Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Life Lately...

It's Fall Y'all! This is one of my favorite times of year. The weather here has been BEAUTIFUL. I love all the things that come with fall, changing leaves, spiced pumpkin smells wafting through the air, bright blue skies, decorations. Love it all! I thought I would just share with all of you what has been going on as of late at the Hartman house.

(Photo's from my instagram)

These two cuties got new glasses a few weeks ago...

And in a few weeks they will be celebrating their Birthday's! I can hardly believe I will have TWO double digit children!!!! Say Whaaaa???

My best friend from Chicago, flew down to visit for a week. And her timing was perfect. She is such a blessing to me. Way more than just a friend, more like a sister. She loves well. And my heart was so blessed by her helping hand during a rough week health wise for Elliott.

   We took her to the aquarium one day, SO fun to show her our Atlanta aquarium! And we headed to a park for a little bit one day. Elliott loves his Aunt Emmy.

I have been working on making a home photography studio. I am so excited about having a beautiful space to take photo's of newborns/babies/toddlers. This space is coming together quite nicely.

We also went out exploring last weekend. We were all getting cabin fever. Elliott hasn't been feeling well, so we had been sticking close to home. He is doing a bit better, and we decided to just go out for a long drive, and discover a little town close to us. Talk about a picturesque town!

We had so much fun as family. Making memories, being silly, and just having fun.

Lastly, but most importantly, this guy. Sweet Elliott. Through all of this fun, this guy has been really struggling. His asthma has gotten progressively worse. At some points needing nebulizer treatments around the clock. We have no idea what caused this, he didn't have anything viral. But his arthritis did flare at the same time. (Hence the re-occurring fever) he has been very dependent on his inhalers. There is a very real possibility of lung involvement with his SJIA. (See article here) We have seen a specialist, and will be seeing another tomorrow morning. We appreciate prayers, as we need and hope to find someone who is knowledgeable at the complications of SJIA and is VERY attentive to monitor Elliott closely. We need wisdom and clarity of mind (something that is difficult when in a very sleep deprived state, that I am!) Elliott has been pretty exhausted himself. His endurance is pretty low. Praying we get answers and attentive care tomorrow.

 It's so hard to see him struggling so much. I had this song playing the other day...and heard Elliott trying to sing along. I left the room and wept. "We'll sing. Holy. Holy. Holy is our God. And we will finally, really understand what it means. So we'll sing. Holy. Holy. Holy is our God. While we're waiting for that day. We will see with our own eyes. He was always in control."

No one plans to be walking this journey with their child. But, we have this hope. An anchor for our soul. We will one day, taste and see, and understand . To see how He used this, to shine His Hope and Light. Until then. I write this to say.
 I know. Our God is in Control. 

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