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!!!
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.