Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It's Been Crazy Around Here...

I guess December is a busy month no matter what, but it has seemed extra crazy around here. We were all sick last week with a cold and the girls are still getting over it, but thankfully they didn't seem to get it as bad as Jacob and I. The week before that Jacob had hurt his ankle really bad and at about the same time, work quit because of the cold weather so that's been pretty tough. He's been applying for a bunch of different jobs, but that bad thing is that a lot of them can take months before they let you know if you have the job or not, so it's tough to know which direction to go since in a couple months someone could be contacting him with a job. He is actually working today though, so that's a blessing, but I'm not sure if he'll be working tomorrow or not.

Sunday morning, my sister Elisabeth, who is a flight medic on the Staff for Life, was in a helicopter crash. It was one of the scariest things and I didn't even know the whole of it till later, but it's truly a miracle that all three of them on the helicopter survived. They all have similar conditions (broken back/crushed vertebra), but nothing life threatening. Both the pilot and nurse had to have surgery right away and they thought Elisabeth was going to have to, but then they decided since she was young and strong to see if it would heal on its own. So she is wearing a brace and if it looks like its working, she will be wearing it for the next 6 weeks. She went home yesterday and I got to see her and spend some time with her, which was really nice! She is such an amazing person and definitely one of the strongest people I know and she kept up her wonderful sense of humor through the whole ordeal and it was funny to get to hear her yesterday. :) She has an amazing story though. There was no reason what so ever why that helicopter didn't go up in flames immediately on impact, other than the grace of God, because when they hit the ground fuel was spraying up into the helicopter (they were all soaked in fuel) and there were flames on both sides of the helicopter. She said she knew she wouldn't be able to get out quick enough because her legs weren't working right, but then the flames just went out! God truly was working and had His hand on them and I am so thankful that they all made it out alive! We'll probably be visiting my sister often over the next couple of months since she's going to have a lot of down time and she still needs prayer, since it'll be pretty tough for her.

On another note....Jacob and I had our 4 year anniversary on the 9th! It's kind of hard to believe, but it's been a good 4 years...even during his deployment there were some good times too. We went to a nice steak dinner for our anniversary...the first time in a long time where we didn't have one of the girls with us, so that was nice and relaxing and so like the times before we had kids. Including the toothpick finale! I love you Jacob! :D Then the next evening we went to see Narnia-Voyage of the Dawn Treader, where we snuck food into the theatre (that is where big purses come in handy!) and then Jacob had to go get a pretzel along with a big soda....then we proceeded to watch the movie! :) Of course, both of us throughout the movie would worry about it being too loud and waking up the girls or trying to cough quietly so as not to disturb the girls! Yeah, I think we need to do it more often...we're out of practice with it just being the two of us since we're so used to doing things with the girls. :) After the movie we went to Toys R Us (I really do love that store!) to do some Christmas shopping for the girls and that was a lot of fun...I could spend a really long time in there just looking at everything! Then as we were leaving we saw a Krispy Kreme, Jacob stopped just for me and he even got milk so we could eat donuts in the car! It was a fun two day anniversary!
A lot can happen in 4 years and we were blessed with two beautiful little girls!


Micah said...

Wow..what an amazing story. Praising God with you and praying for Elizabeth.