Keepin’ On

Friday, October 28, 2016

September was a blur.  I literally had heart palpitations as I tried to keep up with everything.  I love every part of being a mom, homeschooling our kids and managing our home, but sometimes I struggle to figure out how to get it all done.

Our high point was celebrating Tray’s 8th birthday.  Tray is such a special kid, he’s smart, he’s handsome and he’s talented.  He’s our miracle baby and our original CHOP patient.


Our low point in September was two ER visits within 24 hours of each other.  Theo fractured his wrist and Cali gouged her cornea on the corner of a table.  I later told the family if anyone else needed to go to the ER, I would have to drive them to Paoli because I couldn’t show my face again at Chester County.

theocast      calier

In October I started to breathe again.  With six cyber students comes 20 mandatory web chats a week.  We’re coming to the end of the first marking period and we’ve managed to memorize our new schedule and find our groove.  The older girls are playing soccer again with the middle school, the middles are taking piano lessons, and Tim is in speech therapy once a week.  Theo now has his cast off and Cali passed her follow up vision test.

A sweet couple asked Scott to marry them, so with the help of friends and family Scott and I were able to get away for 24 hours and enjoy their special day.


October 24th was Theo’s two year diagnosis anniversary.  We continue to praise God for His mercy over Theo.  Two years down, one and a half to go.  He is also doing wonderfully in school, thank you for praying for his ability to learn.  It brings me such joy to see his pride as he learns to read and write.

Yesterday we visited our local nursing home for our annual Halloween visit.  James 1:27 is a verse that really resonates with Scott and I.  We hope the Lord allows us to adopt again, but in the meantime we’re always looking for other ways to live out that verse.


Today is another round of chemo for Theo.  We would love for you to continue to pray for his safety and healing.  November 25th will be Theo’s next spinal tap.  We would love your prayers in advance for his safety on this day too.

Thank you for your faith and friendship.  We couldn’t do this without you.

Ephesians 1:15& 16

15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

James 1:27

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.