Tuesday, May 12, 2009

trying times

First let me say that I haven't forgotten about the Mama Pad Give-Away.  I've just been inundated with so many things I can't keep them straight.  I will post the winner on Friday morning, so get your entries in before then.  

We are going through a bit of a storm, which is why I have not posted in a week.  Has it been longer?  It's always one thing after the other and lately, the things aren't so little.  I'll post more in detail when I have some time. Maybe tomorrow.  Maybe next week.  I really can't say.

I will ask that you pray for my oldest son, Brenden (15).  He was assaulted at school on Monday and is suffering from tracheal edema, acute laryngitis and T4-T10 Costal Contusions from being severely choked, punched and kneed in the ribs.  He might have been knocked out momentarily, too.  He is on mega doses of steroids and cortisone to reduce inflammation.  He already has tracheomalacia and this is just making it worse.  The swelling is also bringing back headaches/migraines and he's having coughing fits because of the swelling to his trachea.  

This child can make me so angry.  He's alot like me and we clash.  I love him to bits though and it breaks my heart to see him in pain.  I can't imagine the humiliation he felt on Monday afternoon and now that his adrenaline is gone, he's feeling a whole lot more than humiliation. His youth Pastor called him today and is taking him out to lunch on Thursday.  Brenden seemed really upbeat when he got off the phone with him this afternoon.  

I'm exhausted and ready to call it a night.  It's been a hard day for us all.  


  1. Just hopped over from April Rose's blog. So sorry to hear about what happened to your son. I am praying for your family (and the kids who did this).
    Hope he's better soon...

    Stacey in Missippi

  2. I came on over from another blog and am so sorry to hear about your son. I cannot belive this!!

    Reading about your son, reminds me a lot of my own...he's 12.

    I'm hoping and praying for your son, Brenden. I will be praying for this young man that God will lead him in the right direction. I think it's a great idea that he is going to lunch with his youth pastor. Please keep us posted. I will be back soon.

    Blessings to you,