Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A {Very Extended} Summer Break in Oregon

My family visiting me in the hospital on Easter Sunday.
Hello friends! I've been MIA a couple weeks because....I had an appendectomy!!!! Can you believe it? Ouch! Yep, two weeks ago I was in extreme pain and knew something was wrong. It took them four days to decide to do a second scan and by then my appendix had burst and things were not good! Thankfully, I'm home recovering well now.

Ironically, the day before I got sick, Jamie and I had decided on a plan for our unexpected need to move out of this house. {If you've not been following, our landlord is selling the house---this is the second time this has happened in 9 months...} We decided to step up our game and get ready to buy our own house that no landlord can sell out from under us! Our plan was for me to take the kids and head to my mom's in Oregon for the summer while he stays here with friends---leaving us very little living expenses and a whole bunch of $$ to save toward our home. This was a great plan...until I got sick.

It's still the plan---but it's been so humbling to sit here in bed while my husband and kids literally do everything it takes to get our family ready to move out. From packing to hauling to cleaning to shopping, they've done all the things I normally do during the day, as well as during a move. I'm so thankful---they're doing a great job!

So, next week at this time, we will be preparing to head out to Oregon! I'm looking forward to the time spent with family and friends...this might turn into more of a travel blog for the summer as I share with you all the Pacific NW fun! Still, it's going to be really hard to be away from Jamie all summer. Please pray for us!


  1. Wow, I am so sorry for all you have been going through! What a time of it you are having. It is such times that I find myself so utterly thankful for the Lord... and for my family. Sometimes I hear of people who are ill and have no family(maybe not friends either) and I think that is so very sad. I'm glad your family is able to minister to you right now. The summer sounds like it will have its own blessings... and challenges... including being apart. I will be praying for you. Thank you for hosting the party and I hope you have a good week. :)

  2. Good morning, Sarah! Thanks for hosting the party. I will be sending prayers and hugs your way. It sounds like a major change, but I know you and your family with journey through with lots of love! Here's to saving lots and lots so you can get your own home really soon.

  3. Wow! I don't think I could handle all that, Sarah! Looking forward to reading about your time in the Northwest. Wishing you a speedy recovery and all the best. (PS Just 12 hours to get in on my giveaway!)

  4. Hello. I hope you're better now. Thank you for hosting the party.

  5. I hope you are feeling much better! Enjoy your summer. It sounds like a wonderful plan!

  6. I was missing you and am so, so sorry to hear this. It is a very heavy load and I pray for your speedy recovery and for your family during this time. Moving...OY! My least favorite thing to do in the world.

    So glad to see your posts, dear sister.

  7. Oh. My. Goodness. I cannot believe all that is happening in your life right now! I don't handle even 'small' changes well so to try to imagine what your life is like . . . wow! His strength is INDEED made perfect in our weakness. Praying for grace, peace, finances and provision for you and your family!

  8. Praying for a speedy recovery! Thanks for hosting the party in the midst of everything you're having to deal with.

  9. Hope you are feeling better soon and all goes well with the move.


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