ok, I know all of you in america are probably sick to death of this song, since I think its pretty high up there on the VH1 countdown, and it has always been my experience that a song doesn’t even make it onto the countdown until you’re almost sick of it. HOWEVER, I live in England, where I have never, ever heard this song on the radio. I’ve only heard it maybe 3 times ever, and so you’ll have to bear with me, when I say you should check out this song.
I love the song, I love the lyrics, and I’ve been waiting to put it on here until we got news of our appeal. Of course, I wasn’t going to put it up if we got bad news (I had another song prepared for that one), but we didn’t get bad news (about the appeal, anyway)….
Emmett’s appeal was successful!!!! Actually, I’m fairly sure that our submitted package didn’t have that much to do with anything (and I promise to get to that post soon), but at this point, I don’t care. We get to go to our next assignment – with all of our family members (because of course we were all approved to move before, just not Emmett)!
Which brings me back to the song. Of course, when I hear it, I think of Mike, and how he’s my best friend, and that so many parts of the lyrics are appropriate for us, because he’s gone so much. But there’s a line in the song about being lucky to be coming home again, and that’s how I feel about this next assignment – that we’ll be coming home again (even though I don’t really believe in luck).
Thank you so much for all of your prayers about this – I know they made a difference. And if you happen to be reading this, and are one of the many people who put in a good word for us, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. We feel very blessed that Mike will be able to continue doing the job he was trained for, which also happens to be the job he loves. We also feel blessed that we’ll be able to do this in an area that we’re already familiar with, complete with people that know and love us, and that we know and love.
Of course, it wouldn’t be us if there wasn’t some bad news mixed in with the good, would it? I took Sawyer into the doctor today to get his ears checked, because that boy has been acting as if he can’t hear a word anyone says for the past week or so, as well as throwing some monumental fits. And he does have an ear infection, but he’s also lost 2 pounds since his last appointment (which was on his birthday in late April). This doesn’t really surprise me, since the boy also refuses to eat anything most of the time – but it is still worrisome. So now we’re supposed to try to get him to drink some pediasure every day, and recheck his weight in a month. Of course I am worried that something serious is going on, but am really trying to keep it in check. So if you’re looking for something new to pray for, please pray that Sawyer is ok. Oh yes, and also for my sanity – why does it always have to be SOMETHING?
Isn’t Emmett supposed to be learning positive eating habits from his big brothers, not the other way around?