Well, I hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!
We got to spend time with my sweet dad, and I loved it!
I am also VERY thankful for my children’s father. Cy is THE BEST dad I could have ever dreamed of for my children, and I knew he would be from the moment we met. He loves children so much, and I knew that I would want my boys to grow up to be just like him. I hope he knows how much he is loved!!!
I forgot to take a picture of him with the kids on Sunday, but I found this one that I took of him with Adam at his 8th grade graduation.
Speaking of Cy…..I thought I would give you an update on his eye!
I’ve been getting lots of comments and messages on social from y’all wondering how Cy is doing. Well, I don’t have good news, but I don’t have bad news either.
The good news is that Cy can still see out of his eye! His vision is worse, and we are going to have to get him a new prescription for his contacts/glasses, but at least HE CAN SEE! All of the doctors said it was a miracle that he still has his vision with the type of injury he had, so we are definitely counting our blessings.
The bad news is that Cy is still dealing with some very frustrating consequences from his eye injury. Besides his worsened vision, he has constant flashes of light and “floaters” in his eye at all times. (Floaters are usually dried up blood or other particles from the injury.)
Right now, the doctors say that his “vitreous” is separating from the back of his retina.
A normal eye looks like this…
Cy’s eye looks like this…
The vitreous is separating from the retina, which can take up to about three months. Usually, a detached retina can happen with old age, but Cy’s was brought on early because of his eye injury. We have to be very careful and pray that when the vitreous separates from the retina, that it doesn’t tear the retina, or he will probably have to have surgery.
Another side effect of his eye injury is that his eye pressure in that eye will always be high. Normal eye pressure is between 12-22. The first day of his eye injury, his pressure was 78!! I can’t believe his eye didn’t explode! For weeks, his eye pressure stayed in the high 20’s and 30’s.
With medication, they were able to get it constantly in the low 20’s, but that’s all. His healthy eye has a pressure around 10. Our eye doctor said that low 20’s in his injured eye will be the new norm. Because of the extreme damage that his eye received, he will probably have ongoing issues to deal with as he ages, but again, right now we are thankful that he still has his vision.
Your prayers are continually appreciated. xoxo
As for our home, we still have not sold it. We’ve had an offer, and some very close offers, but nothing has come through. :(
I’m not a very patient person, so the waiting is hard for me, but I know that God has all of this in His loving hands. I have to remind myself to trust, but that can be hard sometimes.
A good thing that has come out of all of this is that our home has NEVER LOOKED BETTER! hahaha!! She is seriously standing tall! We are fixing, touching up, adding, finishing All. THE. THINGS. I’m definitely enjoying living here now that all my projects are getting done!
Cy showed the house twice tonight while I am in Franklin again. I came down the at the end of last week, Thurs-Sat with Luke, Sania, Eli, and Adam. We got to see our sweet friend Hannah Houston again on Friday night!
She was on Season 10 of The Voice with Jonathan. She was on the same team, Team Pharrell, and made it to the final four!
She still lives in Nebraska, but has been coming to Nashville to record some new music. We just happen to be in Nashville at the same time lately! yay!!
Getting ice cream together has become a fast tradition. :) Hannah took this picture of my crew, and I love it.
Saturday night, we drove back home to Kentucky so we would be home for Father’s Day!
While we were celebrating at my dad’s house, Jonathan was on a flight home from an 11 day trip to Zambia. He flew through the night and made it to Nashville at 8:30 this morning!
He had the BEST TRIP, and I am so happy he made it home safely! He was traveling with a group called Ethenos. They provide hearing aids for people who need them.
Jonathan provides entertainment through his music, and he also helps teach the children how to use and care for their new hearing aids. WHAT A BLESSING!!!
I drove back down to Nashville today with my youngest three to meet Jonathan, and his attorney, at 12:30 to discuss his publishing deals. We are in the final stages of finally signing one, and we are SO EXCITED!!!
The kiddos were so happy to see their big brother, and so was I!
I will be heading back home tomorrow or Wednesday morning.
It’s a busy time, but a beautiful time in our lives. I’m counting ALL my blessings.
My sweet father-in-love sent me this picture this morning, and I shared it on my Instagram stories, but I thought I would share it here with you as well.
Have a blessed day, friends!