Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A change is a comin...

I am so excited about getting an ambush makeover to my blog!!  Stay Tuned - I am also super excited that my hubby told me I could get a new camera.  My sister, Amy http://www.thebeasleys2002.blogspot.com/, will be going to Wolf Camera to help me pick one out.  I hope yall are all doing well.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Crazy Weather...

On Sunday afternoon an EF5 tornado hit the town of Joplin, MO.  The destruction is absolutely devastating.  I can not imagine what that town is going through.  The stories of survival are amazing and the stories of loss make my stomach hurt.  Their schools are gone and neighborhoods completely flattened. 

This is the Joplin Regional Medical Center, can you imagine??  My first thought when I saw this was where are all the people who are hurt going to go? 




A few weeks ago tornadoes hit Tuscaloosa, AL.  Could you imagine this coming coming towards you?
 
 
 
 
I pray for the people of Joplin tonight as another line of storms are headed their way.  I pray a hedge of protection around their town.  I pray for the people who are missing and for the families who have lost loved ones.  I also pray for the people of  Tuscaloosa as they start to rebuild their town.  Lord be with them all!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A sad Saturday...

Cameron and I have 3 dogs.  Chase, Kobi, & Winston.  We have had Chase for 8 years.  I still remember the day we got her.  We pulled up at this house in Frayser and there she was the cutest 3 month old white German Shepard you have ever seen.  I loved her instantly.  She is was such a good dog.  She loved looking out the front door keeping watch on the neighborhood, she had to be the 1st out the door to go out back, she loved to have her belly rubbed, she was so motherly with Winston, Kobi was her best friend, and she did not like the cat next door at all.  She was very protective of me.  I know she would never let anything happen to me. 
A couple of weeks ago Chase started dragging her back legs.  Last Friday I took her to the vet and he was very perplexed.  All the x-rays and blood work came back great but it was obvious that she was losing her muscle mass and strength.  They decided to to muscle biopsy.  Dr. Weatherly explained it to me that he was concerned that she may have something similar to Muscular Dystrophy.  We had to wait a week for the biopsy to come back.  While she never cried or acted like she was in pain she had to drag both her back legs and was just withering away.  I cried ALOT.  Friday Dr. Weatherly called with the results... They were good!!  What in the world??  He explained that he had never seen anything like it and neither had his colleagues.  She probably had some kind of rare nerve disorder.  To confirm what she had and get treatment options we would have to go to a Neurologist.  But regardless of the diagnosis she would not gain any of her muscle loss back.  I explained that she had gotten much worse in the past week and asked the question that made me want to throw up..."Would it be in her best interest if we let her go?"  He said it would probably be in her best interest that she was a sick girl.  Cameron had to work Friday which sucked.  So I dealt with news alone.  I just cried and cried and petted her and gave her kisses.  We decided not to prolong it and took her yesterday morning.  We had to carry her to the car.  The drive to the vet (which is 5 minutes away) seemed to take forever.  Cameron carried her back.  We said our goodbyes and left.  It was so hard.  I knew we were doing the right thing but I miss her so much!!  Our dogs are our children.  We were very worried about the other dogs, especially Kobi.  They seem to be doing well though.  We had lots of cuddle time yesterday along with tears. 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Accountability...

ac·count·abil·i·ty

noun \ə-ˌkan-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Definition of ACCOUNTABILITY

: the quality or state of being accountable; especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions.
 
That is what I hope to achive from this blog, accountability.  I have always wanted to journal.  Journal my thoughts, goals, achivements, prayers, happy thoughts, negative thoughts you get the idea.  I have bought several cute little books to write in an they all sit blank on our bookshelf or in a drawer.  I hope to hold myself more accountable by doing this online.  I am not doing this for others to read although you are more than welcome.  My life is actually pretty boring.  Sometimes I need to get my thoughts out of my head though and I can type faster than I can write.  So thats that...