Good Report Today!

Good Report Today!

Well Friends, this was THE DAY that we have been looking forward to for the past 5 weeks. Today was Patrick’s first check-up visit with his heart specialist since undergoing his last heart procedure. We went into today with high hopes that we would receive some good news, and would be able to finally begin to put all of the pieces of our life back together since everything seemed to fall apart last year when he was first diagnosed with AFIB and Congestive Heart Failure.

This day seemed almost SURREAL. All of the trials that we have gone through until this point were coming to a head. And as excited as we were going into it, we were also a teeny bit apprehensive. Would we receive good news that would help to uplift our spirits and fill us with hope? Or would we receive bad news and would once again have to restart this whole process over again? We were filled to the brim with nervous excitement, and were anxious to find out whether or not the reading from the heart monitor over the past month would be POSITIVE or NEGATIVE. So we said a prayer and took a deep breath as we made our way into the doctor’s office while hoping for the best.Continue reading

5 Things: Our Hospital Day

5 Things: Our Hospital Day

Hi Friends! We have had so many of you checking up on us this week to see how Patrick’s procedure went on Monday. Well, we are happy to report that it went very well! Here are 5 little fun facts about how our day at the hospital went…

1. On Monday, Patrick went in to have a quick little procedure to implant a small heart monitor in his chest above his heart. It was scheduled for 8:00 am, which meant that we had to WAKE UP and leave the house earlier than we normally have to. This wasn’t the easiest of tasks because now that we are homeschooling, we have gotten accustomed to sleeping in a bit. And this time, we were bringing our kiddos with us. On top of an already early appointment, we decided to ahead and leave a little earlier that we typically would have since the hospital is a 30 min drive from our home, and we wanted to make sure we would make it on time because traffic can be somewhat of an issue in that area. Well, we got there on time, THANK THE LORD! Patrick went immediately back to get prepped, while the kids and I sat in the waiting room. And this picture of our youngest son depicts how we were all feeling… Continue reading

Minwax Fan Of The Month Board

Minwax Fan Of The Month Board

Look at the AWESOME message we just received from our friends over at Minwax…

“Hi! We’re excited to let you know that your rocking chair refinish project is part of our “January Fan of the Month” Pinterest board! You can find it at the link below: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/469078117418812800/

Thanks again, Minwax, for allowing our project to be part of your “Fan of the Month” board for January! We truly APPRECIATE this opportunity to have one of our refinishes featured.  🙂

And if y’all would like to hear the STORY behind this refinish, as well as to view our BEFORE and AFTER pictures, simply click HERE.

Here We Go Again…

Here We Go Again…

So, here we are once AGAIN… We are preparing to go to the hospital for another heart procedure for Patrick BRIGHT and EARLY tomorrow morning. He is actually repeating the same heart procedure that he went through in September. For those of you who are just joining us on this journey with Patrick’s health, you can quickly catch up by reading our past posts HERE and HERE.Continue reading

How Can We Pray For You? New Weekly Prayer Post!

How Can We Pray For You? New Weekly Prayer Post!

Hi Friends! We wanted to switch things up a bit on this BEAUTIFUL MONDAY MORNING! We have been so overwhelmed, and HUMBLED by the response that we received from our post requesting prayer for Patrick and our family last week. We were definitely in a place in our lives where we desperately NEEDED support and prayers. And boy did they come in…. LIKE A FLOOD! Over 25,000 people saw our post, and countless liked, shared, commented, called, sent messages, texts, and visited.Continue reading

UPDATE!!! To God Be The Glory!

UPDATE!!! To God Be The Glory!

Update!!!

God is AMAZING! Thank you for ALL of your prayers! Patrick is finished with his heart procedure. There were NO blood clots, so they were able to complete the cardioversion.Continue reading

Thank You For The Inquiries!

Thank You For The Inquiries!

Hi Friends! I have been WORKING HARD in attempts to answer all of the messages and emails that we have been receiving over the past few days. (And please know that I am NOT COMPLAINING about them one bit!) We have so appreciated all of the kind words of encouragement and prayers that everyone have taken the time to send to us. They have carried us to the point that we are at now.Continue reading