I guess if you've been reading my posts, you have been able to see how crazy things are when Mike is in the hospital. Tomorrow will be 2 weeks. Our schedule is hectic and we always seem to be re-arranging our schedule to make sure the kids have a ride back and forth to the hospital. We get home each night between 8-9pm and then we eat dinner. We may watch one of our favorite TV shows, and then we go to bed. We are all usually exhausted.
One of my favorite times of the day has been the mornings. Since Mike has been hospitalized, Brandon has been sleeping down here with me. The kids get up about 6am and start getting ready for school. They have breakfast, get changed and then they come back into the bedroom with me. For about 15-20 minutes each morning, I am lying in bed with my arms around my 16 and 15 year old. How many other parents can say they are blessed with special time like that - especially with teenagers? I know when Mike comes home, we will no longer have those "stolen moments", but for now, I savour each and every one of them. Our lives may not be "normal", but they are certainly special. I am truly blessed to have Courtney and Brandon in my life and I thank God for mornings like these.