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Life has been absolutely crazy {and hard} lately and blogging has taken a back seat to the chaos. There's so much going on and quite honestly my mind has just been elsewhere. 

On Friday {9/4} my mom came home sick from work. She said that she just felt like she had the flu. And then she started getting hives {and swelling} on her legs and had shooting pains...so then her mind went to shingles. Finally on Wednesday 9/9 Mom went to the doctor. The dr started examining her and her vitals were crazy. She was showing signs of a possible heart attack, diabetes, anemia, and a couple of others I can't remember. The doctor sent her straight to the ER. They did more testing there and everything came back okay except her thyroid. She was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism/Thyrotoxicosis.  We were actually a bit relieved when we learned of this. It's treatable and most of the time manageable. But, what we didn't realize is that mom had just gone through a Thyroid Storm and how serious it was. It caused mom to have a very enlarged heart and her body was basically shutting down. Thankfully she got to the hospital when she did and started being treated. She's now on heart medication, thyroid medication, an antibiotic and anxiety medication. The doctor said that she would be fine as long as she is taking these medications until she can see an endocrinologist. She didn't show any signs of cancer in her thyroid, but will need more extensive testing to rule it out for sure. She's at the endocrinologist right now and we should know more after this appt. We would appreciate any and all prayers you would be willing to lift up for us.

And...Mason is having trouble in school. This is another post for another time...but he is having issues with following directions, talking too much, and not listening. My sweet little five year old got a referral on the 15th day of Kindergarten! This mama heart is shattered!

Anyhow...I thought a currently post would be a good post for today! It's been forever since I have blogged. 

Watching >> Football...tis the season!

Looking forward to >> trips coming up! Round top the first of October, then maybe a trip to Winstar with the group we camp with at Labor/Memorial Day, camping at JellyStone for their Fall Fiesta, The pumpkin patch at Mainstay Farms, The Polar Express at the Texas State Railroad in November, and camping at Beaver's Bend in December. There are a few others in the works, but these are a for sure! 

Feeling >> stressed, sick, tired, heartbroken

Laughing at >> not a lot lately. I mean, Mason is funny all the time...but things have just been hard lately. Not to be a debbie downer, just being honest.

Listening to >> Soul on Fire by Third Day.  

Planning >> So many trips {see "looking forward to"}

Enjoying >> All of the family time we have had lately. With just our little family of three, and with both my side of the family and Nates. Just love it. Mason was grounded from all electronics this weekend due to his behavior at school and we seriously had a great weekend. We went out to supper on Friday and had the best one we've had in a while! 

Dreading >> news. lots and lots of news. But praying for the absolute best. 

Wanting >> for mom to get good news from the endocrinologist and management for her illness and for her to just feel better, and for Mason to have a good day at school. 

Encouraged by >> The bible, She Reads Truth, First 5 app and sweet sweet friends!

What are you currently up to?


  1. Hugs, sweet mama!! Hang in there! I've been praying for you and your mama. And I'm sorry to hear about Mason, I know that's hard to hear. Just remember he's having a pretty big change with going to school. He will adjust. You know the real Mason.

  2. aw, Crystal! I'm sorry things are rough right now! I'll be praying for you, and for your mom, and for sweet Mason!

  3. Hugs friend. Praying for peace of mind and heart during this rough patch.

  4. Oh my gosh!!! Your mom! I saw your posts on Facebook but had no idea what was going on. So glad they found out what was wrong and that she is on the mend!

  5. I hate that for you and your Momma. And poor Mason. I sometimes wonder what expectations they are using with little ones. I'm hoping that preschool for 2 and then pre-k for a year more than prepares Connor for the big world of Kindergarten.
    I'll be praying for your Momma. That the medicines work, that there is no cancer and that she is feeling as good as new soon. Hugs, Crystal!

  6. I am so sorry to hear about your mom's diagnosis. Thankful she was admitted in time for treatment. Ill be praying for your family.

  7. I am very sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she is better soon and gets a good report from her Doctor. That is A LOT to have happen at once so it will take some time to feel better but hopefully the med will begin to kick in and help her recover.
    I hate that Mason is having a hard time - Kindergarten is hard - I wish someone would have told me how hard it would be. Lia is having a hard time- she did great the 1st few weeks but now ..... the fun-ness and newness has worn off and its HARD. Kindergarten is a big change for these little ones for the most part they are 5 and that is not a very mature age and the expectations are sometimes a little unrealistic.I pray every day for a good day - a day without tears or a call saying what went wrong- I pray for the other kids in the class that may not have a good support system like Lia does and do not get any guidance at home but some days are just hard all the way around! I am curious what is a referral? If you need anything let me know - I am going though the same Kindergarten funky thing :(

    Hang in there.


  8. Praying for your mom and sending lots of hugs your way!

  9. So sorry to hear about your mom, but so thankful she was able to get to the doctor, get a diagnosis, and get medication to help her keep her thyroid condition under control. Praying that her last doctor visit brought you all good news.
    Mason sounds like almost EVERY SINGLE little boy I know that is his age. Hang in there, momma!
    Can't wait to hear about all the trips you have coming up.


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