Saturday, March 14, 2009

Job Offer

It has been 15 months since Scott resigned from his postition of CIO at St. Mary's Hospital. He has been working with my brother Jason at Lakeside Design and will continue to do so. They will be going to Market in North Carolina again this spring and everything looks promising. We still feel God's hand at work with Lakeside and expect to see many things happening soon.

However, during this time Scott has also been interviewing for jobs in healthcare IT. This past week he was offered a position at Jewish Hospital/St. Mary's Healthcare in Louisville, KY. He accepted. We will be putting the house up for sale and moving.

We don't know all the details yet, the when we will be moving, where we be moving and how this will all play out with Scott's health issues but we trust that God has it all planned out for us. Scott will have some orientation days starting in April and officially start in May. He has made arrangements to have time off in June for the surgery at Mayo should it be necessary.

Looks like we will be having a busy summer.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

In sickness and in health...

For better, for worse.
For richer, for poorer.
In sickness....

I have been watching Scott for the past couple of weeks. It has been creeping back, the pain I mean. Sometimes he tries to hide it. But, it is back. After the surgery he was able to have some relief. He was back to his old self. Nearly. We were both hopeful that the surgery had worked. And it still may. But there is no denying that the symptoms are returning. So, Scott called Mayo today and talked to the doctor. We may be looking at more tests to see if something has happened since the surgery.

I guess this is the "in sickness" part. It is a constant struggle for me to sit back and watch, helpless to do anything for the man with whom I have been made one under God. Never would I knowingly forsake my vow to him. I vowed to be united with him in sickness and in health. But, I am not experiencing the physical pain that he is. How do I maintain that "oneness" when I cannot know what he is going through? He is suffering alone. I try to walk with him, beside him but ultimately, he walks alone.

So, how do I fulfill my vow? I ask myself this question today....

Sunday, March 8, 2009


My mom told me a few people have been asking about Scott and wondering where the updates were. So, for those of you who have still been checking my blog, I am sorry. But, like I told everyone, I am not the most consistent blogger. I have not had much time since we returned from Mayo.

Scott is doing well. He still has pain but we do not return to Mayo until June so there is still plenty of time for healing and a miracle, which is what I am praying for. And, you are welcome to join me. =)

The rest of the family is doing ok. We were hit by a nasty bug this past week but are recovering now for the most part, just a bit of coughing here and there. It was rough for a while though. Poor little Evie slept for nearly 2 days straight and I was a little worried. But everyone is on the mend. It has been warmer over the past couple of days so I have been happy to get the kids outside for a little fresh air and I think that helped.

Here is a picture of me and Gabe out on our walk. I finally managed to get that boy, all 19 lbs of him, in a SHBC. Yay! For those of you who don't know babywearing lingo, that's a Secured High Back Carry. I can't get much done carrying him in the front anymore. This works much better.