"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


  • AJ's giggle followed by, "That's funny, Mama!" in his sweet little voice.

  • Anna Grace's loud and super-high-pitched squeaky voice yelling, "....but Kai-Kai!"

  • Curling up with my sweet husband in my own bed!

  • Amanda rummaging through the fridge saying, "There's nothing to eat here.", when we just came back from grocery shopping.

  • Going out to the mailbox to get my mail, although I know there's really nothing there but bills.
  • The kids sitting down to watch a movie and hearing them in unison yell out, "Mama, we need a snacky, please."....over and over.

  • A nice, long hot shower in my bathroom, followed by a blow dryer and flat iron.

  • Anna Grace's attachment issues. (Is that crazy? But, I do! I miss EVERYTHING about her!)

  • My crazy schedule of driving kids around, softball games, t-ball games and just my plain 'ole insane-but-wouldn't-change-it-for-anything life.


Anonymous said...

Before you know it you will be back with your kiddos that miss you just as much as you are missing them! You guys are still in my prayer's and have put Kai here on our prayer list.

hug & kisses to that sweet handsome boy of yours!


day by day said...

Awww....soon, my friend...soon. Funny how we don't realize how much we really love the hectic-ness of our lives until we are away from it for a bit.
Hope AJ is having a great day and hope you are both back home soon!

love you!!!

Patricia/NYC said...

Soon, my friend, very soon, you'll all be wrapping your arms around each other!!
Still praying here!!

Angie said...

Hang in there and you will be home enjoying your normal life before you know it! So glad to hear Kai is not retracting anymore!


Tami said...


It's humbling when the 'normal' becomes so precious. You're all in our prayers...HUGS!


Holly said...

Isn't it amazing how much we tend to take for granted about our family? I know you are so thankful for EACH and every one of them and your reunion is going to be so sweet! Still praying and waiting with you for that ticket HOME!!! Perhaps Jack Bower could sweep in and shake things up a little while you wait...wouldn't that be grand? ;)

waiting4Isabella said...

ha, ha, ha.... I DON'T MISS THIS - The kids sitting down to watch a movie and hearing them in unison yell out, "Mama, we need a snacky, please."....over and over.

I've gotten up a bazillion times for these kiddos, AYI i'm thirsty, AYI, I have to go potty, Ayi - i'm hungry, AYI - can I have a snack, Ayi - can I get up, Ayi - can we go outside and play, Ayi- i'm cold, AYI - can I have a blanket. AYI, AYI, AYI...... AYI HAS LEFT THE BUILDING TO HAVE SOME GREEN BEER.... OPPSS DID I JUST SAY GREEN BEER !!!!

He And Me + 3 said...

You should be back to doing and hearing those things soon. Praying for healing and that all goes well...and is done speedily.

Terynn said...

haha hahaha

"AYI" is crackin' me up big time! You are a saint of a sister and I know Ohilda cherishes you and your love and support.

The Ferrill's said...

Ohilda I have read your updates today and I'm glad little Kai's oxygen levels seem to be doing good...is that still the case? I know at one point yall thought you might get to go home tomorrow...I know you are beyond ready.
Continuing to pray for your WHOLE family...and I think it is SO SWEET that you miss AG's attachment issues...I hear your heart missin' those babies at home.

Po-Po said...

Well, I feel so sorry for Kai, but I am really enjoying, what you need a brake from. Was so hard for me to keep people away, everybody offers to help me with my little angels during the weekend and I was wondering if they could take care of Ralph, instead, lol. but I honestly appreciate how much our family and friends love you and your kids so much, God bless them and thanks for all offers.

mommy24treasures said...

Ohilda I am praying...

Jewels of My Heart said...

Hang in there sweet friend....
This too shall pass and very soon you and your baby boy will be home and your family will be healthy, happy, together and overflowing with the joy of the Lord.
I am praying....
God's Speed Home sweet Kai

Cyndi said...

Thinking of you, Ohilda! I am POSITIVE that they miss you just as much as you miss them. :o) God is so wise...the things that once might have bogged down your daily existence are now cherished...but they aren't gone forever...they are only a few days away from being returned. Just a little awakening moment...we all need those every now and then...although I must say you did it the HARD WAY! (next time a week away with Scott would be more appropriate than helicopter rides and PICU...) :o) Love and hugs to you, Ohilda! Someday I am going to meet you in person and give you a huge hug!

Aus said...

Morning - it won't be too long now - a regular room - that means that they'll throw you out any day now!! But like you - I miss home when I'm away!

Many hugs - blessings - and try to get a little rest oK?

aus and co.

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