This has been a fairly emotional week/weekend (well for me anyway– mind you comparing me to Dennis and 2 teenager boys). And this week is seeming to start out to be the same!

Friday we saw Dr. Chapman and he hadnt seen any paper work from Wpg yet (which is funny since Wpg told me to make the appt and they would be sure to send it all to him…) so Sam and i filled Dr. Chapman in on everything that has happened since we left the hospital in Npw on July 29th….EVERYTHING. Sam is doing great and is now weighing 91.25 lbs! that is almost a 2lb gain from when we left Wpg!!! YYEEAAAA Sam! (now eat some more spuds and meat! 🙂 )

This week is filled with appointments for orthodontist for Josh, school supply shopping for everyone (gold nuggets needed here), school meetings to arrange tutor and possbile EA for SAm, we start family and possibly individual counselling this week, getting all the kids to their schools to see who their teachers are (and having meetings with teachers and principals to discuss the situation), a card makig gurly session for Hannah with Mrs. Sue on Wednesday, company Wed. night (so a hot tub session for us… whew!) hair appointment, canning of tomatoes and then ending off this wonderfully crazy and nutty week– my 3rd knee surgery. sigh

The kids all seem to be quite excited about school starting. I think they want to get back into a routine and i know Sam will appreciate them not being here so he can have some quiet time. People have been asking how he is doing and i say he is doing great physically and the rest will come. Not that he has any mental issues per se… more some slight social skills that need to be re adjusted. He is also a much more subdued than before (i know this is only to be expected– but some days it is very unnerving for me)

The other kids are all quieter and calmer too (for the most part) and some days i just want to scream “GIVE ME BACK MY KIDS!!” but then i think we are all in a new learning curve and God put us here for a reason… just wish he could fill me in a bit more. But i also know that GOd doesnt give us more than we can handle:

1Corinthians 10:13 – The Message
13No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.

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