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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

My Mom

My Mom....Honestly is one of the most fantastic people I know. With out a doubt, the most kind and caring. With having Madilyn, I am more and more thankful for the time she spent with me growing up and how she helped raise me.

The saying "bad things happen to good people" is very appropriate here. I really just shake my head sometimes thinking of all of this. I would obviously never wish hardship onto anyone, it's still frustrating when it's happening to someone so wonderful and worse when it's your Mom.

Most of you know that my Mom was in a terrible car accident two and a half years ago. When she was having all sorts of tests the first day she was in the hospital, a CAT Scan showed that she has a rather large tumor in the back of her head. Later tests showed another smaller tumor towards the base of the brain, near the brainstem. They were both determined to be benign in nature and at that time nothing really to be concerned with, as they may have been there for many years. In the recent months tests have show that there has been growth to the point that the larger of the two must totally be removed and part of the smaller. My Mom is scheduled for brain surgery on June 13th, downtown at Spectrum.

We know that the factuality at Spectrum is fantastic and have a great deal faith, but I have a huge belief in the power of prayer. When we almost lost Madilyn in those first couple of weeks of her life, the power of prayer played a huge part in her healing as well as our comfort. So, that is what I ask of you now.

Please keep my Mom and Dad in your thoughts and prayers as they enter this frightening time. As strong as they are, it's going to get scary so the more pray'n the better!! :)

Maddie and her G. G. Courtright

My Mom, Aunt Marilyn (my Mom sister), Maddie and myself spent the weekend at my Grandma's house in Mt. Pleasant. We had a wonderful as always. :) My Grandma can still out shop me and she'll be 89 in October!! That's say'n something! Tom was in Traverse City golfing and had a blast. Great Memorial Day weekend had by all.

Peeking...One year later.

One of my very favorites pictures with Maddie and her cousins was taking almost a year ago right now. This past weekend I captured Maddie running up to the same fence, only this time she was alone. Here are the two pictures. My, my, my how our little girl has changed. :)