Friday, July 17, 2015

Five on Friday: Five BIG Things

We have had some major life things going on in the last couple weeks and one coming up, so that's my focus today for Five on Friday hosted by Amy of Love Made My Home.
 1. and 2.
This involves two people so it counts for two. Last week, my sister-in-law, Cindy, began to feel very ill. She went to the hospital and was diagnosed with preeclampsia. By this time, she had lost her sight and her ability to walk. They did an emergency C-section, and Cameron Lee Lantry was brought into the world two months before he was supposed to be here. But God is good! Although Cameron will have to stay in the NICU for awhile, he is healthy. And Cindy's sight is returning and she's starting to walk again. We're waiting to hear more news from them about when they'll be able to come home.

3. Not as major, but my dad was also in the hospital last week. He had his gallbladder removed. I had mine taken out 13 years ago; I wonder now if gallstones are hereditary. He's doing good, resting at home. He should be back to work in a couple weeks.

4. Alex took her first step!!! Everyone keeps telling me not to worry because she's not walking yet at almost 14 months, but of course I worry; that's what I do! She cruises very fast holding onto the furniture, and she can stand very well without holding onto anything. But she finally took some wobbly steps on her own. It won't be long now, and I won't be able to catch her!

5. Hope is going to church camp next week. She's very excited but very nervous, too. She's been to day camps many times but never an overnight camp. She'll be gone for four days. I know she'll have a wonderful time and make a lot of new friends. And, yes, I will worry about her a lot!

Thanks for reading.
Blessings :-)


  1. Glad everything is going well for your family :)

  2. I'm happy to hear that all is well with your family. I hope they all have quick recoveries. :)

  3. Wow Kate, you have a lot going on with you right now. Take care.
    Julie xo

  4. Yikes, glad everything is going well after all of that.

  5. Hope everything goes back to normal soon for your family:)

  6. Lots of things kept you occupied, nice to hear they're doing better, take care of yourself too. Hugs!

  7. I'm glad your SIL and baby are doing well pre-eclampsia can be very scary, hope your Dad has a good recovery, I'm feeling great 2 months post surgery. Congratulations to Alex on taking her first steps now you're going to be kept busy! I'm sure Hope will have a great time. :) xx

  8. I'm so glad to hear that they are all doing well. You'll be sorry when Alex starts walking. No more stitching or crochet. Hope will have a great time.


  9. Wow! That is a lot going on, Kate. So glad that your nephew has arrived safely and that both he and your SIL are doing well. Also, that your Dad is recovering well. Don't worry re Alex walking, my two youngest didn't walk until 18 and 19 months respectively!