if it were not for the two girls God ordained to be my sisters!  After all, they’re not simply my sisters…they are … Continue reading

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