Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Prayer for my daughter

Hello wonderful people. Many of you know of my daughter Claire and her Tuberous Sclerosis disease. For those who are newer to my blog, she started having face twitches (small seizures) when she was 1 month old. After testing and bloodwork we discovered her disease: a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on the brain, heart, kidneys, eyes and lungs. At 5 months old she had a brain tumor removed and from then had been seizure-free for 1 1/2 years.

Starting about a month ago, her seizures have come back. I am asking for your prayers that this new medication that we will be starting her on will control the seizures. For those who want to read about it, here is a link to my family blog:


Friday, April 2, 2010

"OWL Always Love Spring" kit

How are you all? I feel like it's been awhile since we've interacted (then again...that's all my fault)! I hope you are all having a wonderful spring. I just love spring (however I feel like it is short-lived in Arizona). I have never experienced a TRUE spring - the one that I read about in books where the snow begins to melt and the animals come out of their warm homes. Because we live in the desert, the spring I experience is the sudden sound of crickets, or seeing ants on sidewalks, or warnings that the rattlesnakes are out again. But what I do love about spring is seeing the green leaves begin to grow on trees again. It is seeing green grass stems start growing from our lawn. And this year, we have a great supply of jasmine in my backyard planter box. I have enjoyed cutting it and putting some in vases throughout the house. And each morning it is so cute because Claire comes and sits by them and smells them.
Spring to me is symbolic of starting fresh...a new beginning...a new life. So, take advantage of this wonderful season. Enjoy the outdoors and nature around you. And I don't know about you, but I have not been a huge stickler with my New Year's Resolutions. I guess now is the perfect time to re-commit!

For my Spring kit I decided to jump on the bandwagon of the owl trend! I didn't think that I would finish it in time for Easter, but since I happened to be a night "OWL" last night, I threw in some Easter egg elements. Have a good Easter and enjoy your Spring!