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Surgery Tomorrow

Tomorrow at noon is Maggie's surgery on her back. Tonight we are spending family time up at Primary Children's while Maggie gets blood work done. Just walking into the lab makes me light headed. I look around and see vials and needles, faint. I'll be sending Matt back with her for the actual poke.

I hate that we won't be together as a family tomorrow night. Life has been unhinged for months now, and I'm just tired of it. There's my complaining.

Matt's parents, my sister and friends are so great to help with the K, J, & D. This has been a great summer for the kids...always having sleep overs and fun outings. I've heard about twenty times today, "I'm bored."

 Is it bedtime yet?





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  1. Our prayers and hearts are still with you!

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  2. That is the sweetest picture of Maggie. Randy and I both love it! Hope all goes well tomorrow with her surgery.

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  3. Thoughts and prayers your way. Love those squishy kissable cheeks and oh so adorable toes!

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  4. Thinking of you guys and cute little Maggie! Hope all goes well!...ps....wish my kids would ask if its bed time yet!:)

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  5. We are praying that all goes well! Good Luck! We love the pictures of the kids!
    Love, the Hanna's

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  6. I LOVE the picture of Maggie sleeping on the blanket. Such a sweetie. Good luck with the surgery.

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