Friday, September 17, 2010

Been A While

It's been a while since Turk or I have posted anything here....lots of change since then. I'll try to get back to making entries.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Another Judy Update

A few days after the last post Judy's main doctor returned on the scene and started down a new path...very different than the weekend docs (they were pretty much letting her die). Judy responded well and is getting stronger each day. Just over a week ago, she was transported from Louisville back to Owensboro. She seems to be doing well and I know she is happy to be at home. Hospice comes once per week and Ray is taking good care of her. Hopes are for her to get strong enough to undergo either an experimental therapy treatment or more surgery. Thanks for the prayers...keep them going.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Judy Garvin Update

As many know, Steve's mom, Judy is battling cancer (melanomma)and has been in Louisville since last Monday. The plan was to begin chemo but she has been too weak to undergo that. Yesterday the docs told the family that there is little they can do at this point to help her. The family is all there now with her in these last days. Please pray for her and the rest of family. Thanks.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

It's Official

I'm going back into the workforce. I will be teaching theology at a local high school, St. Thomas Aquinas Academy. It's a small catholic school with about 100 students. Along with teaching 4 classes I will be the Lead Teacher. St. Thomas Aquinas is one of three schools and because each school is small they have a Lead Teacher, which is overseen by the President. I will be the Lead Teacher at the High School.
I'm excited about teaching again and look forward to the opportunity to help teens grow in their faith.

St. Thomas Aquinas pray for me.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Are you addicted if.....

you load three small kids up in the van, still in their PJs, at 6:45 in the morning for a trip to the local gas station to buy a Mountain Dew?

Thursday, July 17, 2008


GRADSA (Green River Area Down Syndrome Association) is the support group that serves the Owensboro, KY area, which is where we were living when Abbey was born. This organization was a big part of helping us learn so much about Down syndrome and supported us through that first tough year of medical issues, etc.

We still receive their newsletter Heart Strings and enjoy keeping up with the families and activities. I love reading the newsletter and always read every article carefully but the most recent one had two articles that touched me. One was about two friends who were both told during pregnancy that something was wrong with their babies. When the babies were born they both had Down syndrome. Read Friends Share a Common Bond. Amazing and beautiful...God works in mysterious ways. The other article was about a sibling of a boy with Down syndrome. It touched me to read how her life was affected by her brother. Read Sibling Relationships. It makes me think about my boys and wonder what their relationships will be like with Abbey. How will having her in their lives shape them?

Thank you to GRADSA for the awesome stuff they do for the Down syndrome community. And thanks to God who uses those with Down syndrome to enrich our lives in more ways than we even know.