We spared a turkey

posted Dec 10, 2012, 12:30 AM by Lana Kuykendall

Well, for Thanksgiving this year, we decided that we needed to keep things simple and low key. I usually am one to go all out, cooking a turkey, making all the "traditional" sides and of course a pie or two for dessert. Well this year we decided not to do that, instead we cooked a few frozen lasagnas that we had in the freezer and ate them. It was nice and relaxing. A few extended family members came over and we enjoyed visiting with them.

Our tree is now up and decorated and I have a few decorations put out. I am trying to balance my LOVE for the Christmas season and all the festivities with the fact that I barely have enough energy and stamina to make it through a regular day most of the time. So, while I did some decorating, I tried to be mindful of the fact that I will have to take it all down. :-p

Therapy and doctor visits continue on an almost daily basis. We are hopeful that if I continue to do well and “new” problems/complications stop arising that I will be able to cut back on some of my medical visits in the new year! Please pray with us and for me in this manner.

The children continue to do well. If they are not crawling by Christmas, they will be soon after. I am sure that will bring a whole new set of challenges for us. It is a good thing I am working on balance and stepping over obstacles in my therapy!

Well, it is a new week and we will be BUSY as usual. I hope you each are enjoying your holiday traditions and holding family closer to your heart this year. The severity of my illness and the possibility of a different outcome is not something I choose to dwell on a lot, or even bring up to people very much…but remember…family is so important. Make time for them, love them unconditionally, and let them know that they are important to you. You never know when your last hug or “I love you” may take place.