Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

Trying to Smile

The orthopedic doctor did call me late yesterday afternoon to answer my bazillion questions. He wanted to let me know that Hannah fell in an area where there is a growth plate. He said, "the odds are very low that this could be an issue but I just wanted to share that with you so that you would understand why I am being cautious." He went on to explain that yes we could go on our vacation to St John, USVI but that he mainly wanted Hannah to take it easy getting her tan on and lounging by the pool. She loves to snorkel, almost as much as her mother does, so I asked him about that. He paused for a second and then added that he didn't want her to do strenuous snorkeling and definitely no scuba (not a problem there).

We will see him in 2 weeks to find out more. In the meantime, I am trying my best to carefully decide if our trip is really in Hannah's best interest. We have to drive 4 1/2 hours to the metroplex to catch our first flight, catch a second flight in Georgia to St. Thomas, ride in a taxi cab (that is not a very smooth ride) down to the dock, ride by water taxi over to St. John, and then get into our waiting jeeps to drive the hills to our house for the week. Getting to St. John is not easy nor is it quick...but it is always so worth it. I just don't know if we can do it on crutches. And if there is a hairline fracture, we certainly don't want to make it worse. UGH!!!!

In my mind I keep trying to sing the old Twila Paris song, "I will trust you Lord." Part of it says, "Sometimes my little heart can't understand what's in Your will, what's in Your plan. So many times I'm tempted to ask You why,But I can never forget it for long.Lord, what You do could not be wrong.So I believe You, even when I must cry." The song finishes by saying, "I will trust You, Lord." So, I'm trying to trust that His plans are always best, I know that they always are, and asking for guidance and wisdom.

And in an effort to be totally transparent and real with you, I need you to know that I still want to throw myself on the floor like a toddler and have a little fit! Okay, a big fit! We have planned this vacation since this time last year and it is our favorite place on earth! I know that sounds a little spoiled~sorry! But, the trip is paid for, for crying out loud and we have counted the days since January! UGH!

I hope you know me well enough to know that I want Hannah to be well and to not further injure herself and if that means staying home then we will stay home but if we don't get to go she is going to be crushed!

I'm trying to pull up my big girl panties and get on with my day and maybe even smile a little. The fall could have been so much worse. So, in an effort to smile, I thought I would share some pictures from the Monday night games that do make me smile.

This is my youngest nephew who just has one top "big" tooth. He was being ornery at the game eating starbursts. He said, "Aunt Kiki, here is one for you" and he watched me carefully put it in my mouth as he smiled. The starburst wasn't a regular starburst it was the sour kind. Yikes! My eyes watered and I made a funny face and he giggled:


This is my oldest nephew kicked back at the game. I love that smile:




I bought a new lens for my camera and I really like it. I debated about buying a 50mm but instead bought a much lesser expensive 35mm nikon lens. It's a prime lens so I can't zoom but it really captures most of the court instead of only part of it. I'm really liking this lens!

Hannah's team had 2 games Monday night. The 2nd game is the one where she was hurt against a "thug" team (yes, I am still a litte bitter-can you tell?) but the first game they divided our junior high girls into 2 teams and they had to play each other. Here are Hannah and her buddy "S" jumping for the ball. They are both smiling...which makes me smile too:


They even smiled while they were defending each other:


I'm going to try to look at these photos all day long as I try to smile and thank the Lord that things could be much worse then not being able to be on my favorite beach next week if we can't go. Please, excuse me while I go sob!


Barbie said...

Kristi, I am just catching up on your last couple of posts. I am so sorry to hear of Hannah's fall. I will definately be praying for quick and complete healing. I am also praying that the Lord will give you peace about still going on your trip. If the doctor didn't feel it was in Hannah's interest, he would have told you. She may have restricted activity, but she should be able to enjoy this with her family. I know how you feel, as a mama, you want to make the best decision concerning your child. I am praying my friend.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh Kristi~
Poor..poor...Hannah..and poor..poor you!!

I agree with Barbie...if your doctor felt the trip would be too much for Hannah...he would have told you! BUt instead..he suggested gettin' her tan on..and what teenage girl isn't thrilled with that thougth? And, the relaxing, and sun time...may just do a world of good for Hannah.

Regardless of what you do..God is still in control. Today, I'm praying that God's peace...the kind that passeth ALL understanding...is yours!

Love ya friend.


ilovemy5kids said...

I missed this...Pls tell Hannah that I'm praying for you and her and your family (they will feel the effects as well, I'm sure.)

You are both loved so much by someone who knows all your desires (including no storms on vacay).

I will continue to pray...hope she feels better soon!

Tracy said...

Oh, my friend...I'm so sorry! Definitely praying for a quick recovery. I know God will guide you in your decision about the trip...thanks for keeping it real, girl. Praying for you, too.

Erica said...

Hey girl...I've been off the computer for a few days, so I had no idea about Hannah. I am so sorry and will definitely be praying for quick and complete healing. I have to agree with Barbie...I think the doctor would have told you to stay home if he thought that was necessary. It might be a nice time of really relaxing instead of always being on the go...which is what vacation can turn into sometimes. And what better place to just chill?
I will be praying for your decision and for your baby.