Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I am currently in the hospital at UAB. Things are going good so far. It has only been one day and I already feel better. I came in extremely dehydrated and had to be given fluids over night. Today I have felt much better and I believe it has a lot to do with the fact that I am now hydrated!! =) Being away from Peyton is never easy. She gets tossed around a bit while I am away, however it is the way things have to be. I really hope I am able to come home in time to spend Valentine's Day with her. Valentine's Day has never been one of my favorite holidays, yet when you have children you learn to look forward to every holiday. It is so much fun for them. We bought Peyton's Valentine cards for her class before I left so she would have them. I may have made the mistake by not helping her to fill them out. I hope she remembers all the children in her class! I may have to call some family to help her with it!
Today has been really good. I have spent most of the day reading a new book I purchased, written by Bill Hunt. It is called "The Last Witness From a Dirt Road". So far it has proven to be an incredible read. It has by far accomplished lifting me from this hospital room and setting me down right into the sugar plantations of Louisiana in 1946. Any book that can give me an escape from this place is a good book to me!!!
I took a short nap after lunch and then walked down to Starbucks. My addiction to that place is so unsettling.
I have seen many doctors today. All with fairly good reports. Other than the whole usual spill of the usual. Day two and I am already longing for home. Hopefully this trip will be a short one!!!


  1. Hey! I'm sure Peyton will do fine with her Valentine's. She is such a sweet and bright little girl. I'm glad I get to teach her class now at Epic and get to know her!!
    If I were in your place, I would probably be in Starbucks wayyy too much...out of boredom and ADDICTION!
    Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you and praying this is a short stay for you!
    Love you!

  2. Wishing you home soon and a world blessed with paper hearts and big,big smiles!

    Much Peace