Archive for August 13th, 2009
I’m due a personal post, huh? It’s been a very trying week. I guess the plus side is that it seemed to go by pretty quickly. I’ m sitting here trying to think of all that I accomplished and either it wasn’t very much or I’m too tired to recall it all.
My daughter Melody had labs done this week and what usually isn’t to bad of a visit was one I hope to never have to deal with again. The first nurse was not able to get any blood out of my daughters arm and another nurse was called when she failed. The next nurse tried Melody’s other arm and again was not able to get any blood to come out. They then tried the top of her hands and my poor baby had enough. I held my tongue…it was so hard seeing my daughter in that pain. She was a little trooper through it all. I am asking people to pray that her redraw of labs this coming Tuesday is quick and fast. We are not sure why no blood was coming out and the nurse kept asking if she was hydrated. As far as I know, I gave her as much fluid as she would take that day because I knew they’d be drawing blood.
I’m hoping to see the results of my daughter’s blood, as soon as possible. I am wondering if her recent behavioral changes have anything to do with the need to take less a dose of her medication. She hasn’t been taking naps lately and has been pretty wound up. If she is getting too much of her medicine, this can cause hyperactivity. But in knowing this, it would be a blessing if my daughter’s medicine dosage drops, meaning that eventually she won’t have to take medication for the rest of her life.
My husband and I have prayerfully considered becoming life group leaders at our church this fall. Our goal is simple, we want to reach upward, reach inward, reach out, and reach forward. I’m very excited about what God has in store for us. God calls us to be witness’s to those around us and growing together as sons and daughters of God is key in furthering the kingdom! ( I have a lot to say on this topic, regarding life groups…but let’s save that for another post).
It’s getting late now and the baby is now resting… I better get a shower while I can.
Publisher: Tyndale Fiction
About the book: For as long as she can remember, June Bug and her father have traveled the back roads of the country in their beat-up RV, spending many nights parked at Walmart. One day, as she walks past the greeter at the front of the store, her eyes are drawn to the pictures of missing children, where she is shocked to see herself.
This discovery begins a quest for the truth about her father, the mother he rarely speaks of, and ultimately herself. But when her father’s past catches up with them, forces beyond his control draw them back to Dogwood, West Virginia, down a winding path that will change their lives forever. (from the back cover)
About the author: Chris Fabry is a native of West Virginia who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio. He and his wife, Andrea, are the parents of nine children. Chris is the author of Dogwood and more than 50 novels for children and young adults.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed reading “June Bug”. I recall telling my friends and family when reading through this book that it would make a wonderful Lifetime or Hallmark channel movie and I still stand by that 100%.
This story is told through several characters point of views, of which I value in most books that I read. I like to know what everyone is thinking about what’s going on instead of just receiving that information from a single person. I have to mention that author Chris Fabry does a wonderful job in writing what a nine year girl would be thinking.
I don’t want this review to contain any spoilers because I want readers to enjoy the journey through this tale without. I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were real, the situations were believable, and I had no idea how this story would end! I hung by every word through June Bug’s adventure into finding out who she was. I honestly did not find out the truth till the very end. I had assumptions but you really don’t know through each twist and turn where this story will lead.
I highly recommend this wonderful book. As it’s a impacting read with a message of how God can turn bad situations into good for his purposes.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God -Romans 8:28