This weekend my grandchildren visited and we had an early birthday for the 11 (almost 12) year old. She is getting so grown up! No toys this birthday. She really didn't ask for anything this year so I had to do a little guessing. We went with clothes, cds, movies, and jewelry. She loved everything.
The 2 year old is such a little stinker! So full of life and fun and so busy! She has scoliosis and it has gotten worse in the past few months so she has been measured for a brace. It is going to be so hard (on her and her mom & dad). Two is such a hard age for something like this. A year ago she would have just accepted it, and a year from now she might understand it more, but a two year old is just getting a little independence and wanting to have a little control. N is very into "mine" and "no" and we need everyone's prayers that this brace will not be too uncomfortable and she will adapt easily and most of all that it will help to straighten that sweet little back.
As bad as this is to our family, in the scheme of things we know we are lucky that it is not life threatening and that we have 2 healthy grandchildren. Lately, I have run across 3 different family blogs that are so heart-wrenching. Harper is a beautiful baby girl born just a few weeks ago with lots of problems, but she is now doing great and able to leave the hospital and be at home with her family. They are very blessed. A few weeks ago I posted about Abby, a sweet little 4 year old going through a terrible ordeal. She is back in the hospital and in a great deal of pain, so keep her and her family in your prayers. Tonight I read about this family and the unbelievable heartbreak they are suffering right now. Pray for them also. Little children shouldn't have to suffer. Hug your children or grandchildren and be thankful.