Monday, August 18, 2008


Two wonderful things have happened in the last couple of days.

First, my son Hunter came home on Saturday after spending the summer with his dad. He is such a mama's boy so it's always hard for me when he's away. In the past, he'd usually come home sad that he had to leave his dad but as the years pass it's been getting easier. This year he bounced off the plane, had a huge smile on his face and gave his mama a big bear hug. I thought his little sister was going to eat him up at the airport. When we got home, he jumped on his bed, laid there and said "Ahhh, it's great to be home." Talk about music to my ears..I can't believe he's turning 14next week.

About a month ago, I took Piper to the doctor because she had a slight fever for a day or two. The fever ended up to be nothing but the dr. picked up what he thought was a heart murmur. He warned me that it could be an innocent murmur which is actually pretty common in kids and is completely harmless. It didn't matter though because I was very upset and freaked out. After our daughter Wrigley passed away, every little thing that happens to Piper is amplified by 100 million gazillion. Long story short, her appointment was not until this morning so this last month has full of worry and what if's.

The best news of all is that it was only an innocent murmur, nothing at all. Paul and I both had tears in our eyes when the pediatric cardiologist told us that her heart is in pristine condition. She was such a trooper at the appointment. No problem getting the ekg or ultrasound. She just laid on the table and kept winking at us while watching Peter Pan.

I thank God every day for giving me our children. I pray daily for their health, safety, well-being and happiness. Sometimes I can get into auto-pilot when I pray..always praying for the same when things happen like this, I know that God still listens no matter what. It reminds me to not forget to thank Him for blessing us in so many ways...and to pray for those parents whose children may not have had the outcome that we had today.


Swirl Girl said...

Yee Hah!

I am so glad for you and your family. It is good to hear good news for a change.

Swirl Girl said...

PS - I'll be at the Orleans on Monday if you want to come by for a drink. Girls night(and a half) with my mommy!

For Realz!

send an e:mail if your are interested in meeting the real swirl girl.

dani said...

oh, robin... two BIG blessings:) so happy everything turned out ok with pip!!! i hope this has helped with some of that fog...

Kelly said...

What great news; what a great day for you guys!!
Give them (and each other) extra hugs today!!

Weith Kick said...

How come you didn't tell Misty and Me about this?! Well, what's important is that Piper is okay. I'm glad Hunter is back too. I saw Jake and Ashley this weekend.

Swirl Girl said...

by the way--
Weith's new blog photo looks like Duff Goldman from Ace of Cooks on Food Network.

I'd tell him, but he hasn't posted in what seems like weeks!

whazzup with that?

The Herzog Family said...

I'm so glad to hear that it's good news. It's not fair that they make you wait and worry for so long! We love Piper and are so glad that we get to see her at dance every week.


I followed you over from your comment on SITS.
So glad Piper is ok, how scary!

I'm married. I have 3 kids. I have a big nose. Now go on and catch up.

Keep it nice or I'll post your email and make fun of you.

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