Things are going well over at Spectrum Butterworth. My mom says the pain is a more endurable than she had anticipated. They are keeping her pretty doped up to keep the pain under control. They did have her stand up for a minute or two today. Keeping all the tubes and wires straight was quite the challenge. :-) She did very well and did not get too light headed. One prayer request- around 8:00 this evening she started running a fever. After another hour it had gone up significantly. They were taking some blood samples and doing a chest X-ray to see if she is developing pneumonia. Please pray that this truns out to be nothing of significance and she can continue on the road to recovery.
Here at the Buck household, things continue along pretty quietly. Josh is planning on starting driver's training this spring. We (meaning me) are excited to allow him some independence and get him out of the house on his own. The house is coming along amazingly well. The drywall is pretty much done. We are starting to pick out things for the house such as bedding for the kids bedrooms and that kind of fun stuff. :-) Ephram started crawling TODAY!!! We are so excited. He was 10 months yesterday and finally decided to get moving. He is so laid back we think he has had no desire to try. He is so cute, he gets his nose all scrunched up and gets this gummy smile on his face like he's so proud of himself! Noah continues to be a stinker. He is getting up a lot at night and not going back to sleep. This makes mommy tired. He has found danger again in some new ways. Day before yesterday, he drove our van across the road and ended up in the neighbors yard. We totally flipped! He got himself into quite a bit of trouble. He has started a new med and we are back to monitoring his every move. Please pray for his safety and our ability to be good parents to him. Zoe is loving learning. She is learning how to sound words out and loves to figure out what letter "comes next." Vowels are hard for her but she is doing great. She is also our little homemaker. She definitely has the gift of hospitality. When she heard I was heading up to the hospital to see grandma, she had to make grandma some food. She got a baggie of animal crackers and strawberries for her. When I got home, she asked me if grandma liked her food. She loves to be a caretaker. She is one special gal.
Josh's mom, dad and brother came up last night. The snow made the trip trecherous but they made it here safe and sound. Having them here allowed me to spend the day with my mom. After all she has done for us, it was the only place I wanted to be. It's nice to be able to do something for her for once. :-)
Tomorrow is Easter. I pray you all have a blessed day and remember to stop and think of what an amazing God we serve, one who died on a cross and then miraculously rose from a grave so that we can have eternal life. Wow. When you grow up in the church and hear it so many times, it sometimes doesn't seem so amazing. But when you stop and think, how can we be anything but thankful? Even when life throws you curve balls, the truth of Lord doesn't change. And for that, I am thankful.