Monday, July 20, 2009


We have really enjoyed having Blaine back home and being together once again as a family. The little boys have worked through their issues from the hospitalization and are again back to themselves.

So yesterday, Blaine is out at the house working on the sprinkler system. I know, I know...he's supposed to be taking it easy. Tell him that! Mihiretu and I arrived to see the changes that have been made. Blaine took a step backwards onto a tarp and fell down in agony. You guessed it...a big, long nail was hiding under the tarp in a piece of wood. It went right through his work boot and into his foot, hitting his bone. Ugggggghhhhhhh!!! It took some work to pull it out but he got it out.

We went into his internist this morning to have it checked out. Normally, he'd never go in for that but with the high doses of steroids he's been on, his immune system is very poor and is vulnerable to infection.

Fortunately, she thought it looked good and we are to watch it for signs of infection. It hurts like crazy and he is limping around on it. A bruised bone is painful! So once again, we ask for prayer for a quick healing and no infection. God did it once in a BIG way so I know He can do this small thing if we ask.

I have to is getting very hard to see Blaine not be whole and complete and in pain. Man we really could use a break from all of this. A good peaceful season must be around the corner. We need it. Also, pray that Blaine could slow down somewhat to a level that is safe. If you know him, you know he's not the kind to let grass grow under his feet. But balance would be good.

We did have time in the hospital (lots of time) to process and think and prioritize. We decided that once every 6 weeks we will be going away overnight to get away and re-prioritize. Also, Blaine has decided that the only way he will get to the gym is to go into work M,W and F at 9. Otherwise he gets too wiped out. Hey, he's the boss and can do this. So why not??? These are ways to keep him healthy.

The dr. said that 2 things predisposed him to this A.D.E.M. Vitamin D deficiency and stress. We all know we have had a lot of stress lately with the house fire and all that comes with that. We really, really, really need to be back in our house asap. We need things to be normal again. We need to be a family again. Pray it comes quickly. September isn't that far away, is it?

Misganaw keeps randomly coming up to me, wrapping his arms around me saying, "I love you. I'm so glad you're home, Mom." I'm so thankful that not only did Blaine get (almost at this point) his full abilities back, but that God saw fit to do it in record time. I really don't know if our family could have handled even one more day. God knew that. Thank you, God for knowing us and loving us!

I have so many things to write about and just not enough time at this point to do it. I've been reading a couple incredible books that are very challenging. Our hearts are fully and completely sold out for the orphans in this world. I know God will use us in some way to get the word out and ignite a passion in God's people for these precious, beautiful children who are really Jesus in disguise. Can't wait to have some time to share my heart on these things. Ahhh, for some time.



  1. Good grief! Yes you ALL need a break! Praying for speedy recovery of the foot as well as his whole body!
    And some rest for you momma!

  2. Laura and Family. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do to assist, let me know. I'm here for you no matter what. Keep positive thoughts and know God has you wrapped in his arms at all times.

    Love to all. Cathy Rauscher

  3. Ahhh! Another injury. You definitely need a break. (or a brake!)
    I'm praying for your family.