I usually try to avoid writing on the blog if I'm not feeling real positive. I hate to depress everyone! Tonight I'm feeling a little "blue", but I need to recruit some prayers for my mother-in-law, Jan. Following several painful episodes over the past few days, she paid a visit to the doctor today. Based on a couple of tests, she is in need of an appointment with a cardiologist. Tomorrow morning is that appointment and she'll go through some more testing to determine if there is anything to be concerned about. As usual, she's staying strong and but knowing that you all are praying for her helps. My gut tells me that she will be fine.
Peighton also paid a visit to the doctor today. For the past several weeks she has been very fussy, had a loss of appetite, hasn't slept well, and has had some pretty nasty diapers. I noticed that she has two molars about ready to pop through in her mouth. That may explain these symptoms, but I wanted to play it safe and get her to the doctor. Knowing that Jen most likely had cancer while pregnant with Peighton tends to make me over react when she isn't feeling well. The probability of her contracting something as horrible as cancer from Jen is pretty much zilch, but I worry anyway. Long story short -- she's fine. Her teeth should be through the gums soon and we'll just watch her diet and diapers closely to see if maybe there's a food allergy of some sort that may be contributing to her minor bowel issues.
I've spoken to or received e-mails from many people sending their condolences but mentioning that they could not read the blog from start to finish. The reasons vary. A few minutes ago I attempted to look back at a year ago today and it was very difficult. I have to admit that I don't think I could read it either. That being said, I do think that many out there could benefit from Jen's posts. You can quickly see which posts are hers in the archives because her titles do not have ... after them, mine do. Jen's attitude and love jump right out of the screen at you. I feel the same when I read Shawndra Turner's blog at www.shawndraturner.blogspot.com.