October 26, 2013

11 Years Ago Today...

Today marks 11 years of marriage for Daron & I. It is hard to believe that it has been that long already. There have been a lot of ups & downs the last few years, but we are still together by the grace of God.  Here are a few of our wedding photos. Wow do we look young.









Daron Is Moving --- Again

As I stated in the last post, Daron requested to be moved back to the Battle Creek VA Medical Facility. Things moved a lot faster than we thought they would & he is moving back on Tuesday October 29. I have already made the change to his address here on the blog (Right side of the screen). Please continue to send cards or notes of encouragement. They do help to lift his spirits.

This move will make it a bit more challenging for Taylor & I to go see him. Since he has been in Lowell, Taylor & I could decide at the last minute to go see him since it was a 30 minute drive each way. Now that the drive is back to 1 hour each way, more planning will have to into each visit - which will most likely only happen on Saturdays. It will also be challenging for friends &; family to visit him, but with God's grace & strength we will all make it work the best that we can.

Please pray that this move will give him peace.

Please pray that God will bless him with other great roommate who will encourage him as much as Greg has.

Please pray for safety on Tuesday as they transport him from Lowell to Battle Creek.

Please pray that he will get settled quickly & there won't be any issues (last time he lost some clothes).

Please continue to pray that everything is a part of God's will for our lives &; our family. Change is never easy, but it is more difficult when you make changes outside of God's will.

Here are a few of the memories we have from when Daron was in Battle Creek before.




Now to make some new memories!

October 14, 2013

It's Been Awhile

It has been such a long time since I last posted. Life has been crazy over here at the Tilburt house. So much has happened since the last post.

Taylor got through his concussion therapy & graduated from the post-concussion clinic. The final tests that they did showed that he does not have any brain damage! I am so thankful that he made a full recovery after his concussion.

Taylor transferred to a new school & absolutely loves it. He feels like he has more freedom to be a normal boy at the new school. Plus, I am currently his lunch lady so we see each other a lot.

Daron requested to be moved back to the Battle Creek VA Medical Facility. He feels that he is not getting the proper care he needs at the facility in Lowell. The VA facility offers more activities for him to be involved in. Plus he will have a bit of freedom & still stay on the grounds.

As for me.....I have discovered that there is a lot of underlying anger towards Daron. I am not ready to get into specifics since I am still trying to work through it. But I do know that God will continue to give me the strength that I need to get through each day. Without that hope I know that I would just fully collapse under the weight of everything I am dealing with.

Thank you for your continued prayers for our family. This journey is taking a lot of twists & turns that we could not have planned for. Your prayers are helping us get around & through each of those. Thank you again!


Struggles

I have been struggling to.... ....get out of bed in the morning. ....be a good mom. ....take care of my house. ....take care of myself. ...