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“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.” ~ AJ Cronin

When I was pregnant with the twins I wished with all my heart that my tummy had a window on it.

A window with louvered blinds that I could open and shut whenever I wanted to check on the babies.

If only, I thought.

If only I could look and see what they were up to and see their tiny hands and watch their tiny feet kick…

…I wouldn’t worry.

happy fall on the farm yall

But as much as I wished for it, bellies don’t really work like that.

So instead, I worried.

I worried when they were born and I worried when their ballerina toes danced across the top of the incubators in the NICU and I worried when they sent us home with two tiny babies and I worried when they didn’t walk until they were almost two.

One day I won’t worry any more, I told myself.  One day they’ll be strong and healthy and laughing and I won’t have a care in the world.  I’ll throw my head back and laugh in the wind.

*sigh*

But I was wrong.

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The worry never really left.  Instead, it just changed names and called itself something else.

I tried to show it to the door.

Truly, I did.

I’d look it straight in the eye and tell it to leave.  Sternly, I’d scold it and put it in time out and try to count my blessings instead.  But just when I thought worry had left the building…

…there were days when it would show up again ordering milkshakes and settling in for a worry marathon.

Commercial free.  Without any breaks.

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Yesterday was one of those days.  The twins and I left the house while the roosters were still sleeping.  We drove to the hospital and forty five minutes later I was standing in the pre-op room talking over procedures and plans and discussing acceptable food for a person without tonsils.

Our conversation was almost over when suddenly, the doctor stopped and smiled at my daughter tucked under the blankets on the hospital bed with monitors beeping above her head.

“What’s all that writing?” he asked, pointing to the pen scribbles covering the back of her hand.

She glanced down and giggled.

“Is it your boyfriend’s name?” he said, laughing.

She blushed a bright red and looked up at him with twinkling blue eyes.  “Nope.  Not even close,” she grinned as she held it up to him for closer inspection. “It’s a verse I wrote down.  It’s to remind me not to worry.”

She’s right.

She’s righter than right.

She’s schooling me and she doesn’t even know it and I’m taking notes.

On my hand, of course. 🙂

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PS  I cannot even for one second or one minute even begin to express my gratitude for the love and prayers that surrounded us yesterday with all of your comments and e-mails and encouragement across the miles.  Your hearts wrapped themselves around us and protected us and now we are safe and home and resting with milkshakes and Hallmark movies.

And we’re not inviting worry to pull up a chair and join in. 🙂

Comments

  1. Image for Barbara Moore Barbara Moore

    So happy it's 'the day after' and all is well. Keep fighting the worry battle - some days I win, some days I don't. But all days I try. The thing about being on the other side of the hill is you see so many wasted hours of worry behind you. And that helps when going into battle. So, so, so glad the girls are good.

  2. Image for Betty in Arlington Betty in Arlington

    PRAY! Don't worry! "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." Philipians 4:6 I always use the Jesus Prayer, or The Prayer of the Heart, when I am in conflict: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me."

  3. Image for Chrys Walters Chrys Walters

    I'm so glad things turned out great. I think as soon as you become pregnant....worry invites himself in. Unfortunately.

  4. Image for Lisa Kissner Cooper Lisa Kissner Cooper

    Just remember..."For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

  5. Image for Cheri Cheri

    Thank you so much for reporting in to all of us this morning. Milkshakes and Hallmark movies make a wonderful recovery team. Speedy recovery to all.

  6. Image for Beth Beth

    I'm sooo glad things are going well!! A verse sure does take some of that worry right out the door! Enjoy your snuggles, movies and milkshakes!!

  7. Image for Ren Ren

    Thank you for taking time to keep your blog family posted. It is good to know that things went well yesterday. The Philipians verse that Betty shared is a perfect reminder of God's love for us but I believe parents always worry. It is just a part of parenting. Blessings to you and your family.

  8. Image for Yvonne Shafer Yvonne Shafer

    I'm so happy to hear that all is well. I still worry and my boy is 34! Be confident in your parenting skills and surround them with love. It always works out!

  9. Image for LynnAnn LynnAnn

    What relief you must feel - so glad for you and the girls. No one tells you that having kids can sometimes be like riding the roller coaster without a seat belt on.

  10. Image for Debera Centofante Debera Centofante

    Here's to a speedy recovery for your daughters!! Sometimes, I wonder if worry could be a good thing because it helps us to focus on what is happening and gives us a reminder tug to call upon our Lord. The word worry has never left my vocabulary.....it is because of love.....have fun with the movies & thank you for sharing yourself with all of us!!

  11. Image for Nan, Odessa, DE Nan, Odessa, DE

    Will she share what she wrote on her hand? We all need this note. Giving thanks today for your girls good health.

  12. Image for Lynn in Florida Lynn in Florida

    Gave me a scare when I read the line about going to the hospital! So glad all is well and you are home with your precious girls! My daughter had her tonsils out when she was away in college; I flew down to be with her, and she and I holed up in a hotel for two nights, watching movies, drinking milkshakes,; and I will always remember how precious it felt to me to be "mothering" my "little girl", perhaps for the last time, as she was soon to be out in the world on her own. Now she is a mom, watching her own little girl grow into her teens, and the circle of life unfolds with such exquisite beauty, and such beautiful memories. Cherish even the worrisome moments, because they are part of the beautiful tapestry of being a mom.

  13. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Thank you! Thank you! For telling us as soon as you could about the twins. I was worried. I prayed all day in between my other prayers. I really didn't want to impose on you to try to notify all of your worried friends. So after I sign off, I'll give a prayer of thanks. Sending you a big family hug!! Have a sunshine filled weekend.

  14. Image for Michelle Michelle

    Oh Honey. No thank you necessary; that's what friends do. We lift each other up. We worry for you. We pray for you. We listen. And when it's all over, we are thankful with you! Praise God the girls are doing well!

  15. Image for Sharon H Sharon H

    What a trouper she is! She's your rock. I know she does and says things like that frequently, and that gift will take her far in life, and I am certain she will be the main hand-holder for her sister as she navigates through her healing process, also. I'm so glad you can breath more easily now, Miz karianne. So glad.

  16. Image for Brenda Brenda

    The pictures are wonderful--Love little blond girls--I have too also--they are almost two years apart, but very close and always have been--I hate to tell you but they are now grown women and I still see them in denim shorts and little red Keds--I still worry about them, but I pray too. They are wonderful women and I consider them my best friends. Blessings to you and your sweet girls.

  17. Image for Suzy McCowen Suzy McCowen

    I'm glad for you that yesterday is over and I'm praying for continued recovery. Hope you and your family have a good Friday and weekend.

  18. Image for Peg Peg

    You're right where you're supposed to be with ice cream and milkshakes, Hallmark movies and SO much love!! Hugs!!! <3

  19. Image for Chris Salek Chris Salek

    I have to remind myself to cast my cares on God...sometimes way too often. Worry... a part of being a parent and the sad news is...we can never outgrow it ! Prays to the children

  20. Image for Pamela Pamela

    my eyes are watering in relief and thankfulness. May His grace and mercy and goodness strengthen you for the days ahead. May each worry-thought cocoon itself in truth and emerge as a prayer. ????

  21. Image for Nancy @ Slightly Coastal Nancy @ Slightly Coastal

    Like all the others, I am so happy to hear all is well. I knew it would be. My mother told me two things when I first became a mother and I have never forgotten them...I thought you might like them. 1. God does not want us to spend our life worrying. When it all works out, He's got it. When it all doesn't work out, He's still got it. Case closed. Amen. 2. Being a mother is a lot like being pecked to death by a chicken. Need I say more? Bless you karianne and your sweet girls and the whole family

  22. Image for Louann Louann

    You will worry forever about your children. When I was young and first married I did not understand my daddy still worrying about me?? My only child is now 46 and our only grandson is 11 and I WORRY. My son is now understanding the worry game, too. We are made to do this because . . . Well . . .because we are parents! In the midst of your concern, you are able to pen the most wonderful stories. Not possessing this talent, I do not know how your thoughts and words flow so beautifully. Your girls are home and all is right in your world today! Thank you for your stories as it is a soothing way to begin each day! Hoping you and your family will relax and enjoy this fall weekend to the fullest!

    1. Image for kim domingue kim domingue

      Too true! I remember my dad calling me half an hour after I left his house, a ten minute drive away, frantic with worry because I hadn't called to tell him we had gotten home safely. I was 35, a grown woman with two children of my own. I remember being irritated with him. Fast forward 23 years. I have a 31 year old son who rock climbs, a 34 year old daughter and a four year old granddaughter, a 58 year old husband who wants to learn to hang glide, son and hub's both ride motorcycles........Worry walked in the door 34 years ago and took up permanent residence, lol! My dad is gone now but oh how I wish that I could tell him that I understand now.....and I'm sorry for ever being miffed with him because he worried about me!

  23. Image for Stacy Simpson Stacy Simpson

    I'm so glad it went well! Enjoy your time taking care of her and watching Hallmark movies! I needed to be reminded not to worry this morning. It does steal our joy! Thank you for sharing! ❤️

  24. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Oh...my...gosh! I missed yesterday's post! I would have been praying like crazy. Praying now that healing and recovery are quick and complete. Praying for the twins' momma, too! :D

  25. Image for Ellen Ellen

    WORRY is one of the things that Mother's do best, only surpassed by LOVING!! Truth is that worrying is not especially productive, but difficult to avoid(entirely). I suppose that it is our human nature to worry, as are many things we wish were not. The quote by A.J.Cronin is the perfect way to put worry in it's proper place and the Twinthistle is clever and courageous! Thank-you for a post that every Mother relates to( Dads and Grandparents too). Wishing you a weekend of recovery for everyone!

  26. Image for Heather C Heather C

    Yeah, we're on the mend. They're our babies, we will always worry about them all our lives, it doesn't mean we aren't good Christians, it means we are human. Love and get well wishes.

  27. Image for Donnamae Donnamae

    Thank you for letting us know that your girls are back home safe and sound. Worry is a funny creature...it can eat your insides, take a nap....then wake back up and nibble some more. And for a mom...it just never wants to let go, no matter how old your kids get. I have to control it...not consciously think about it...because most things are not within my control. My hope is that you and your family can have a quiet weekend...and I'm wishing a speedy recovery for your girls!! ;)

  28. Image for PJ PJ

    I am reminded of a Kathy comic strip that I have saved for years. Kathy and her mom are sitting in beach chairs. Kathy: "Mom, are you sleeping?" Mom: "No, I am worrying with my eyes shut." My kids are adults with kids of their own, and, yes, I still worry about them. I have a friend who always says, "Don't borrow trouble." I try to heed that advice and now will add, "I'm not sending worry an invitation" to my list of inspirations. It is such good news that all went well yesterday. Here's hoping that you all can get some lovely rest now. Sending warm hugs to all...

  29. Image for Jackie Jackie

    You've been on my heart and so glad to hear all is going well. I have had some retina issues the past couple of years so my heart did a little skip when you told us that. So comforting to know that Gods eyes never blink or leave the sight of His own.

  30. Image for Randi Randi

    I am glad to hear that your sweeties are doing well and are being well taken care of by you. I will keep you all in prayers this weekend. Worry is a stealer of so many good things. It's hard to get out of it's grip, but it sure makes a day brighter if you do!

  31. Image for Lory at Designthusiasm Lory at Designthusiasm

    Glad to hear you're all home and recovering! Here's a little secret. My babies are 23 and 27 and I have not yet figured out how to ban worry from our lives. Let me know when you get it all figured out... ;-) Wishing all a speedy recovery and as little worry as possible, always!

  32. Image for Jennifer Jennifer

    I think worrying is in a mother's job description. But when fear or worry comes, I recognize it, then pass it on to Jesus. He knows why to do with it. ? Praying for a speedy recovery for your girls, who by the way are ADORABLE. You are blessed!

  33. Image for Sue Raddatz Sue Raddatz

    Bless each of you. Thanksgiving is a great daily event. Ya all continue in our thoughts and prayers. Glad you kicked worry to the curb and that you and your "babies" are recovering.

  34. Image for Patty Patty

    Honey when you learn how not to worry about your kids, please teach me. My "kids" are 42, 38 and 34 and I still worry. As my mother said to me when I brought my first son home, now you will learn how to sleep with one eye open and one eye closed. I am so grateful that your girls are okay and so are you.

  35. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    My mom and best friend always say worry really good and everything will be ok. I take another route and think worrying is a waste of emotion- except when it comes to my daughter. It seems motherhood trips the worry every time. I am so glad that both girls are home and look forward to positive reports about both of them. I think it is time for mom to have a calgon moment (remember those commercials about calgon bath products? I always think they captured the stress of motherhood perfectly)- so hope you are able to have a calgon take me away time.

  36. Image for Fabian Janssen Fabian Janssen

    So glad all is well. Thought about you numerous times yesterday and thankful you updated us this morning! ?❤️

  37. Image for Linda Linda

    Kari Anne, Instead of thinking of it as "worry" think of it as "concern". It seems to take the negative emotion out of the situation. Glad the girls are doing well and look forward to great stories about them both!

  38. Image for Moriah Moriah

    Praising God all went well and what a lesson i needed to hear & learn.... love this story. Thank you! I had my tonsils out when I was 5. I just turned 50 (yikes!), but still vividly remember that day. I had to wear the hospital gown and nothing else. If that wasn't bad enough, my mom thought it'd be a good idea if I went down to the playroom as I waited. Well, it may have been a good idea IF a boy my age wasn't there, too. I started crying in fear that he'd see my rear end. Those gowns are a bit revealing with just two upper ties... Thankfully,my daddy picked me up & carried me back to my room. I never told them why I was crying. When I went back to Kindergarten - there was Paul sitting in the back row very discreetly eating crayons. He loved eating crayons especially when dipped in Elmers glue. Oh, the memories ;). Enjoy the popcycles & Hallmark movies and not worrying ;)

  39. Image for Sonya Sonya

    Glad you are all home! I wish all children had mom's as good as you are! The world would be a much nicer place.

  40. Image for Michelle Michelle

    From one mom friend to another, no thanks is necessary. But also, from one mom friend to another, it's a mountain to move not to worry. It comes with the mom territory. And it doesn't stop just because they grow up to have children of their own. But we'll always be here for you, just like you are for us.

  41. Image for Leslie Leslie

    And she rocked that hospital gown! Praying that throats gets lots of ice cream and soothing..And that her Mama'a encouragement to all of us, gets lots of hugs and love back. God has them both, and you,too, sweet friend.

  42. Image for june june

    Happy to hear you are all home and you can snuggle with those bundles of joy...a little Halloween candy...a lot of Hallmark. Great place to be with mom in the middle. Oh I get the worry thing...it's been in my life a lot. I took an introduction class to meditation and yoga the past six weeks. I spend every morning with l0 minutes of just deep breathing and I cannot tell you how much clarity I have in my days. I shared with you last week that I'm 8 years cancer free. Waiting for results this past week let that worry bug in wayyyy too much. But I'm convinced that my deep breathing sometimes a few more times a day helped me keep my head on straight and "not go there" as my friend would say. There are a lot of fun Hallmark holiday movies on TV right now...enjoy with those darling twins. HUGS!!!

  43. Image for Margaret Margaret

    Thank goodness! "Don't borrow trouble!" As my Mom would say ... have a restful time with your adorable girls...

  44. Image for Jolyn Jolyn

    I wish I was there to bring you some hot tea and some Boost for your baby girl. Keep your chin up for today's retina surgery. Prayers keep coming your way.

  45. Image for Jo Jo

    Glad all is well. And just to let you know, the worry never ends. My daughters are 40, 46 and 47. I still worry about them, and now there's a whole new level to worry about - grandchildren. It's exhausting.

  46. Image for sandi sandi

    I have told you this once before but in the event you may have erased it, here it is again: "You are a gifted, yes G I F T E D writer" and believe me in my 71 yrs. I have read a lot. . . you stand out in that crowd. I am not being placating, simply stating fact. I can't wait to see where God takes you with such a special gift! :-)

  47. Image for Mari Mari

    Awh sweet, hope she is coming along fine. I had mine removed at 19! Loved all the ice cream though lol. As for worrying it never ends my 21 year old will attest to that it just gets tweaked so that we can live life to its fullest. Stay blessed have a great weekend :)

  48. Image for Sue Ronnfeldt Sue Ronnfeldt

    The worry goes with being a mom. It is part of the job when you love someone even more than you love yourself. A mother's love for her child is beyond description, and there it is....worry. I had twins too, and worried and worried when I was pregnant. It was reassuring to hear you put that into words..just like it was meant for me. Mine where in the NIKU too. Long story from long ago...but are grown up, strong, healthy young mama's themselves. I am glad you are all home and recovering nicely. Blessings to you and your girls and the rest of the family. (Love your writing and your blog!)

  49. Image for Kris Kris

    Thanks for the update. Curious about what verse she chose, but if that's personal to her, I get it. What a neat girl.

  50. Image for Bonnie Bonnie

    KariAnne, I couldn't wait to get an update from you today on your daughters. I'm so glad that they are home from the hospital. I will keep praying for them, you, and your family. I find it's SO very hard as a mom not to worry but to trust God instead. I'm praying that Jesus will give you His peace that passes all understanding.

  51. Image for Susan Susan

    Pheewww! I can't tell you how extremely relieved I am to hear that everything turned out okay and that you and your little ones are at home taking it easy and enjoying some downtime together...how I sooooooo hope their recuperation goes blessedly smoothly and quickly so that Mommy doesn't lose one more hair to worry! Please know that continued prayers for everyone's safe-keeping are being said and that lots of love is being sent your way! And I also have to say, way to kick worry to the curb, ye beautiful Thistles...you three sweet ladies are an inspiration to us all! PS What lovely photos of your baby girls...such beautiful keepsakes that I know you will keep close to your heart your entire lifetime through! (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS!!!!))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) to one and all!

  52. Image for Mary Mary

    Those girls are adorable. So, as the saying goes.. LET GO AND LET GOD! HE IS SO GOOD. Thanks for sharing with your readers.

  53. Image for Claudine Pender Claudine Pender

    My dear Karianne!!! I saw the post and prayed for you and your beautiful girls ? I'm so glad all is well and you are home snuggling!!! As a mom, I feel the same... you expressed it beautifully!!! Sending love, Claudine

  54. Image for Carrie Carrie

    Babies often have the lessons ~ we just need to slow down and look/listen for them. So glad that your 'hand written' (pun intended :) ) lesson is home and recuperating. God Bless you all...may the milkshakes be endless and the pain minimal. Thank you for sharing the update! :)

  55. Image for Kymee Martinak Kymee Martinak

    Your awesome love your photos love your writing style and It makes sad that you need to worry thanks for sharing so that I and it seems many others can keep you in our thoughts and continue to hold you up in prayer. Love you and please have a most awesome day. Kymee P.S. I know you will need encouragement and extra hugs because pretty sure you have a rough week ahead of you all. God is faithful And will be right there

  56. Image for Monica Monica

    You and your girls have been in my thoughts and prayers these past couple of days. So glad to hear good news. Sending good thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery!!!!

  57. Image for gina gina

    You do know that whole scenario in the hospital with the surgeon and his precious patient is totally a Hallmark movie moment Get to writing it! I would LOVE to watch ...while sipping a milkshake! And of course there is the happiest of endings.....

  58. Image for MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!)

    Thanking God that the surgeries went well. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers! Hope you make lots of memories with your precious gals this week-end. Enjoy having a PJ party with milkshakes, icecream and those Hallmark movies! Bless you all and pray that the healing process will go well. So glad that "WORRY" had to go on vacation -- hope it is a long, long one! Love your posts, KariAnne! They are such a blessing to all of us! God Bless you, dear friend, and give you a great day making precious memories with your girls.

  59. Image for Kathy Kathy

    Oh, I love your stories! I wish I had seen it earlier and I would have sent my well wishes with everyone else. I will tell you, now that I'm a mom of bigger kids who have some kids of their own . . . The worry never does really stop. It changes yet again. From one year check ups to boy friends to their own life "stuff". And THEN worry brings friends when you have grandkids! It's a never ending thing. But how thankful I am to have family to "worry" about. It's one of those side effects of loving another human more than anything in the world. So I guess we're stuck with it. As long as we always and forever know we can turn it all over to Someone Else when we get tired. You're such a special lady. Your darling posts and stories just make my days! I hope you enjoy every little minute with your twins. Next week they'll be 20, you know. : )

  60. Image for jae jae

    So glad everyone is doing ok, including you! and keeping in my prayers for speedy recovery. I have found it best to (try) to give my worries up to God in prayer......but I still worry! But I guess the opposite of worry is apathy, and that is much worse. So just keep loving your family and know they love you back! Thanks for the update. Great news going into the weekend!

  61. Image for Jo-Anne Jo-Anne

    I am not one to worry, can't see the point in it most of the time, yes there have been times when I have been worried about this or that but generally I am not a worrier

  62. Image for pamela pamela

    Glad to hear that everyone is doing good. We will always be concerned about our kids. One thing I realized awhile ago is that my worry will not change the out come. So I pray about thank the lord for the protection and continue to thank the Lord until the answer comes. .. I have this note on my refg. that says,HELLO this is GOD , I will be handling all your problems today. I will not need your help. Have a nice day. Hugs. ;)

  63. Image for Joanne B. Joanne B.

    When I was pregnant with my daughter 25 years ago (say it isn't so?/when did that happen?) I remember commenting to my obstetrician that I just wanted her to be born so I could KNOW she was okay and stop worrying. He laughed, patted my belly and told me at least then I knew where she was and that I would NEVER stop worrying. He was so right!

  64. Image for DeMarie Ingraham DeMarie Ingraham

    ...and now all is right in your world. Your girlies are adorable. How fortunate that they have a mama who worries, as so many are not as fortunate. Mama's are born with strong hearts to survive the lifetime of fretting over their babies. Blessings for your beautiful family.

  65. Image for Botanic Bleu Botanic Bleu

    KariAnne, Wonderful story with a wonderful outcome... Once again your little Thistles are confirming what a great mom you are. They did not learn to write Bible verses on their hands by instinct. You taught them to trust in God. Blessings to you and your little Thistles. Judith

  66. Image for Gloria Gloria

    Will continue to pray for your daughters' complete recovery, especially for Whitney who had delicate retinal reattachment surgery. Aren't there special precautions necessary after surgery until they know all is well?

  67. Image for Debbie Debbie

    Thank you for opening up your heart and sharing with us/me as if I was your dearest friend. We all love you and the gift you have of being so real, you've become part of our family. Can't wait for next updates! Hugs!

  68. Image for Shirl Meckley Shirl Meckley

    So very glad everything turned out good. I too am familiar with worry, my parents were worriers and one brother is and the other says he doesn't worry but I know he does. My hubby does not worry because as he says * Why worry when I have you to worry for me**. And so true, I take care of all the worry things. But I am getting better as I have learned that God is in control and I am not. I have been through brain aneurysm surgery , rotator cuff surgery and then tore it again and months and months of rehab and then diagnosed with Bone cancer. All this within almost 3 years. I just gave it to God and was willing to take whatever he chose for me. After many many tests and MRI's the Oncologist told me he could not find cancer anywhere in my body, I have had an MRI every 3 months since that day and this December will be my last one and then I will go to once a year. I do not have cancer and he said he could not explain it unless God intervened. So I decided that day that God is going to be in charge of every part of my life. I wake up and thank him for allowing me to see this beauty he created again and I pray again at night thanking him for the day. Before I make a decision I give it to him and I get an answer in a way that I know what to do, So, all I can leave you with is Don't leave God out of the equation and you will be totally surprised how much easier life is. Give your twins a hug from me and tell them how beautiful they are and tell them I am praying for you and them. God Bless you all.

  69. Image for Michele @ The Vintage Vixen Michele @ The Vintage Vixen

    Hi Karianne, so sorry too read about the twins in the hospital but sooooooo incredibly happy all is well. I was unplugged for about six months to attend to things going on in my world, and I have missed reading your blog so much. I am plugged in again, enjoying the Hallmark Christmas themed movies myself and so happy to be back in the blogging world. It's wonderful reading your stories again, especially when they end as well as this one. Hope you and the twins are enjoying this recovery time together. Again, so happy all is well again in your world. And worry is a hard habit to break & usually the first or second place I go myself. At least now I know I am in fantastic company!!! Take care.

  70. Image for Rebecca Kalsbeek Rebecca Kalsbeek

    Bless you all!!! Life without tonsils is not too bad! Just in case you are wondering, my daughter is 32...with a daughter...and I still worry, but now about both of them, and her sweet husband!

  71. Image for Marilyn Marilyn

    Thank God Westleigh and Whitney are doing okay. Will keep them in my thoughts and prayers. i am a twin and I was in an incubator for a few days. My twin sister was fine.

  72. Image for Rosalie McCreary Rosalie McCreary

    Very glad the girls made it through surgery and are safe at home. Kids are pretty tough! And as you continue to learn quite insightful! Enjoy your weekend and I hope their recovery is swift! Some time ago I learned yoga breathing to reduce stress and worry! It's worth learning!!! PS... thank you for taking the time to include your friends and followers in your family events.

  73. Image for Kathleen Kathleen

    KariAnne, Dear ~ So relieved to hear things went well and recovery is definitely under way ... milkshakes and movies ~ best medicine yet! Praise our Lord for answered prayers! I know you are all relieved, and so are we ~ thanks for letting us know so quickly ... Blessings to you and all your family, kj

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