trip update.

We had an amazing trip to the valley. We got to visit with family and friends, eat some yummy food, and enjoy Ian’s big speech. The last time we had been down to visit was Christmas of 2011, only a month before Ian got sick. I learned that no matter how much time goes by, we instantly click back into friendships. When we got together with old friends it was just like it always was… Except now we all have kids. šŸ™‚ It was such a blessing to see people. We loved every minute.

Ian is doing fantastic! He drove the entire 4 hour drive there and back, which is a big deal when you are wearing fake legs. He was able to adapt what he needed at my parent’s house, too, which makes us think that traveling will now be possible. Yay!! (Carsland, anyone??)

We are looking forward to a fun summer with our kids. Since we didn’t do much last summer we want to make up for it (Ian had his legs amputated last July.) Maybe we will take some road trips to Houston and Dallas to visit friends and squeeze in some fun activities. I’d love to go to the beach, but we haven’t quite figured out how we will do that with fake legs. As far as I know we shouldn’t get them wet.. We will see..

God has been so faithful and good to us. He continues to provide for us and show us that this is His path for us. Our children are doing wonderfully! Praise God that they have handled everything so well. Thank you for your continued prayers. Our family has been blessed by them. šŸ™‚


big week.

This is a big week for us. Ian is going to finally have his permanent legs finished up tomorrow! These are the ones we have been aiming to have since the very beginning. They are lighter than all the temporary ones that he has had and have a better suspension system. He should be able to keep these for the next 6 months to a year with very minimal adjustments. It’s so great to finally have them- I can’t believe this is it.

A bit of good news related to this is that Ian can now start running. Yay! He will need to get special running legs called blades to run with. Our prosthetist tells us that insurance does not cover a second pair of legs and would consider that to be more of a luxury. So, we are trying to get some donated… Possibly an amputee that has outgrown his or something like that. We will see! I’m sure God will provide them for us.

This is the week that Ian will be speaking at our high school baccalaureate. We are so excited to be going back home for a few days. I’m also nervous about the four hour drive home. This will be the first time we take a trip with the five of us since Ian got sick. It’s a big deal for our family.

I’m also very anxious to hear him speak. I know he has a wonderful heart and an amazing story to tell. I want others to hear it, too!

We are so grateful. Life seems like it has finally reached the “new normal.” We are enjoying every minute of it! God is so good!!!