lucky…i mean blessed

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?



Filed under health issues, life with kids, military life, music mondays

15 responses to “lucky…i mean blessed

  1. Beth

    Yeah!!!!!!!!! What wonderful, fantastic, super news!!!!!!! Hugs and love to everyone!!!!

  2. charityfaithrose

    I love that song!!!
    I am so glad that things are working out for y’all!!!!!!!!
    I know that has got to be a huge relief for you.
    If you need anything while you’re still on this side of the pond, let me know :). I’ve missed seeing you guys these last few weeks! We’ll have to get together soon!
    Hey, if your mom is going to still be here, bring her to girls night too!

  3. Yay for getting to go home again! And? I’ve never heard that song, but I love it, so thanks for sharing it. Maybe the weight loss is tied to the ear infection? Maybe he just doesn’t feel like eating because of the infection? Maybe?

  4. WOOHOO!!! So so happy this worked out!!

    I do so love that song 🙂

  5. Jeannie

    YEAH YEAH YEAH! to your approval! I am SO EXCITED for this news. It’s about time you guys got some really, really good news. Wooooo!!!!

    I’m certain that Sawyer is fine, but mother of pearl how much stress can one family take?? Honestly, you guys deserve some kind of enormous prize for making it through every day of your life this past year. I know I’ve said this before, but I admire the hell out of you and love you more than I can say.

    When do you move??? I’m afraid you won’t be there until late summer, after I’m gone. Argh!!

  6. nora

    I am SO, SO happy that the appeal went through. I love thinking of you guys sort of close by. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help. If you happen to come here on the way I would LOVE to see you or keep the boys for you if that would help anything???? Miss you-ALL of you. I just get more and more excited thinking of a new baby…

  7. I have never heard that song before and I LOVE it:) I am going to buy it on iTunes right now!!

  8. Oh…and CONGRATULATIONS on the move!!! YEAH!!!

  9. So very glad for you that you won the appeal and will be headed where you were hoping after all. It is about dang time that something fell in a good direction for you for a change of pace. Hoping the weight/ear infection thing turns out to be no big deal.

  10. Ashley

    Yay!! Great news! Can’t wait to see you guys when you get back here!!!

  11. Britta

    AWESOME Lauren! I know that has been such a weight around your neck. It reminds me of a sermon that I once heard when I was little…. about the fact that we all walk around with a weight around our neck and those most impt to us are the ones who can see how big it is and help us carry it. It appears my dear that your rock just got a little smaller for a while! So glad that you can stop stressing about that. Does this mean that you might be able to make a girls Vegas trip Columbus Day weekend? Ask Nora about it- not sure if it is still on… I need to FB a few of the culprits.
    🙂 Britta

  12. Thanks…I am now obsessed with that song. I have the video AND song on my iPhone and listen to them constantly!! I love the tune and the words…great pick!!

  13. Hang

    woohoo for everything. so glad it all worked out. I feel like there is so much to catch up on now.

  14. Beth

    Everything going okay?

  15. Lisa Jeannot

    Hi Lauren,
    Ok so now I feel silly because you have another song posted on one of your previous blogs and I like that one and this song is nice tooo. I was playing them both for Eric cause I liked them. He said he has heard this oneo on the radio. I told you i have know idea what is going on here on the music scene.

    I like your taste in tunes.


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