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Because I dig my kids!

Ok, how can I not??  These kids are the reason I smile, love and breathe.  They are the best parts of me and Peter wrapped up in fresh promises and inumeral possibilies. They embody all our hopes and dreams.

We have such a busy weekend and upcoming week with these kids. Peter has been here for 2 weeks and will be heading back to Alabama on Sunday.  We have to sqeeze in a lot of fun time together in the next day.

Peyton has to go to clinic for chemo in her port on Wednesday and then she starts her monthly dose of steroids….seems like we just finished, no?  But with each round of meds, another month of chemo is behind us with remission firmly in our grasp.  We pray that it stays that way.

We have so many friends in need of those same gifts….health, healing, hope….Justin Gaudineer, Justen Jones, Brooke Martin, Connor Hernandez.  I also ask for prayers to surround our many friends grieving for the precious children lost to this disease…the Keslers, the Potterbaums, the Gunns, the Gliddons, the Reicherts, the Deals, the list goes on and on.

7 Comments on “Because I dig my kids!”

  1. #1 Patti
    on Aug 2nd, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Hi Anissa-
    I found your blog thru another one I read (Fear and arenting in Las Vegas). How adorable are your kids?! …and wow, you are amazingly strong for keeping it together with all you have on your plate. But that is what we moms do. Anyway, I have added you to my bloglines and will pop in form time to time. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  2. #2 Evon Mease
    on Aug 2nd, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Well this empty nester upon seeing all your beautiful kids is missing her 3 even more! Beautiful kids…but of course…they have a beautiful Mom. Don’t ever remember seeing Dad’s picture though.

    Peyton will be in my prayers as always as she goes through those nasty steroids again. And so are you my friend….a child on steroids does take some patience 🙂

    Much love and prayers,

  3. #3 Starr
    on Aug 2nd, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Just popping in to see how your little Peyton is doing. Saw an old email from you and got to thinking about her and praying, so thought I’d pop over and say Hey. Hang in there! Praying for your family.

    Starrs last blog post..HANNAH BANANA MUFFINS

  4. #4 Jennifer
    on Aug 2nd, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Those pictures are GORGEOUS! I love all of them but I have to say that the one of Rachael…MERCY!!! That child is too beautiful for her own good! Get ready mama..the sassy years are on their way!

    Jennifers last blog post..I’m BRILLIANT I tell ya!

  5. #5 Dawn
    on Aug 3rd, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Hi Anissa,
    Like the new header, it’s nice to see Nathaniel and Rachel in it as well as Peyton. The photo’s are just beautiful – they’re all gonna be heartbreakers one day!! Hope they don’t all cry too much when Dad has to go back to work today.
    Sending love to you all.

  6. #6 Melisa
    on Aug 3rd, 2008 at 7:25 am

    What fabulous photos…your kids are GORGEOUS!!!

    Have a fun family day! 😉

    Melisas last blog post..If Baby #2 Is a Girl and They Name Her Melisa, I Will REALLY Freak Out.

  7. #7 Tropic of Mom
    on Aug 4th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Your children are so beautiful!

    Tropic of Moms last blog post..Meet the Barefoots. Barefeets? Barefeeted?