Monday, January 20, 2014

A New Normal

It's now been two days since our family was reunited.  Laundry is caught up--for now.  Jeremy's homework is done, and he will return to school tomorrow.  Boyce and I will be taking care of documentation for my leave of absence and Paige's home-bound schooling.  What comes next?  Finding our family's 'new normal.'

Paige and I have talked about this at length over the last several days.  How would she feel each day?  Would she be able to eat real food?  Be around other people?  Gone are the days--for a while, at least--of any real schedule.  We're working around medication doses, PICC line flushing, and Paige's energy (and sickie-feeling) level.  There is still plenty to be done and plenty we can do--we just have to be patient and flexible as we work it all out.

Bottom line: Our family is pretty great at working together--and our teamwork will only get better as we fight this battle with Paige.  I have a feeling our 'new normal' won't be new very long.  

And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up…  James 5:15


  1. Continued prayers for Paige and all of your family! Love your blog and will continue to follow, support and pray during your journey. Seems like yesterday we were young and working at LNT. Those days are still very cherished memories of mine. I know your precious girl will fight this battle and win! Hugs from Ohio....

  2. Hugs and prayers from Deer Park. My son goes to school with Paige and my daughter is in your son's class. Your beautiful wife is also a friend. I will pray daily. I know that our community is here for you and your family through this.

  3. Sending prayers to all of you to continue to feel God's mighty strength during Paige's journey and recovery! I will continue to read your updates.....which is a blessing for all of us that know Paige and your wonderful family to be able to follow and see God's work. A passage from Proverbs I would like to share is "Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths." You and your family will get through this because you are doing exactly as He asks. Love to all!