Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Life has been so busy the last couple of months. A bit stressful if you ask me. Matt's Mom Nancy was in the hospital for pneumonia, but is thankfully out now...only to find out she has a DVT in her leg. Ugh. She is starting to feel a little better, but we'll see how she is after her follow-up appointments. Please pray as she is fragile right now. On another note, work has been hard on both Matt and I but we are working through it. I'm tired of death and trying to comfort families through it. It's been emotionally, physically and very mentally hard for me....usually it doesn't take too much of a toll, so I've struggled a little. Needless to say, I was eagerly anticipating my days off (which is helping). Matt has simply been working through the busy and not-so-busy times but is still hiking/skiing/snowshoeing a ton and loving it. 

Two more family friends made their way to the hospital this December. My Mom's accountant and longtime family friend, Charlie, is in the burn unit at Harborview. He is stable but very very sick and in multiple organ failure. I am thankful that I can be a source of knowledge for their family, but as I said before, I'm kind of emotionally worn out. Jessie also has a friend that is at Harborview, but in the Neuro ICU. Again, he is stable but everything(and everyone) is really fragile right now. 

I can't tell you how thankful and blessed Matt and I are. We have each other, health, love, support, a (warm) home, jobs, and fabulous friends and family.  I thank God daily for these blessings. 

Life hasn't been overly hard, just trying....New Years' weekend was great and was definitely a testament to how blessed we are because of all of our awesome friends!  


Our growing family said...

oh man!!! I'm so sorry for all you guys are going through! I'll be praying for you and for all the family/friends who are not doing great!
love to you!

valarie said...

Wow, Stef, that is a heavy load. Glad to know you've got each other for support, and grace to see you thru. We're all blessed to know you, a beautiful caring woman!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing Stef, I love you to pieces and will be praying for you and Matt! Peggy

Nicole Lee Smith said...

So sorry Stef! I hope and pray things get better all around asap :) Georgie girl is pretty good at making people smile, let me know if you have any free time, we would love to see you!

Robica said...

thinking and praying for you..

Stefanie said...

Thanks everyone!! I appreciate all of your prayers right now! Nicole, I'll be calling you :)