We Had Some Awesome Visitors Today!!!

Some members of the UNC Tarheel football team stopped by to say “Hello” and “Happy Birthday!”  It was awesome!!!

UNC Football Teammates

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Checking In

It’s been a while since I posted, so I thought I would let you guys know what is going on with Nick.

He has had a REALLY great start to the school year.  He has been struggling with a sinus infection for a few weeks, but he is getting better.  We actually went and played tennis last night. 

He went to Chapel Hill on Wednesday – his weight and his lung function were down, but we contribute that to the sinus infection. 

He has a new special “friend.”  Her name is Ashley and she is good medicine for him. 

We are all busy with life…John is working hard, as usual.  After a long, wonderful life of service, his truck passed away and we had to purchase a new car.

Miranda just celebrated her 14th birthday.  She got an electric, acoustic Fender.  It is solid cedar and it is gorgeous!   

I started work in my new job as a 7th grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at  the middle school I attended.  It is so wonderful to be back where I grew up.  I am actually teaching the children of some of the people I went to school with – and that is hilarious.  You can look at some them coming down the hallway and be able to say, “Hey!  I know exactly who your mama or daddy is.”  🙂

Brian and Heather are doing well also.  Heather has a new job and is LOVING it and it is so hard to believe that Kailey will be a year old in a few days.  She is growing up SO fast.

SO…we are all doing well.  We haven’t fallen off the face of the earth.  I have just been so busy.  I’m going to try to do better.  If you have a Facebook, look me up and friend me.  You can definitely keep up that way.  We are so thankful that Nicholas is well and that everything is going along smoothly.  Thanks for checking in.

Visitor #2

Today we had a visit from an old friend.  Clara comes to visit the kids at UNC Hospital about once a month.  She got to spend time with Nicholas when we were here in April as well.  She is a Burmese Mountain Dog and she is as sweet as she can be.  She LOVES to get on the bed and hang out with Nicholas.  She doesn’t do that very much.  They had to tell Clara it was time to go because she was SO comfortable that she was beginning to dose off.  We love it when she visits and so do all the little kids.  Here are some pictures…

We wonder Who’s Next?????

Our Visitor

We are SO EXCITED!!! We had a visitor at the hospital today.  Jason Michael Carroll came by to visit.  It was awesome.  He has been here since 11 am visiting the kids.  What a wonderful talented guy.  His wife took a picture, printed it out, and Jason signed it for him. Here is the picture I took.

He came to visit Nicholas last year during the North Carolina Children’s Promise Radiothon and we got to see him perform.    He has always been great to the kids here and we are thankful to know him.nicholas and Jason Michael Carroll

What’s Up With Nick

I know it has been a long time since I have been on the blog. I have been trying to to get finished with school and keep our heads above water at the same time.  After 81/2 years of going to school, I finally graduated this past Sunday.  I am thanking God that it is over and that my family didn’t kill me during the process.

Nicholas has been doing about the same as usual.  He has not really been to school consistently since December.  He was home bound for a while, then he was in the hospital and now he is sporadically at home and school. 

It’s been very hard for him to go to school.  His stamina is just not where it should be.  Now that my student teaching is over, I have extended my leave of absence so that I can be home with him to help him stay on track with his meds and his treatments, and stay on track with his school work. 

I can’t promise that I will be back to blogging full-time, but I will definitely be better about it.  So you can definitely check back periodically to see What’s Up With Nick.

Robin

Im in Deep… HELP!!!

Im puttin my faith, brain, and will power together to figure how science as far as the big bang theory and how prehistoric species could exist with humans in the biblical since of creationism and time. Although it will neve happen I just want to know more or if it could be possible. Let me know what you think.

A Special Day

Sixteen years ago, at this very moment, I gave birth to Nicholas Scott Griffin.  He was 8 pounds, 4 ounces, 21 3/4 inches long, he had a little hair and he was just beautiful.  It was a wonderful day and everyday since I have thanked God for giving him to me.  He is growing into a wonderful young man and I am very proud to call myself his mother.

I am so glad we got to come home before today.  He went back to school today and I am guessing he’s having a pretty good day – no news is good news!

Happy Birthday Nicholas!  I love you!

Mama