Friday, November 9, 2007

I Need Some Cheering Up....It's Rollcall time!!

Since I started this blog we have had way more hits than ever before. Word is getting out. So I am curious who you are, and how you found us.

I have turned on the anonymous comments for this, so let's all behave. If you don't have a blog that's ok, just click on the anonymous circle in the comment section, and tell us who you are! I have been getting lots of random emails from people I don't know, and it is really fun to talk to them and learn who they are!

Come on all you lurkers....time to make yourself known!!!

Okay......The cat's out of the bag.......

I keep getting Emails asking why everyone is offering prayers, and inquiring minds seem to want to know what is going on.

Andy was laid off of work today for the next 7 weeks, due to the company needing to get their production up and running. They are a small company, and I think that means no unemployment either. Which means he will be off from now until New Years, which means that we are screwed for Christmas, and Thanksgiving, and everything else in between.

I know that Andy and I will survive, but I worry about my kids. They have been through so much this year already. It's not their faults that all of this has happened. They have given up their home, their friends, their schools, and alot of Mom and Dad's attention. It just isn't fair to them.

This has been by far our hardest year ever, and I thought the last two were bad. Anyways, that sums it all up. I have decided not to ask why anymore, just to ask for the strength for our family to get through it.

24 comments:

Michelle said...

What a fun idea!

I found your site through a comment you left on another site I was reading.

We have a 6 month old baby - Ruby - with Down Syndrome. I'm really enjoying reading other blogs about children with DS - I learn so much about what we may have ahead of us & what to watch out for. AND I get to see all the beautiful pictures!

We're in Central Wisconsin.

Stephanie said...

Ummm, I think you told me about it when Aiden went in for his heart surgery.

Nicole said...

Hey Honey, I just wanted to tell you that I will be praying for you guys during this tough time. Rhett's new pictures are TOO cute!
Much love, Nicole

my--four--sons said...

Hi I actually found your blog on ksl.com when you were having a yard sale to help raise some money for rhett. Seeing as I am a blogaholic I had to check out your site. Since then I have fallen in love with little rhett. He is truley a beautiful child. Your more than welcome to check out my blog if you would like.

Niksmom said...

Don't know if I ewver mentioned (way back when I first popped in!) that I followed you from Jennifer Graf Groneberg's Pinwheels blog.

Michelle said...

Well, you know how I found you..."SMILES!" Wish I had more time to update our blog. Gosh, I'm just up to my ears in baby poo! :)

Just a note to say that I am praying hard for you all (I always do), but I have enlisted the folks at our Cathedral too. So many prayers coming your way, friend!

Loves...

Lauriann said...

Hi Pam ,
It's Lauriann from the Salt Lake /Tooele Chapter for the UDSF.

Suzie told me about your blog, so I thought I would check it out.
Rhett is such a cutie !

RK said...

I first found your blog because it seems to be on so many blogrolls of those I frequent. So now I get to be part of the Rhett fan club!

Laura said...

It's just us checking up on our friends! We love you Pam & Rhett!

The Banks Bunch said...

hey- it's me. i like to check up on rhett a tett often. think about you lots. .

Sam Banks
utah

Marla Fauchier Baltes said...

I found your site via a comment you left on another blog. I can't remember which one. Sorry. My name is Marla and I have a daughter who is nine. She has a seizure disorder, chromosome disorder and is autistic. I have been reading your blog and praying for your family.

Emily said...

I am sorry to hear that MORE troubles are coming your way! I will pray that your family can make it through this time.

SU said...

I found you through http://www.jimikiwi.blogspot.com/ I haven't been able to not look everyday at your blog. You bring so much inspiration and admiration into my life. You have gone through a lot and I love the attitude you have. I pray for you and your lovely family everyday.

Kaden's mommy said...

I found you after you found me : ). I want you to know that I pray for your family every night. I am so glad you called the doctor, I would have done the same thing. Better to be safe than sorry. I was thinking about how you said that Rhett just was not acting himself and I remembered that you mentioned that he too had a diaphragmatic hernia they recently found (at least that's what I think I remember). Did the doctor mention anything about the patch not staying in place. Kaden has reherniated 4 or 5 times, I can't think of the actual number right now. We were told that children with these hernias may need repaired maybe three times in their lifetime. That obviously hasn't been the case for us or another family we know (we met them at the Ronald McDonald House). That could be something to check into. Kaden, too, has a very high pain tolerance...so we have to go off of our gut instincts when we feel something is wrong. Again, I think you did the right thing and I pray that everything goes well at the appt, but that you get some kind of answer to why he doesn't seem to be acting himself. It's hard not knowing "WHY?" Well, take care and as I said before, I will continue to pray for your family. Amy

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

Hey there!

I found you at the old T21 online, but you probably know that. I hope things work out for you all soon. Been there and done that sweetie. It really sucks as I said before.

Niksmom said...

Hi again, I see you updated the post. So sorry to hear about the lay off. I've been using my "speed dial" to God these days and will add your family to my prayers. xo

Colleen said...

I found your blog when you posted on the PHA website last week. :) I have had PH for 32 years, so I'm a bit familiar with it. lol Your blog has touched my heart, and so has little Rhett! He is just too cute! My prayers are with you and your family, especially now. ~Colleen :)

Mayte said...

I found your blog through other blogs I read and I now I always check on your cutie Rhett everyday.

jennifergg said...

Here we are! Dont' remember how I found you, but you and yours are always in our prayers.

Tonya said...

I found you through Kei. She first told me about Rhett during his accidental overdose and asked me to pray for him. I checked out your blog and the rest is history! I love reading up on your blog and following Rhett's adventure's big and small.
Tonya

Michelle said...

Praying for you, Andy and the family during this difficult time. Believe it all happens for a reason and something good is around the corner. love ya!

Michelle - Matthew's Mom

Mauzy said...

I have no clue...probably T21 board. But I wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY even though the latest news is the pits.

I think its time for a YOU day. Yes, rememeber YOU? hugs, and have a hot bath and glass of wine.

Brent & Jodie said...

I found you through Just A Little Bit of Something Extra. :) You are awesome and Rhett is beautiful! Glad to "know" you!

Damama T said...

Like some of the others, I found you through your comments on another post.

We adopted an 11 yr old girl 5 yrs ago. She has some really serious emotional issues. It's amazing that people don't understand how anybody could love a child with that many problems, but we do. Hang in there with your son. It will be worth it in the long run.

I wish you Peace, Blessings, and a financial windfall to see you through the tough weeks ahead.

Damama T. @ http://damama2all.blogspot.com/