I am not sure how it seems to you, but the days here in the Mortenson home seem to be quicker and shorter than ever! I guess it is getting darker earlier. But when we stop and realize that this weekend marked the month anniversary of Sophia's heart being fixed, we are very aware of how quickly the moments are passing.
I am sorry I have not written on here for so long! We feel more tired after Sophia came out of the hospital than during the whole ordeal! I guess that is what happens when we get back to the "norms" of life and we have a toddler whose energy level and personality has tripled!! She really is doing well. We think her new energy level has led to her catching up on many things...mainly the terrible twos!! Our favorite thing we have noticed about Sophia since surgery is that she laughs!! Not just her old laugh but a big belly full laugh all the time. What a beautiful thing it is to hear her fill the house with laughter!
Another anniversary coming up is our two year mark of having Shane and Jesse with us. It feels like years and days all at the same time! Sometimes when the days are long and we don't have eyes to see, it feels like we will always be wrestling the pain in the boys and how it affects them. But when we stop and look at the truth, we see two boys who are truly healing and changing every day. Jesse is playing violin, getting good grades, and talking about his feelings which is such a change from where he was two years ago. Shane is very 16! He is such a smart kid who is really struggling through the fact that his disability is taking from him all the time. He is starting to lose the ability to feed himself and we realize that though we can try to make things ok for him, we cannot stop this terrible thing called Muscular Dystrophy. Please pray for Shane as he works through these days and for us as we need wisdom on how to love him in this. He had his spinal surgery one year ago next week! I cannot imagine what he would feel like or look like without having that surgery. He is such a handsome guy!
Ben is working hard and is an amazing dad and husband. He really is such a wonderful partner in ministry and life. I really did marry up! We are really hoping to get some time for just the two of us soon. Aunt Ellie's river house has never seemed so appealing!!
So, all in all we are blessed...and though at times we might feel consumed:) we are not crushed!!
We are so thankful His strength is made perfect in our weakness!