Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Let me tell you.

About some incredible women. First of all, I finished my long-term sub job at Hoover Elementary. It was very bitter sweet (once again) to leave my Kindergartners. I had the opportunity to teach them for 4 months and absolutely felt like they were my own. I will miss that school SO much. But this lady,

she is amazing, and she saved my life. She works as an aid in this Kroom and those kids adore her. She is the kindest person I have ever met. She has been so patient with my learning the ropes and incredibly helpful. I would have died without her.

Let me just mention a bit about the last week or so. Last Sunday I began having vision problems in my left eye, which is usually my good eye... It was worse than my optic neuritis in my right has ever been and I was basically completely blind. It was very scary. I ended up back at the doctor where there ran a million painful tests and did a new MRI. I have new lesions on my brain, big surprise.

Through all of this Taylor was of course skipping class, driving me around, studying in waiting rooms, and still acing tests. That boy is amazing. Anyway, when the awful decision to start steroid treatments came again, my mom was on a plane before we knew it. I went to work, left early for a job interview (2nd of the week... awesome timing) then headed straight for the airport. We had a fun 4 days or so as she drove me around everywhere, visited my school, and of course sat through IV treatments with me. It was incredible to have her there and for Taylor to be able to focus during a difficult week without leaving me alone. We feel so blessed to have such wonderful people around us to help when things are.... less than ideal.


  1. I'm so sorry! I had no idea. How scary to go through. You are so brave, and I'm so glad that you are surrounded by so many people. Life is tough sometimes...I admire you so much.

  2. You are incredible Abbey! I cannot imagine how terrifying and stressful this must all be. After going through two incredibly hard pregnancies, I have a new perspective on trials and understand so much more fully how they help shape us into the type of person we need to become! Your mom is just the best! I'm glad she could be there for you.

  3. you are amazing abs! I miss you and i am praying for you guys always. love you girl.

  4. You have such a supportive Husband and Mother. I'm sorry to hear things aren't going so great health-wise. You are so strong Abbey!