We had our second annual North Pole Breakfast a couple of weeks before Christmas. I went with a "Gingerbread Lane and Peppermint Twist" theme because I already had a ton of peppermint decor and Dollar Tree had cute gingerbread stuff for cheap. My heart wasn't really in it because Tatum was in severe chronic pain because of her knee and we couldn't figure out what was going on, but I was determined to carry on the tradition for the girls.
It's been so long since I've updated my blog that I couldn't remember my password at first. So much has happened with our family over the last several weeks that I don't even know where to begin, but I'm working on a blog post that covers Christmas, our very fun surprise trip to Colorado, and then poor Tatum's hospital adventure. We're working on getting back to normal, but she still requires a lot of assistance, so I'm not able to go full steam with my sewing yet. There are a few of you I have already contacted about your orders, but otherwise I'm still taking a sabbatical. I'll let you know ASAP when I'm back up and running. Thank you so much for your prayers and concern for Tatum. That was a scary ordeal, but we felt humbled by the many words of encouragement and prayers for healing she received.
I had no idea my last post would be the last one for so long. Since then the bottom has kind of fallen out of our routine. Tatum has had some health issues for several weeks now, including severe pain in her knee. It's been pretty miserable watching her suffer, trying to alleviate her pain and solve the mystery of its cause. A few days ago we noticed signs of infection and she was admitted to the hospital where an MRI showed extensive infection of the patella and surrounding bone. She had surgery immediately to wash it out and is on a strong antibiotic to combat the infection. Our lives are on hold until we get her home and fully recovered. I'm sorry for the disappearing act, but I need to be taking care of my baby girl right now. There are a few of you waiting for orders and I promise I won't forget about you. Please be patient with me until we can get back to normal and I'll be in touch with you. In the meantime, would you say a prayer for our sweet Tatum? She hasn't been herself in a very long time, and we would love to have our happy little girl back. God bless.