That's right, John passed his nursing boards!!! Thanks for your prayers, and encouragement over the past 2 years, he is so thankful to be done... and so are we! I haven't figured out what we are going to do with the extra time he will be home, but it seems like he has been picking up so many extra shifts at work that it hasn't sunk in yet. The test can be anywhere from 75 to 265 questions... and John was randomly selected to take the WHOLE test, so he was there for a good 5 hours. I am so proud of him!
John's mom Lou has been in town since Monday, and we made a quick trip to Kansas City, and have gotten to enjoy having her in town. Sidenote: if you ever take your kids to Kansas City, you should go to the T-Rex cafe... it is amazing! We sat under a giant jelly fish, and there are moving dinosaurs all over the restaurant. Lyla thought she was scared of them ("I no like dinosaurs mommy!"), but I think she secretly had a great time. Lou watched Lyla play at Gymboree this morning, it was fun to share that with her. She will be in town for another week and a half and will get to see my next ultrasound.
Speaking of which, our next appointment is this coming Monday. I am still holding on to that glimmer of hope that we will see improvements. I seem to be getting much larger so hopefully Evie is too. She is still kicking like crazy and likes to roll her whole body around, so hopefully she's not too uncomfortable. If I am going to be this big hopefully she is enjoying her space in there!!!
Thanks for your prayers, we have had a very good couple of weeks. We still take time to grieve and beg for healing, but our God is still good and is showering us with blessings. In the sermon last week Pastor Jeff mentioned a song called "Sweetly Broken" and I know deeply how that feels. As heartbroken as I am at times, I am experiencing God in ways I have never experienced Him before. I trust Him to carry us through and I know that doing life with Him is how I was created to live. I am glad that He is in control of Evie's life, as the outcomes are too overwhelming for me to even try to consider.
Love you friends, and I will update after our appointment.