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I am Not as Strong as I appear. I enjoy weakness from time to time. We are a homeschooling, special needs family of 6. My 4th son has a Congenital Heart defect, and my oldest has ADHD. I am a survivor of Adultery and mental abuse. I learned that you never really know someone until you are strong enough to stand up and walk away. I love and protect my children, with everything I have. My life might seem unbelievable, but I couldn't make this shit up if I tried! Stick around & let's get to know each other.

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Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday Y’all!

I got a call from UVa today. They called to schedule Owain’s Cath procedure in May, his Pre-op appointment June 23rd and Surgery date for the Fontan on June 24th.

Owain’s surgery is June 24th. Sigh. Cry. Vomit. Faint. Fall apart.

I am Thankful for all of the support and encouragement I have received already. I am Thankful that unless there is serious reason, we were able to schedule the surgery after the Mended Little Hearts Conference in the beginning of June, the Homeschool convention the next weekend and Wing Nut’s Birthday the following weekend. With prayers answered, we will be home by July 21st to celebrate Honey’s Nut’s Birthday and Little Nut Nut’s on the 25th. I know that is asking a lot, but I am praying.

I am Thankful for our trip to Hershey Park sometime before Wing Nut’s birthday that we are planning as a way to spoil all of our children before Owain’s surgery. We were there just before Little Nut Nut was born, it will be 5 years in June. The Big 2 have been asking to go back ever since. We  haven’t told them yet, they are going to be so excited. I am also Thankful that we have 3 months to try to come up with the money for this.

As always, I am Thankful for my happy, healthy, wild little beasties that run around my house all day long driving me crazy, I am Thankful that we still have a roof over our heads and for our wonderfully supportive group of friends and family and all the ways they help us.

So what are you Thankful for today? It is so easy to join in and tell everyone.

Here is how Thankful Thursdays works:

1. Post your Thankful Thoughts on your blog. Somewhere in your post please mention The Nut House and/or ourhappynuthouse.com so that your friends, family and visitors know where to find other Thankful Thoughts. You can also grab my Thankful Thursdays banner and link to that. Once you have done that you can come back here and add your post to my Inlinkz.

Not every one has a blog, so:

2. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave a Thankful Thoughts comment in the comment section.

3. You can show your Thankful Thoughts any way you like, as a list, a story, a vlog, as one word, one sentence or just a picture.

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4 Responses to Thankful Thursday

  1. Kenna on March 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Wow, I sound like you but I don’t have nearly the children. And why is the phone such a child magnet? I haven’t seen them in 20 minutes, they are actively engaged in toys but 30 seconds after I get on that phone they all appear desperate for help/attention/food. Praying for your peace and comfort.

    • Hazel Nut on March 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      Thanks Kenna! Yeah, before I got on the phone, they were deeply entrenched in a game they were all playing together. It is like they play the game bother mom the most…they all won yesterday, lol.

  2. Rose on March 10, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Wow, you have a lot on your plate right now. But I am so glad the money was still there this morning.
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    • Hazel Nut on March 10, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      You and me both! Boy did I have some fretful dreams last night.

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