Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015

I was up a little after 05:00 this morning and by 05:30 I was on line and working. I made sure to wake Linda at 06:00, or very close to that time, so she could get the girls up and moving. I needed to work on a couple of things, so I wasn't of much assistance to her, though I did wake up the girls. The girls were particularly excited today, because they were going to get to see their mother, after school. This is good because we've had them for just over four weeks now, and kids need their mothers. 

Linda got the girls over to the school and then took on the tasks of working on the house and helping Jason get ready for his appointment. Me, I was pounding on the keyboard and doing my best to get some information together and ready for presentation. 

Jason had his appointment with Wound Care, at Balboa hospital, and I'm glad because I needed him to pick up some specific supplies. Because Jason is using a wound-vac he needs some different items that we normally don't have, and before he went to the appointment we were completely out. Needless to say I was a little anxious to see the resupply, and then I could relax a little. The report back from the folks at Wound Care was positive, in that the wound is looking better and the left side is now closed. I just hope it remains closed this time. I could tell Jason was happy to hear that the left side was closed, as he was thinking that they might never close.

Shortly after Jason got home we received a call from the school, that the girls had not been picked up by their mother. This put us in to a bit of a blitz mode. We needed to finish up what we were doing and get out of the house in a matter of a couple of minutes, so we could go get the girls. Jason was quickly texting her to find out what happened, and found out that it was a matter of her making a couple of poor choices, but she was now on the way. Even so, Linda and I were on our way to pick up the girls, and to say the least, they were not happy to see us. They were expecting their mom and she was a no show. As we pulled into the driveway Jason sent Linda a text and told us that the mother was on her way. This was very good news for the girls, and actually for us as well. They got to see each other, and they will be together for a couple of days.

I was able to get back to work and finish up a few things, and then we all had dinner. I fixed some spaghetti and the three of us enjoyed a nice relaxed meal. While all this was going on, Carolyn, our new health aid worker, was taking care of Jason, and some of the tasks around the house, and as we sat down, she was headed out the door, and her shift was over. I think she is going to work out well, as her personality fits well with Jason's, and she has a son who is about Jason's age. He is also in the Army, so they have an area they can talk about - the military.

The evening ended with Linda and I heading down to Babys R Us, to do a car seat exchange. They were running a special on "booster" seat, that they would provide a sizable discount if you brought in an old car seat. The girls no longer need the car seats, as they've out grown them, and so now we have two new boosters that they like better, and we like them better because they're a little easier to work with. After that we just came home and now I'm finishing the blog. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive. 

2 comments:

  1. Jesus went through it all for you! Know that I'm here praying!
    Isaiah 53:4-6 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

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  2. We have hope because Jesus went through all this for us! Lifting up prayers right now!
    Isaiah 53:7-10: He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

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