Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Update on AK

Update on AK...all is well and she is perfectly healthy!  We saw the Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist and he said that the bump behind her ear was nothing to worry about and perfectly harmless (huge sigh of relief).  He said it was probably a cyst or a swollen gland, like my pediatrician thought, and that it would either disappear on it's own or we could remove it at a later date when she's older and more easily able to tolerate a surgery.  So thank you, thank you for praying for our sweet daughter!  And by the way, she's five months old today - I can hardly believe it!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

All Things New

With the arrival of Spring and the world becoming new again, so are many new things happening with the Goode's up here in Boston!  Our life is definitely living up to my blog title :) After much prayer, fasting and guidance we are starting a new company called THE NARROW LANE! And although I am technically the owner (hee hee!), Ron will do all the work! He will be doing lawn care and service, in conjunction with our friend's company, a landscape design firm. And although this is quite a deviation from his previous thoughts about occupation, he is really excited about owning his own company! We are praying for God's blessing and are trusting Him to take care of us. Ron is busy getting things ready with business cards, flyers and gaining accounts. Please pray that we gain enough clients to make this venture profitable for our family, a blessing to our investors and a way to increase the Kingdom of God. 

The company logo is pictured above and the picture below is of Annie (4 1/2 months) and I on a recent trip to Waco.

I am busy taking care of Annie, who is growing like crazy! She is almost 5 months old (on the 17th) and her little personality is beginning to come out: she likes predictability, does well on a schedule, is easily contented and cries only when she needs something. She loves to be tickled, talks and squeels constantly, and chews on anything she can get her hands on! We love to read books together and go on long walks when the weather is above 40 degrees :). Annie Kate's a little skinny at only 13 1/2 pounds and almost 26 inches, so we started solids a little early, as per our pediatrician's instructions. At this time, she's only eating rice cereal, but a friend of mine gave me a book on making your own baby food, so I'm super excited about trying that out in a few weeks!

On a more serious note, Annie has had a lump on her head behind her right ear since birth that is not going away. The doctor has been aware of it and thinks it's just a gland that's swollen or maybe a cyst, but we are going to see an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist tomorrow to have more tests run. At her last check-up she had some blood work done and her white blood cell count is unexplainably high. He said it is probably nothing, just her body reacting to vaccinations or maybe fighting off a cold, but because of the lump, he wants to make sure and find out exactly what's causing the levels to be so elevated. I'm trying not to think about scary words like "cancer" and "leukemia" but that's sometimes easier said than done... But I do know that God is GOOD and He is FAITHFUL, so no matter what comes our way, we know that He is still our God and we will trust Him with our daughter's life and her health. But we also believe in prayer and in healing, so please join with us as we ask for her complete healing and full health. I'll update again when I know more. Thanks so much for your prayers and support!

Here's a short video of Ron making Annie laugh - she's such a joy!