Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hair & Miracles.....

Look at this nice tame hair. He is really a beautiful kid, isn't he? This was during our recent hospital stay.



This is what we woke up to this morning........






So seriously, he wasn't crying, the wind here has been horrible and all of my kids, have had some serious allergy problems. Itchy red and watery eyes, they are a mess, and the goo in the morning is horrible. Oh, and can't forget the snotty noses!! :)

Now here is where you all are going to think I am totally off my rocker.......well, it's true I am.

I let my nine year old get a mohawk for the summer.

He wanted one so bad, and has for a long time, so there you have it, and did I really need any other reason other than my kids have been through more than any child should ever see and deal with, so why not let them have fun once in a while?

I didn't think so.



I love this next shot. See Hunter is a total Dennis the Menace. We really should have named him that. Do you see that ding in his head? That's a scar from when he was playing with his sling shot and it flung back and hit him in the head. Took a good chunk out, but no stitches needed. That was when he was like 6. It's kinda cool to see his scar though!!!









Once again, I really don't sit around and make my kids cry by taking their pictures, the red watery eyes are from allergies. I promise.




Now I am not crazy I really did put the word miracles in the title and for that I have a few reasons. First of all, just the fact that we get to tuck each one of our kids into bed each night is reason enough for a miracle don't you think?

But today we are even more blessed. Remember our house that we lost, and the bank was adamant about foreclosing on? Well apparently due to the slow housing market and all of the issues with that, they are really trying to work with people.

So a few weeks ago we got a phone call from the Hardship Department. They were getting ready for the final papers to list the home as being foreclosed on, and they wanted to know if we wanted to try any last ditch efforts to save it.

Well duh, of course we do, so without getting our hopes up we filed for a hardship, knowing that it would probably be denied, because it was back in October, which is why we moved.

But this time, God was looking out for us, and knew where our hearts belonged, and our hardship was approved. Our interest rate dropped from 10% to 5% and our payments were cut in half. Do you realize what this means?

We get to move back HOME. Our home, not somewhere where that belongs to someone else. We get to move back to our old friends, who became family. The people who would drop whatever they were doing when Rhett ended up in the hospital and come up and give him a blessing. I am sitting here typing through tears knowing that miracles really do happen. Good things happen when we need them most.

This is a huge stress relief for me. I love that house, it has so many memories. It's the house where we brought our little miracle home from the hospital at a mere 4lbs, it's the house where both of my older boys learned to ride their bikes. It's the house where Chloee made her first best friend. It's the house where Andy and I learned that to get through life we needed each other, and our marriage became the strongest it has ever been. It's ours. It's still ours.

And I know it's offical because we made our first mortgage payment today. The 20 thousand that we owed them in back payments has all been brought current. Gone are the collection letters, and the foreclosure notices. We are current. No catch up game to play.

We aren't moving until mid-July, we plan to be totally out of the house we are renting by the 1st of August.

Then there is another miracle. Tomorrow we go up to our local Make a Wish Chapter, and Rhett gets to make his wish for his big screen TV. After we get settled in our "old" house his wish should be granted and I will get to love on him and watch TV with him while he recovers from his surgeries, in my recliner instead of making a bed for him on the floor as close to the TV as we can. He will get to actually see the detail of the shows he watches. Little miracles that we all take for-granted. Being able to see detail. What an amazing thing.

I will be sure to take lots of pictures to share.

Today was a good day. Every day is a good day, but some are just better than most, and today was one of those days.

32 comments:

my--four--sons said...

Wow!!! I am in tears reading your blog. I am so happy for you guys. It sounds like "someone" has been hearing some prayers on your behalf.

Brent & Jodie said...

Oh my goodness! I am sitting here at almost four in the morning unable to sleep and decided to check in on you guys. Now I am crying happy tears. This is all just an incredible miracle. Heavenly Father really does watch over us. I am so thrilled for your family, Pam. This is truly amazing!!

little.birdy said...

God knew you needed to catch a break. You deserve every ounce of happiness, Pam. And your son's mohawk is wicked awesome!

Chris said...

I am so, so happy for you all. There is no place like home! I'm so happy that you will be going back to yours. You guys sure do deserve to have a turn of GOOD LUCK!

Let the good times roll!

Niksmom said...

Oh, Pam!! I am running late today and yours is the only post I had time to read...SO GLAD!!

I am sitting here with tears and goosebumps! Speechless, too!

I think you should plant a small mustard plant in your new/old yard when you get back! :-)

So, so SOOOOO glad that you are finally getting that big break you deserve so much! xoxoxo

BTW, I LOVE the mohawk! So cute on him!

Maren said...

Pam, I had tears of joy reading your post. I'm glad something good is coming along for you. Is there something either Rhett or you need for the upcoming hospital stay?

~Melissa~ said...

What a good thing to have happen. I'm so glad you get to be in your old house. Something good in all this craziness you've been dealing with.

Love the mohawk!

Anonymous said...

Oh what a difference a day makes! What a terrific turn of events. Get the surgery overwith and enjoy the summer. I love the hairdos and way to go on the big screen TV. It will be like having a real live Elmo in your "old" livingroom. Jayne in WI

Traci said...

Pam, I know that you do not know me but I am a lurker at Trisomy21. I have prayed many many prayers for Rhett and when I saw where you posted that you are getting your house back I just had to shout hallelujah to you!! God is so awesome isn't he? I am so happy and excited for you and your famly.

My Three Sons said...

Pam,

That is great news about the house. Sometimes God just gives us nice surprises as well. That is truly a miracle. I just wanted you to know that we did put up a raffle for a day of beauty at the salon. I'm going to leave it up for about 4-6 weeks. All of our clients usually come in every 4-6 weeks so this way we can maybe catch all of them on one rotation. Hopefully we will get an overkill of participants.

Now since you had a better Tuesday, try to have an even better Wednesday!!

Ann said...

Praise God! What great news.

Stephanie said...

Oh, Pam! What good news! I'm rejoicing with you in this. I know you have lots of work to do to get moved...but what a relief to be going HOME! YAY!

Becca said...

I'm so happy for you and your family, getting your house back!! That's so wonderful. And I just love the mohawk! I had a pretty similar 'do in the 80s...
Where did you get Rhett's Elmo jammies? Must find a pair for Sammi.

Isabella said...

Such good news all around. I am so happy for you guys. By the way I love the hair!!
You are in our daily thoughts and prayers
Megan

Brenda said...

If my kid wanted a mohawk I would let him get one in the summer as well! You don't know me but I follow your blog and although I am a stranger i would love to help you somehow. Monetarily is not an option at the moment but what I am willing to do is come to your house and pick up your laundry, take it back to my house and wash, fold it all and then bring it back. I can do this for you at least once a week and it would be of no charge. I know how overwhelming laundry feels and especially when you are trying to move and deal with other things. If this is something you would be interested in please email me at brenda@dancewiththebest.com.

Maren said...

Pam,
That is amazing news. I am so happy for your family. We will be praying for a speedy recovery for Rhett on his upcoming surgery.

Maren

Michelle said...

I'm so happy that things are looking up for your family! God is good!!

My now 11 yr old has been getting mohawks for the past 2 summers (although the very first one was in Feb. 2 yrs ago.) He loves them, and I figure there are worse things he could want. We are actually on our way in a little bit to get another one!

jkribbit said...

Congratulations!!! You guys so deserve to have a break like this! I'm so happy for you!

Tami Acord-Nelson said...

PAM-OH PAM!
I am so happy for you! There is nothing like being HOME when you dont feel well. Ryan and I have come very close to losing our home in the last year when he was out of work and are almost there again now that I have been out of work with my heart baby for the last year. My heart goes out to you. Dealing with medical issues and financial issues are overwhelming and you have triple the helpings! I shaved Dallas' head into a mohawk yesterday too! I decided, if people look at him differently, or at me as his mother differently because of it- then those people should stay out of my way! I am different, the reality of losing a child day in and day out does that to you!
I will come visit next week when Rhett is up for it. let us know on your blog when you want visitors.
much love and prayers,
Tami and Thatcher

Kei said...

Amazing how things change from one day to the next~ Pam, I am soooooo happy for all of you!!!

LOL on Rhett's bed-head!

Like the mohawk... I let my oldest do that one year. He was in 7th grade if I remember correctly. I used to spike it for him before his basketball games, lol~ it was long!!! He has destroyed most pics of that; I have the negatives, LMAO!!!

Hugs to you my friend!!!!

Stephanie said...

I love the bed head!

Congratulations on going back home!

The Bryant Family said...

OMG, I am in tears! How very awesome for your family. you deserve the break that is for sure. I thought it funny that you started your post with the allergy thing, watery eyes and goop! Tucker is fighting the same thing. Benadyrl works but they are moving him to Clariton kids. He is soooo very congested once again and yes they look miserable with the runny eyes and red noses.
I am just so happy for you.....I will be thinking of you and praying for Rhett during his surgery. Hang tough.....keep the blessings coming!!! :)

bethn said...

Wow what exciting news! I am so happy for you. OH, and as for the mohawk, my belief has always been, it's only hair and it'll grow back.

Marla said...

Excellent! I am sooooo excited for you guys!

I love the mohawk!

The Wiley Family said...

Aw Pam!!!! I'm so excited/happy for you. That is wonderful news. Yay for Rhett to finally get to make his wish too. He deserves it.
Ashley

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

I will try this comment again...
YEA!!! I am so happy for you guys. You deserve to have days like this!!!

So, where did you get those cute cookie monster socks? I need to get Kaden a pair.

Thinking about you guys.

Kari said...

Oh Pam I am so happy to read this post. It is just what I needed. Five families that I know along with a whole bunch more just lost everything they owned this weekend and reading this has boosted my mood. It's your time to have something fantastic happen and I couldn't be happier YAY!!! (HUGS)

sarah said...

My heart is full this morning after reading your post!!! What absolutely wonderful news!!! Were still trying to find a date for our poker game, I'll let you know when its set!!! God Bless you all!!!
Sarah

Kyle, Aimee & Ava said...

Pam, I am so excited for you and your family. See, good things do happen to good people!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

I am SO DANG HAPPY for you! I can't tell you how many times I thought about you and your family when we were getting to close for comfort to the same situation withour house. Of course, I already told you ours is refinanced, but I am thrilled that you all get to go back home!

And the mohawk! Ahhh! Your crazy alright! I couldn't have let my kids, but then again... it's just hair... it grows back! He does look happy with it!

Heather said...

This is why we never stop believing in miracles!!! Congratulations Pam! My heart is full of joy for you all!

Elizabeth said...

God IS Good.
Blessings to all of you. You are in my prayers. Pax Christi, E