Monday, June 1, 2009

June Is Here Already And May Is Gone

Once again, the month of May flew by and today is the first of a new month. I have been enjoying the last week and a half not having any workers in the house. I am getting things put back together and enjoying some of the best showers in my life:) The plumbing is done and everything works excellent. I am a happy camper.

On Friday while watching Isaac and Hannah, there was a knock at the door and it was my Sissy, (Corky's sister). She is a nurse, has been for over 30 years and I thought she was on her way to work. She said she had just been fired. Her boss, Dr. Ross died last summer. He was the most wonderful "old school" doctor who saved my life when I got breast cancer. He considered us family and we were close. He let Sissy be the kind and compassionate nurse God intended her to be with his patients. New doctors in the practice started squeezing her out after his death. Why did they let her go? Because she talked with and encouraged the patients. The doctors say it is their job and yet they don't do it. Oh, I could go on and on but would you just pray for her heart at this time? She is 65 and it is such a blow, like being put out to pasture. I know God has her covered and she trusts Him.

Isaac turned four with a vengence:) Everything he does now is stronger and smarter because "I am four now grandma". I just love this little guy. Last week we went shopping and got all of our water toys for summer. Squirt guns and cannons, Hose hook up water and ball shooter, all things wet! We tried them all out when Grandpa got home. He (Grandpa) couldn't wait to shoot the cannon thing, it goes for about 10 to 12 feet and has power. Hannah played with her purple squirt gun Isaac picked out for her and it was a crack up. She held it backwards in her hand and used her thumb on the trigger, which blasted her in the face each time she squeezed it. She was cracking herself up and loved it. It will be a fun and wet summer here:)

In the next few weeks I will be lining up my appointments for physical, pap smear, mammogram etc. and would appreciate your prayers. It always makes me nervous. Then I need to hit the dentist to get some serious work done. I don't mind dental work at all and root canals are a breeze for me. I am just embarrassed to get started with a new dentist and the condition of my teeth.

On a lighter note, Miss Bolte, Kristy's baby girl will be a June baby after all. She will be delivered by C section on the 3rd if she doesn't show up before then. Please pray for her as she waits and looks forward to meeting her sweet girl. I am so excited for her and am praying for peace and joy to fill their family. This is their fifth child, and Isaac and Asher are with the Lord.

There is not much else going on around here right now. I am going to close for today and go hit a nice cool shower and get ready for the kids to get here. I hope you all have a great day. Say Hi if you stop in, my readership is down lately:) Let me know if you need prayers for anything okay?

Love and Hugs, Laurie


Cathy said...

Oh how I wish your sissy(the nurse) lived near me. What I wouldn't give for a sweet, compassionate nurse to help and love on sweet Annabel. We have had one who did good nursing but didn't care to even speak to Annabel when i wasn't here. (Shame on me, I video taped her) One day when I walked in I heard her holloring at Annabel. Annabel just doesn't and can't do anything wrong.)
I am so glad you are getting house back to normal and your baths are back in shape. I love the image of you loving your grandbabies or big boy! A wet summer sound like heaven to me.
Will be praying for your appt., Laurie. Glad you tell us where we can be of help to you. Love you and thank you so much for your prayers.

Kathryn said...

I'm sorry for your Sissy & will pray. I haven't much respect - i haven't any respect - for the current medical system. I worked hospitals for 10 years & it is just awful. Your sissy might want to consider working for a holistic or alternative doc or clinic. OC & North San Diego county have several. They still try to treat people with dignity.

Love your "wet summer" with the grandkids!

You can pray for me. You pray for so many with babies. Would you pray for one without? I fear God is calling us to live a childless life & i'm struggling with it. Thanks.

Laurie in Ca. said...

I am so glad you DID video tape that nurse. Yelling at Annabel is not acceptable at all. Thank you for your prayers. I need them:)

I am praying for your trip and asking all of my friends here to pray for your hearts desire, a baby. I am praying that your struggle will turn to peace for you my friend.

Kristy said...

Hello beautiful!
I am wonderful. Sorry I haven't been around much in bloggerville, but I so appreciate you thinking about me. I will get back to blogging.......sometime......soon.......maybe.....!! ;o)
I'm so proud of you for getting everything lined up and getting all your appointments DONE - you will feel so amazing after all is said and done. Of course I, (along with many others) will be praying.
Love to you too sweet lady ~ have a fantastic Monday!!
Blessings ~

Dawn said...

Wow, what a blow! To Sissy and to the patients. What a pathetic situation.

I have a wonderful doctor and the surgeon was great. I just hate the insurance system so much. I'm with you on the new dentist thing. I had to change because of coverage and this new one found much more to worry about than my old one. She was a young woman I'd known since she was 5 - think that's why she was "easy" on me?

I love the word picture of Hannah squirting herself. What a fun thing! I would love to meet both of them and have a play date with ours.

Have a great day and please pray for Kristen, who now has pleurisy - I have the kids again and have had them since Friday.

Laurie in Ca. said...


I am so glad you popped in:) I know you are busy with homeschooling and family. I sure do miss you though.

Dawn, I am praying for Kristen to feel better really soon. And it would be so fun to get all the grandkids together for play. How cute would that be? Love you.

pam said...

I am always checking to see if you have posted anything new! So, I am here, either way you are always in my heart.

I am so sorry about your SIL, what a horrible thing to have happen to her. The patients are the ones losing out, somethings just do not make sense at all. She is in my prayers.

I can not believe it is June already, the kids only have four weeks of school left! Today is cold and yuck...but hopefully things will turn around quickly. And, we can get the water guns out.

Enjoy your day with the kids

Love you!

Susie (So Blessed) said...

I am sorry that happened to your sister in law...what a loss it will be the patients who will miss out on her caring heart. I will pray for her...and for you, Laurie, as you have your physical and mammogram. Keep enjoying those precious grandchildren...I know that you are as much a blessing to them as they are to you!

connie said...

I hated to read about your Corky's sister .... I am praying that she will either find work she can love, or enjoy a rest. Good nurses who can provide a human touch when people are fearful (and who isn't, when going to see a doctor), are a precious gift.

I'll pray about your visits, too ... just did the same, myself. Except the mammogram - have to wait till no longer making milk. I was procrastinating big time, for various reasons, and am glad I finally did it. I hope you feel the same, and that you only get good reports.