I am behind. Way behind. But I’m ok with it.
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.
Thanks for reading. Prayers for all of you out there with life going on….