Feelin the love!

It’s been busy.

it’s been hectic.

The rages of Alzheimer’s continue, as well as the rages of those fun teenage hormones and attitudes.

But amidst it all we are surviving the chaos of a crazy March and April schedule.

We are surviving thanks in part to the prayers and help of so many of you!! Many dear friends have brought us meals!  And what a blessing they are for this weary, and mentally exhausted mom.  I can not tell you the emotional revival that occurs when I come home to find a delicious home cooked meal all ready for our family!  Ahhhhhh, just breath in the sigh of relief with me. 🙂

And here is a pic of another HUGE blessing!!!

Yep a guy up in a tree………. but it is so much more than that!! After cutting some branches off this old, dead tree.  This is what happened next

This group in the woods helped to pull that old dead tree down!!  Our Sunday School class came and immensely blessed our family with completing a ton of spring yard work for us!

 Now every time I pull into the driveway I can breath a big sigh of relief, and feel so blessed, instead of freaked out about the big task before me! 🙂

Sports have been the mainstay these days, when both Tyler and Madi have games at the same time, I bring my bike along and ride back and forth between the two games.

 My mom and dad came for a visit on Easter day.  I enjoyed having time to cook a real dinner and spend time with my parents!

 Our family also got to speak to a committee with the Pa General Assembly on living with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s.  It was a great experience for all of us, and great for the kids to take part in the legislative process!

I also enjoyed watching Tyler “coach” some of the kids in the neighborhood on how to throw a fastball and a curveball.  Came out one day to find him working with the kids, I secretly snapped a pic with my iPhone.  I guess it’s not a secret anymore! 🙂

Love the spring wildflowers blooming in our woods!  I am such a geek like that, I really enjoying checking out the flowers in our woods.  🙂

My handsome, 6’4″ “boy” and I before his basketball banquet.

Yes, it is so busy, and I can feel so frustrated and overwhelmed with it all.  But as Curt continues to say, “It is what it is, and God is in this!”  There are moments where I do feel blessed even during the storm.  Thanks for letting me share a few of those blessings with you today! 🙂

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Loved reading this! And great pics!

    And love Curt’s sweet perspective! [right now! LOL :-)]

  2. Kelly N Sulter says:

    I’ve been thinking about you Sandy! I was hoping we might see you Easter Sunday as we came to LEFC for Easter service before going onto a family dinner in Lancaster. I can’t believe how grown up and tall Tyler is! He’s still that little toddler running around in my mind! Your family continues to be in my prayers.

  3. bethanne60 says:

    Hey Teacher Friend…Blessings to you…just think a summer reprieve is coming soon!

  4. Susanne says:

    Curt saying that? How amazing a perspective your whole family has. So glad that your Easter was a wonderful time of love and family. And what a sweet group to notice that you might need help in an area and come and do it. The love of God in action! Continuing to pray for you all.

  5. Barbara H. says:

    I don’t think I have been commenting much along the way, but I have been reading your story for some time now and praying for you at least as often as I see a post pop up. I’m so glad God has strewn some blessings along the way during a hard season of life.

  6. Julia says:

    what an inspiration

  7. Thanks for sharing – I’m praying for you and your family. I know it can be overwhelming but remember you are in the palm of God and he is going to take care of you! He loves you!

  8. I feel blessed just to read how God is blessing your family. Seriously. It’s a wonderful thing to know that God cares and see it evidenced by brothers and sisters in the Lord carrying the burdens for a spell. I bet you are counting down the days till summer! 🙂 Keep counting those blessings!

  9. Faith says:

    awesome post! love all the family pics…hopefully you’ve received the box of little surprises by now?

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