Monday, January 4, 2010

Twenty 10

Every few months or so I remember about my blog. My POOR, POOR neglected blog. I am vowing that this year, the year of the controversial reference to “twenty-ten”, I will keep it up WEEKLY, okay fine, possibly BI-MONTHLY. On that note, Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This past year was bizarre to say the least. I have had so many ups and downs, such highs and lows. I should be institutionalized right now. No joke.

Elijah has continued to make me proud. He fills my life with so much joy. I never thought my life would turn out this way. I AM a baseball mom!! I have spent approximately 160 days PLUS at the baseball fields (NOT COUNTING Dodger Stadium…GO BLUE!!!!) this past baseball season. We traveled to Texas so he could play in the Super Series World Series and that was a time to remember.

This past Dec of 2009 he finished his last tournament and we have had a break since. WE wont begin again until Feb 2010. It’s a nice break, but we miss it. Now when we get home from our day, its just ….well….it’s just…..I can’t explain it?!!! BORING. J I do know that February will be here soon! And busy we will be!

At the end of August we traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It was Elijah’s very first trip out of the country. We took a trip on a glass bottom boat, and swam with the dolphins. I just LOVE his face and seeing him have a great time. It makes my time so much more enjoyable.

SEPTEMBER was just a NIGHTMARE. Mom got sick.The doctor’s said she had a brain aneurysm. The day we found out the results of the MRI, I will NEVER forget. The ER doctor said she needed to be transported to Sacramento by ambulance because she had a HUGE mass on her brain and a special team would be waiting there for her. Mom was scared, we were scared. I was in shock, in denial. I will NEVER forget the look on the doctors face when he explained to us what they found. The outcome seemed grim. We all prayed, cried, mom told me where her life insurance policy was, she told me to take care of my brother and that she loved us so much. It seemed like a nightmare. I was terrified. No words could describe the TERROR and HURT and PAIN I felt. We prayed and prayed. It was unbelievable the amount of support from family and friends that I received. After many scary tests and angiograms the neurologists in Sacramento AND San Francisco agreed that they strongly believe it’s something that mom was born with in her brain, kind of like a rare extra something in there. I say it’s her “stubborn branch”! (SMILE) She has another angiogram to set up sometime this month, to be SURE that nothing has changed since her last one, and then she is in the clear. Thank you Jesus for saving my mom. What a blessing she is to me and my family and those around her. She is an angel. I LOVE HER WITH ALL MY HEART. Thanks again to everyone who offered their help, support and prayers. God is good.

Elijah and Mom

Cary has been a big stronghold, my rock. He literally held me up when I was weak and falling. Literally. I am so proud of you Cary and the father you are to Elijah. Thank you for being so good to us. I look forward to this year and what it has to offer us. Te queiro mucho, mi campana.

We rang in the year 2010 at home this year. We rented movies and Elijah and I played cards. We stuffed our faces with pizza and we watched Travis P. jump the Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach. THAT was crazy. We also popped poppers. Cary didn’t realize it was a mini firework, pointed it towards me, and almost took one of my eyes out!!!!!!!

Needless to say, I am so thankful for all of my blessings this past year, thankful for EVERY day and EVERY minute.

The Michell-Gracia-Bell family is ready to take on 2010! BRING IT.


The Beard Family of 5 said...

check you out adding pictures! you are already addicted! YAY!! Love the post, love you, love your wonderful family! I can't wait to share lots of 2010 with you! xoxo

Ambers Wave said...

I didnt know that about your Mom...Thank-God she is O.k....Ill be praying for her....
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Nicknessaemma said...

You're a bloggin fool now. Love it! This year will be amazing. I know it.