Tuesday, March 11, 2008

April Parenting Magazine

I took my first official outing yesterday to see my daughter play in a concert at her school. She played so well. My head felt really great and as close to normal as it has felt in a long time when I listened to the 6th and 7th graders play the clarinet and piano. Something about the sound really pierced through the haze.

After the concert we stopped by Barnes and Noble and picked up a copy of April Parenting Magazine. On page 45 you can see Lil Sis in me in a Motts Ad and on Pg. 90 you can see us modeling for a story on Finances. Lil Sis' body language in the money story is SO her. I love it.

I haven't had a chance to scan it in, so go check it out the next time you see it, it's ParenTING not Parents.

Today I am feeling a little more like normal. It is really hard to force myself out of bed in the morning, but once I wake up I feel pretty good. I think the medicine slowing my brain waves down makes it harder for me to get them going in the morning. Yesterday after I had my Diet Coke at lunch I was doing much better, so I might try and have it a little earlier this morning.

Yesterday at school a lot of Big Sis' classmates wanted to know what happened to my face, so to answer your question, it's still looking pretty beat up. There is a quarter-size purple spot that seems to be slowly falling lower and lower. It started right under my eye and now it's near my cheekbone. I will be most interested to see just where that goes.

I am very thrilled to report that I have an appointment with a specialist on the 24th. I am hoping to get a lot of answers to my burning questions about my condition and my future. Thanks for all your support, thoughts and prayers.


Megan said...

The Motts ad looks great! I just wanted to say how sorry I am that this is happening! I truly hope that the specialist can give you the answers you need going forward. I know how scary this must be for you. I will be praying for you!

Laura said...

The Motts ad is great! Lil sis is perfection

I am praying for you too. I was in an accident a few years ago and received a concussion. The blood in my forehead pooled in my eye (even though I never hurt the eye). I had the brightest shiner for like 6 weeks. It was so interesting (and not that thrilling) to notice how many people stared and questioned me.

I hope you get more answers and begin feeling more like you again!

nymanzanita said...

Lil Sis is ADORABLE in this picture! I too have kept you in my prayers since I read your blog the other day. My brother and sister-in-law went through a similar thing a couple years ago. He woke up one night to her having a seizure in bed. She too is on epilepsy meds even though they say she isnt epileptic. She couldnt drive for a year but everything seems to be regulated now. She only gets into trouble with the seizures if she doesnt take the medicine. Be prayerful about all of this and know that you have many people praying and remembering you in their fasts.

Linz said...

I LOVE the ad.

jmc4180 said...

I will be praying for your upcoming appt, and that the doctor will have answers to your questions. I wish you all the best, and enjoy your blog.

wendysue said...

I meant to email you last night about the parenting mag ads. . .although I totally missed the Motts ad one (I think I'm not used to seeing lil sis with her hair back!) Super cute, and I loved her little body language in the finance article one too.

Glad you are feeling a little better (fyi, I remember when I caught a softball with my forehead and that forehead knot turned into a black eye and seemed to move down my face. . .it's just the blood draining to a different place and pooling--I think mine stopped right on my cheekbone too), I hope the specialist has some good news/good options for you!

Ashley said...

The ad looks great!

I hope the specialist is able to give you some good answers and I'll continue to keep you in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

well bless your heart girl!!!! i havent read your blog in about a week. its been quite an interesting time for you. ill keep you in my prayers...thank good ness you didnt have any horrible head traumas!

Trina said...

I just wanted to share that I saw this Mott's ad in the April 14 issue of People magazine.