Wednesday, August 5, 2009

4th of July

Here are a couple of the 4th of July pictures we got done before the surgery. Photoshop has this really cool sketch option which is what I did to all of these.

Isabelle had a PT session earlier this week with her Early Intervention therapist. She did pretty well. She did some standing at the couch but they mainly worked on sit to stand in order to build her endurance back up. She was not able to stand up for very long. I plan on setting up an appointment with her PT at Children's soon and then we will start back at The Bell Center on September 9th.

On another medical note, the pin site that was giving us some trouble a few weeks ago is starting to act up again. Please continue to pray for healing of her pin sites and no infections. She has done so well so far so let's keep it up! Oh, and on a funny side note the hair around the four pin sites in the back have turned blond from the peroxide I use to clean her pin sites with. She is definitely the only two year old I know with high lites.

While I am here I also have a favor to ask you guys. Although this blog is mainly for Isabelle updates I do want to give you guys a little update on my life and ask that you pray for wisdom for decisions I will need to be making within the next month. As of August 8th I will officially be a college graduate. HOORAY!!!! While this is great, exciting, and long awaited news I am now faced with having to make decisions about our future. Now that I am a single mom I need to think about stability as well as safety and money. There are many jobs a Criminal Justice major can get, they just are not always safe or pay well. Not to mention the fact that there just aren't many jobs out there right now anyway. I also have the option of continuing with school which I plan to do eventually anyway. I am just not sure now is the right time. Anyway, to make a long story short, I have a lot of options I am toying with right now and just need the wisdom to know the right thing to do. So any prayers, advice, or words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.


  1. Amanda we are so glad that everthing with Isabelle is continuing to go well. On the other part of your post if you have any questions about jobs or potential jobs in the criminal justice field let me know and I can get you in touch with Joseph. I know you have met him before, but he has a masters in criminal justice and is currently working for the Tuscaloosa County Sherriffs office. He would probably be glad to answer what questions he can or help you find people in the field that can steer you in the right direction. Just let me know.

    Todd and Leanne

  2. Congrats college grad! I'm so excited for you! I will certainly keep you and of course Isabelle in my prayers. I'll be up in B'ham not this weekend, but the next if you want to get together and let the kiddos have a playdate or better yet us some "mommy time"