Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday: A Year in Review

Here is Our Year in Review:

Started out the year pretty rough.
Mr. Clark in the hospital

Mr. Clark accepts the calling as 2 Counselor in our Branch at our Church.

 Another incident for Mr. Clark
He's in the hospital again for 2 days.
The Doctors don't understand why he can't stop throwing up. He has every test/scan


Mr. Clark has another scare when he lost his eyesight due to Macular Edema. He ends up in the hospital for 9 days. We were terrified to say the least. We find out that his kidneys are only at 15% function. This is when we found out that his nausea (in Jan. & Feb) was due to High Potassium. We started on a *STRICT RENAL/ No Potassium DIET!

His first reaction:
"No Potatoes?"
"No Dairy?"
"No Oranges?"

Mr. Clark working part time, getting eye treatments. I am his chaufeur/eyes.
After nearly 3 years the missionaries that lived with us have moved. We have seen incredible blessings not only in our lives but in the lives of so many others.
They are all missed and very much loved by
this Ma and Pa!


Miracles Happen
Mr. Clark is back to work and his sight is improving.
The Doctor is Amazed.
 A wonderful month when Our Daughter in Law brought
our two grand daughters to stay with us *1 month!


 A surprise Fathers day for Mr. Clark. Terrence flew in and Tyrel and Danielle magically appeared.
It was priceless!


Our daughter Elyse come for a visit.
Yes, we shopped 'til we dropped! She kissed on her Dad.
She was ready to give up her job/life to take care of her Dad if she needed to.
It was awesome to have her here.

This time with all of our kids helped lift our spirits and keep us going.


Started Paperwork for Mr. Clark to qualify for a Kidney Transplant at Kansas University Med. Center
(still waiting to hear)


Made a trip to Utah for Labor Day and spent a weekend with the Mills family.


 I went to work. Starting out as just a Para sub for Special Education. It worked into a full time Para for the *Vocational Special Ed students. I'm in the classroom half a day and driving students to job sites half a day.
The students have nicked named me
"Mills on Wheels!"
I'm enjoying it.
We found out exciting news:
We are getting a grandbaby BOY in March!


A heartbreaking/quiet Thanksgiving.
We found out our dear friend Terry, has terminal lung cancer


Our trip to Utah for Christmas was cancelled.
Spent day's mailing Christmas gifts, Baking a record of 41 pans of Cinnamon Rolls! 
 my stupid toe
and colds.
Pretty much sick the whole Christmas Break!
Spending an awesome  Christmas day with our "adopted family"
The Eccles
and the Elders from our Church.

And the Year has come to a close.
We feel more THANKFUL than usual with the miracles that happened this year. We stopped in our tracks and thought about how the gift of sight and the quality of life is so precious.
Which leads us to being THANKFUL for TIME.

 "Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it,”

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