Gabi’s birthday and prayers needed

I am behind. Way behind.  But I’m ok with it.

Happy 4th Birthday sweet Gabi!

Happy 4th Birthday sweet Gabi!

Gabi celebrated her 4th birthday on June 9th and on June 15th, we celebrated with her  friends and a few of our neighbors.  It was a great celebration that also kicked off our block party.  4 years ago, on June 15th, was the day of her first surgery. She was 6 days old.

She is doing well.  We are at a maintenance stand still.  I am waiting for her records to be transferred from the GI dept in Milwaukee to a feeding clinic out of Central Dupage hospital. Nothing has changed. She still throws up at least 3 times a week but is maintaining hydration and her weight. So all is good.

Many of you know how much we love our neighborhood. They have been a lifeline for us.  We need payers that we can stay here.  We rent this house.  Yes, it’s a small small house for all 7 of us, but it works, for now.  A few weeks ago, we made some improvements on the house (taking out some incredibly horrendous bushes that lined the front sidewalk).  The new front yard is beautiful!  Shaggy and needs some weeding, but it’s clear and the new grass is growing!

The owner of the house stopped by last week and isn’t too thrilled with our improvement.  He kicked us out of the house giving us until August 1st.  He was furious. Livid. We felt terrible.

Our previous financial report is very depressing.  But Ethan has a GREAT job and we were finally able to catch up on medical bills and actually start saving money. We were on our way to our second homeownership with a savings cushion. Our goal was to call a realtor next Spring. We even had a financial counseling appt on Thursday to go over our 401k’s and start a  forced down payment savings account!!

After our landlord left us in shock. I immediately thought of the quote “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.”

S0, with nothing in the bank, bills piled up, we are once again walking off a cliff trusting that God will provide us a parachute or at least have a trampoline when we land. We won’t move far but I don’t know what’s going to happen in the next 3 weeks of our life and I will terribly miss seeing our friends everyday.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope ~Jeremiah 29:11

Pictures from Gabi’s birthday. Little did we know, it may have been our going away party too.

Gabi and her heart friend, Caden. LOVE!

Gabi and her heart friend, Caden. LOVE!

Our amazing neighbor, Stephanie... Gabi's favorite person in the whole world!

Our amazing neighbor, Stephanie… Gabi’s favorite person in the whole world!

My beloved friends across the street, Karie and her beautiful daughter, Emily.

My beloved friends across the street, Karie and her beautiful daughter, Emily.

My Ethan and Mark, who belongs to Karie :)

My Ethan and Mark, who belongs to Karie :)

 

My oldest handsome boy

My oldest handsome boy

 

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With her new favorite teddy bear

With her new favorite teddy bear

Not a block party until someone pees on the tree!

Not a block party until someone pees on the tree!

Balloon launcher!!

Balloon launcher!!

 

Loving her Dora cake

Loving her Dora cake

Thanks for reading. Prayers for all of you out there with life going on….

Love,
Teri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to Gabi’s birthday and prayers needed

  1. Megan Worthington June 26, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    NOOOOOO! That’s ridiculous! Those bushes were hideous!! They needed to go. They are kicking you out for getting rid of the bushes?!?!?!? Teri, what can I do? Can I write the landlord a letter or something? This makes me so sad. I’ll be praying.