Sunday, August 23, 2009

My Family is Needy

AND I LOVE that they need me!

Unfortunately, immediately following my fantastic news, Firehubby's ear problem escalated into a MAJOR problem. He has had a severe insult to his ears from prolonged use of an elecric tool while maintaining wood fire ladders.

He has a condition called Hyperacusis. This is a very complicated condition that he is posting a detailed explanation about today(click here). The bottom line, it has caused some major suffering. He is being seen by a specialist and we are hopeful that it will become more bearable.

Brian is a wonderful husband and it has broken my heart to see him suffer as he has.

The kids are NEEDY too! But in a good way.

We have been seeing to it that the end of their summer has been full of fun and activity.

Yesterday, Scout rode 32 miles from inland to the beach on his bike with the Boy Scouts. We are so proud of him. We all met him at the beach. Fun!

The Princess has been taking swim lessons at the local university. She is becoming quite a swimmer!

We went off to a promised trip to Knott's Soak City waterpark. It was so much fun we stayed all day-despite our fair skin. We should buy stock in sunscreen.

And today we will wrap up our back to school shopping! TOMORROW is...

18 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

Ouch. I hope that hubs ear can get taken care of. I hope that the kids have a great first day of school.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So glad to hear from you ....praying that your husbands problem is better soon....

Pam D said...

So glad you're having fun with the kids; we've been back in school for two weeks already. Yeesh; it's crazy! And I'm praying for Brian; I think of how frustrating it is just to have an ear clogged up or to have an ear infection, and I can't even imagine how difficult his journey is right now. You guys are too nice for all of this!

Beth in NC said...

Sorry about your husband. Poor thing. I pray he feels better soon.

Glad you guys are having some end of the summer fun!

Mighty M said...

The water park looks fun. Hope everyone has a great first day of school!! And I hope Brian feels better very soon!

Lori said...

Hope firehubby feels better soon.

Casey said...

I hope that Firehubby is back to his old self soon.

Glad your last few days of summer have been lots of fun...and glad you're back to posting!

Orah said...

I am jealous that your kids r back to school already. Mine have another week to drive me crazy .... I mean, to spend every loving, waking moment with me.

Beth E. said...

I'm praying for Firehubby! I've never heard of the ear condition before. I'll have to check out his blog post.

I enjoy the beach so much! I can't take the sun anymore, so I probably have stock in sunscreen, too! LOL

I hope your kids have a great school year!

Mags said...

I hope Firehubby has a quick recovery...I'm sorry he's in pain. I love the beach and waterpark pictures.

I'm looking forward to seeing first day of school pics...Enjoy!

Helene said...

I hope your husband is feeling better soon....it must be hard to see him suffering.

The waterpark looks like so much fun!!! Hope the kids have a great first day at school!

Meg said...

Poor firehubby! That must be awful, I feel so terribly for him. I really hope either his tolerance increases now or they can find something to help him. I am sure the constant epinephrine running through his system day in and day out can't be good for him. Poor guy!

grandma mac said...

Holy Moly, did this summer go fast!! Sorry about firehubby, am praying, and i will read the earlier posts, don't be mad...giggle....I am praying that you are doing well too.....have missed you sweet friend....Yeah...School, Order....lolol....right!.......take care...

Tina said...

Praying for hubby and I am so glad to hear about your report from the Mayo...Yea!

Take care...

E @ Scottsville said...

Mine started school today, too. It was quite the hectic morning, but overall it went really well. I really can't complain. They were all in GREAT, HAPPY moods, so that was a huge relief. Nobody was late to school and Mom wasn't late to work,so that was another huge relief. Now to see how they are when I pick them up this afternoon.

That waterpark looks AWESOME!!! Heck, so does the beach, but I'm a WATERBABY!!!

christy rose said...

My kids started school last week. Back to routine now! I guess that can be good!
Hope your husband feels better soon!
Christy

Morgan said...

That looks like a cool waterpark!

I'm sorry your hubby is having problems with his ears : (

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

I hope your husband finds helps~it is hard to see the ones we love in pain.

Looks like some really cool fun you had for the end of summer!