I know that many of you have been faithful in praying for my family (most importantly for me to be home with KayLynn). I just wanted to give an update.
Max and I are still planning and working towards me being off by the end of July this year. We have 2 major stumbling blocks in our way right now. One is changing our health insurance coverage, which is through my job and will most likely being taken care of as soon as my next surgery is done (end of May). The other issue is our mortgage. We are going to be at the bank on Friday to see what can be done, and are praying that the Lord will grease the wheels and that our faithfulness will pay off. We are not looking for a handout - just a smaller interest rate!
The Lord has been gracious to allow us to fix several problems (real - not cosmetic) in our home - we were able to do an overhaul on both the electric and the plumbing. This is a huge blessing and has made our home a safer place. And now it is almost up-to-code! We still can't open our windows - but that is less important than me being home.
One thing that we would like to happen before I am home is for Max to get permanent status at work. It would give us further stability which we like. However, we are convinced that we need to take this leap of faith regardless of his job status - neither of us are good at leaping! Please pray as there are some rumors that this might happen soon - but you know the government...
Thank you again for your prayers in this matter. I know that you know it is my heart's desire to be at home with my munchkin and everyday closer to July gets a little bit harder. I will keep you updated if anything changes - but be assured that if these things happen sooner (or Max gets permanent) I will be shouting it from the roof tops!