Saturday, June 02, 2007


I'm packing a few bags for Monday morning.

I've got a sweet little bag started for my little girl. She will be spending Sunday night with a dear friend, and then visiting other friends on other days. I have a pile of necessities started for Mary...underwear, p.j.s, shorts, shirts and swimsuits. I've also thrown in a few surprises...some Klutz and American Girl books. This will greatly shock Mary, since I'm always saying that those sort of treats are too expensive. But expensive is not a factor this time. Mary has been slightly weepy over the fact that she may not see me for three for four days. She's feeling about unsteady and unsure. So, expensive is not in decisions right now.

Although I'm trying to pack for Steven, he will most likely come and tell me that he want to pack his own bag. I have started gathering underwear, socks and p.j.s for him, as he will probably only pack the DVD player and a few favorite movies. Based on past experience, magazines and books will not be packed for Steven. He was totally unable to focus on a book or even a magazine last time. So, videos it will be.

I've started making piles of gear for myself. I've packed a clean set of comfortable pants and t-shirt for Monday's long night. While I know that little sleep will be had in the vinyl chair, sleepiness always feels better when you're comfortable! I also have the clean undergarments ready, although none of my socks match. For some reason, as uptight as I can be about most things, I never really care if my socks match! HA! Today I bought little travel sizes of toothpaste, mouthwash and deodorant, so those are in a line and ready to go. I will take a few puzzle books and the novel..."A Hope in the Unseen"...because I'm hooked on it!

And slipped in between all of my paraphernalia in my little bag will be two important bible verses...a verse about struggles, perseverance and hope and of course a verse about the great plans for Steven's wonderful life.

Romans 5:3-5 and Jeremiah 29:11


Anonymous said...

Non matching sox is in!! Alizah would not dare to wear a pair that match. You're right where you need to be.
Let me know if you need help.
Love, Aunt Judy

tongue in cheek said...

I am certain in your suticase you have packed courage and grace. You have a strong abundance of both.

Know that I have tucked my prayers into your suitcase too.

Especially Heather said...

I will be praying for you and for Steven! I understand how frightening it can be, but as you stated on my blog, the bad days don't last!

Praying for you!


Anonymous said...

Hi Steven! I hope your surgery goes well. I will keep you in my prayers and hope that you have a speedy recovery. Keep Smiling : ) Delta Love <3 DeAnne

Anonymous said...

Hi Steven! I hope your surgery goes well, Im sure it will! Just remember you have an amazing family by your side, and lots of Tri Deltas praying for you!
Christine Auld

Anonymous said...

Hey Steven,
I just got word of your surgery and I wanted to let you know that you and your family will be in my prayers as well as the women of tridelta.
Angela Martin

Anonymous said...

Hey Steven! I just want you to know that you and your family our in mine, and Tri Delta's thoughts and prayers. We wish the best!
Delta Love,
Lauren Kilgore

Anonymous said...

Hey Steven!!! You are an amazing human being! To endure all that you have and to continue to remain so strong is very admirable! You and yours are in my prayers. "Our body is really the product of our thoughts. We're beginning to understand in medical science the degree to which the nature of thoughts and emotions actually determines the physical substance and structure and function of our bodies"- Dr. John Hagelin- The Secret. It's a really good book if your interested. "The Secret". My thoughts and prayers are for you! Take care bud! Delta love and mine!
Julie Paparelli

Anonymous said...

Hi Steven! I just wanted to let you know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you prepare and go through your upcoming surgery. You are so strong, I admire that! Delta Love, and mine
Katie McCoun

Anonymous said...

Hey Steven,
I want to wish you the best of luck with your surgery. Keep in mind that Tridelta is thinking of you.
Delta Love,
Stevany Horne

Anonymous said...

Hey Steven, I've heard so many amazing things about you from my Tri Delta sisters, and I just want you to know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck with your surgery and I hope everything turns out well.

Delta Love and all Mine,
Ashley Scherch

Anonymous said...

Hi Steven! I know I have not met you but I am one of the new members of Tri Delta and heard your story. I just wanted to let you know that myself along with all of the Tri Delta's are thinking of you. We all know you will pull through. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Delta Love and all Mine,
Katie Lewis

Anonymous said...

Hi Steven! I wish you strength through this next surgery. You are such a strong guy, and I feel honored to have met you last year at Tri Delta's Bulls at Bat. You have made it this far and I know you will pull through. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, and our Tri Delta family is here if you ever need anything.
Delta Love and Mine, Natalie

Anonymous said...

Hey Steven, I heard you are going through an intense surgery pretty soon and I want you to know that I will be praying for you. You are so strong and amazing and all of Tri Delta is supporting and praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Hey Steven, I know you have surgery coming up and I wanted to wish you the best of luck, and Tri Delta is here for you and were thinking of you. I know everything will turn out great!
Aleana :)


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