Sunday, January 13, 2013

Moving On

Here we are thirteen days into the new year and we have to admit we are kind of stuck.  We don't want to move out of our happy-all-stay-home-together-hibernating mode. Our time together during the holidays was so absolutely wonderful that we are finding it hard to move back into the daily business of coming and going to school (for Liv) and work.  What we have decided to do is to simply combine our have to do list with our want to do list and continue to enjoy our lives together.

One of the things on our 'have to do' list was Elena's clinic appointment on Jan. 10th.  She had a great visit!  Praise God!  All of her counts were up and she has been feeling good.  The doctors cut her steroid dose in half and will perform another adrenal gland test at her next appointment which is scheduled for Jan, 25th.  Please continue to pray for Elena's body to fully recover from the side-effects she is experiencing due to the prolonged use of certain treatment protocols.  Please also pray that we can continue to ween Elena off of some of the 13 pills she still takes every day.  Taking fewer pills will indicate that Elena's body is getting stronger and stronger; not to mention how happy she will be!  She is really tired of pills.

This weekend we also got to celebrate something from our 'want to do' list: Olivia's 11th Birthday Party!  She and some friends had a wonderful time sharpening their roller skating skills at Skate Country before returning home for cake and ice cream.  There is simply nothing better than watching one of your children celebrate another milestone in their life.  We look forward to many, many more!

So as we reluctantly leave behind the peace and tranquility of the past few weeks, we look forward to all of the new experiences that God has planned for us in the future. 

"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."  - Joseph Campbell

In Him,
The Tates

"Since no man knows the future, who can tell him what is to come?"    Ecclesiastes 8:7


  1. Happy Birthday to Olivia, and love to you all!! The Slater's

  2. Happy Birthday Olivia! So happy for you!