My Long Overdue Updates

Finally have some good news to share with you:

Sara’s son Sebastian is such a treasure for us!  Though it was not in our plans to be “parents” again at our age, it seems to have been a blessing in disguise, no big surprise to God I’m sure since His plans always work to our good!!
Sara’s postpartum depression “baby blues” have totally thrown her for a loop. I feel so bad for her! She said they seem to have hyper-intensified every other problems she already had but was trying to avoid having to deal with, like panic attacks, mood swings, etc. and not to mention damage of her abuse.
We have her set up with counseling until she is 18 and then she will move to the Behavioral Science Dept. at the hospital as an out-patient. I pray they can help her overcome the past and give her hope for a happy & healthy future.
We have talked about & agreed on Mark and I taking custody of Sebastian until she gets it together enough to feel capable of raising him on her own. That will ensure his position in the family should anyone try to say that Sara’s is incapable of caring for him. Always have to cover your butt legally these days you know!

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Blaine’s family are growing like weeds! The twins are 1&1/2 now.
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As well as Shawna’s.
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Mark’s dad’s chemo is going well. The small spot on his brain is gone and the rest have not grown. Your prayers are helping, thank you so very much!!

I still have my days where I cry about missing Penny. Especially when I’m stressed out and need to vent or have a sounding board. I know she’s happy in heaven but it still hurts.

Mom and dad are still plugging away in Florida still and probably won’t come home until some time in April.

Just wanted to drop you a line and catch you a more up to date!!

Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we keep you in ours.

God’s peace and blessings upon you and your’s all,
Terri

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