Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Dreaded Stairs

Ever taken the Escalator instead of the stairs just cause it was fun?
They should have these things everywhere...
(Be sure to turn off the music on the sidebar before you watch)

In Christ,
Jillian

Sunday, January 23, 2011

:)

http://severinghaus.org/pictures/nature/flora/flowers/P5222837_white_flowers_sm.jpg 
"A gentle and quiet spirit is not only imperishable; it is precious in the sight of God. It's also one of the hardest qualities to cultivate. Far from a sign of weakness, a gentle and quiet spirit is the sign of a woman who is strong in faith, mind and character." --Anna Sofia & Elizabeth Botkin

Monday, January 17, 2011

Yes, please!

Anyone remember this post?

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In Christ,
Jillian

Monday, January 10, 2011

I Wish I Had Smiled

I read this on AmandaBeths blog and though it amusing and quite worthy of posting here:

You are looking around the room, people watching. Your eyes dart from person to person, making an assessment of each one in turn, imagining what they are thinking, who they are looking at, and what their secret dreams are. All is going well until somebody's eyes turn suddenly, and they look back at you.
 http://root.kevinmillsphoto.com/images/Eyes/original_eyes.jpg
Your eyes meet for one millisecond, and then you blink hard. When your eyes open again, they are neatly focused on something else in the room and you have carefully kept your expression exactly the same. They didn't even notice that I was looking their way, you think, trying to believe that you've just been awfully sly and clever. But all along you know that the one millisecond gave you away. You were just caught red-handed.

The more you think about it, the more you wish that you had not looked away. You wish you had simply smiled, in acknowledgement that you were both just caught staring at each other. Everyone looks around and spies on observes other people on occasion. There should be no shame in it. So why couldn't you have just smiled? Or winked? Or nodded a neat "hello, you've caught me looking at you, and isn't this amusing?"

But you didn't and now it's too late.

You feel a little embarrassed by your lack of honesty. And you go right on pretending that you never looked at them in the first place.

It happens to everyone.


How true.
In Christ,
Jillian

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Laurel is Home

My Dad took us home last night, we went to bed, slept in a little, and headed to the hospital. Laurel was waiting for a doctor to check up on her and give her the all clear to leave. So we hung out at the hospital until around one or one thirty, the doctor came, and then we got ready to go. We got home around 2:00 this afternoon and she is now sleeping in her room. She has been given a medication to take for her problem, and  there is some side affects .  This will make it hard for her to decide whether to continue her job and stuff like that. For now, she will be laying low. She has three occasions in the next couple weeks where she will be babysitting, but I will be with her, just in case. Thank you all so much for your prayers, they are very much apprciated!
In Christ,
Jillian

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Starting of 2011

As some of you know, Laurel has been having problems with passing out since October.  We thought it could be hypoglycemia, where ones blood sugar is fragile and a person need to keep it level, or they will feel fatigued and pass out from weakness. Or at least, that's what we thought.
We were at a new years eve party, and had just come home and were getting ready for bed. My room is right above Laurels, and I heard her when she collapsed, so I ran downstairs and found her. She started to scare me when she took a while to come around, and by that time our parents were there. It took her a long time (as in, a minute or over a minute.) to wake up, and when she did, she was in and out and not very coherent. She kept passing, out, and was soon complaining of her head hurting immensely.She then said it hurt everywhere. Mother called 911, and spoke with a paramedic on the phone. At the time, I could hear Mother from out in the hall saying that she was shaking violently, writhing in pain, was having trouble breathing, and could not talk. It kept happening over and over. Then a Paramedic walked in, I called a couple people, and Hayley and I packed up to spend the night at Roman and Caitlin's. I heard they were calling for the Medicopter, and more and more volunteers and policemen kept coming through our door. Caitlin and Roman arrived, and Laurel was being loaded onto a stretcher to get in the ambulance. We all drove a little ways to an open field where the helicopter was waiting. We watched from the car as she was loaded from the ambulance into the copter, and then headed to the emergency room. It was around 3:00 in the morning. We watched The Three Stooges Show (just the silly comic relief we needed :) in the waiting room for about an hour until we could find out more.  Laurel was OK and was going to be staying in the hospitall. She had been having seizures. After about three hours of sleep and a lot of lounging around on the couch, we headed to the hospital. It has been a weird day, to say the least. The doctors have a theory as to what the problem is, but that would take awhile to explain, so I'll save it for later. She is spending tonight at the hospital, and will be released tomorrow sometime.

Please pray that she would heal, and have as little pain as possible (She has minor injuries due to falling and hitting her head, and from shaking so hard when she was seizing)
And that this problem would be fixed with to much complication. Also, please Pray for my parents.

In Christ,
Jillian