Five Years


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Baby Steps to a Miracle

Mom Hunsaker Update-
   Darren's mom Christine has now been in the hospital for 5 weeks.  And for the past five weeks, she's been basically the same.  She constantly moves her legs and head, but as far as we know, it's just reflexes and not conscious reactions.  Then...this happened

From the most recent email, Jen, the oldest of the Hunsaker's, told this story:

"After my dad had been in the room for a while, she turned her head to him and smiled.  It wasn't the prettiest smile, but it was upturned lips.  Maybe 20 minutes had passed since she had smiled and my dad was standing next to her, massaging her left hand.  She looked up at him, puckered her lips and made the kissing sound.  Basically she blew him a kiss."

Can you believe that?!  How amazing!  That was on Thursday.  It's Saturday now, and she's continuing to show baby steps of improvement.  When Steve, her oldest son, asked her to show him her teeth, she would.  Or to stick out her tongue, and so forth.  Each time, she did what she was asked.  Sometimes it took longer than others, but still!  Also, when they put chapstick on her lips, she rubs them together.  It's amazing...thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers.  We really appreciate it.  More updates to come!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

He Loves Me

Yesterday was a great day.  I came home to the most wonderful surprise.  On the mirror in our bathroom, Darren had stuck Nerf darts to our mirror to say this...

I love this boy :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Week, New House, New Job!

So it's official, Darren and I are now HOME OWNERS!  On Thursday, the 6th of May, we closed on a beautiful home in San Tan Heights.  We are so excited about this and can't wait to move in.  Right now, our plan is to fix up a thing or two in the house and then move in by the end of the month or early June.  Life is good!

So exciting...also on an exciting note, I have a new job!  Finally, after months of searching, having to turn jobs down due to the loan on the house, I have a NEW job!  I'll be doing office work, billing, filing, etc., at a surgical office in Gilbert.  It's a huge blessing, better pay, insurance, closer to home, everything!  I start tomorrow and I'm looking forward to the change.

On Mother's Day, all the Hunsakers got on a conference call with Darren's mom in the hospital.  It was neat to be able to sing her some of her favorite church songs and tell her how much we love her.  She's still in our thoughts and prayers, and hopefully she'll continue to improve day by day.  Thanks to all those that have been prayer for her as well.