Today mom and I took Gracen to the ENT and Audiologist because she had failed her hearing screening at school. She has fluid in her ear and so he gave her antibiotics, steroids and a nasal spray to see if we can get it cleared up. Hopefully that will work as she does not want another set of tubes..she's had about 7 last time I counted it up with her last pair at age 6.
We had a good day though after the appt was over. We decided to make a day of it and went to the Park Plaza mall since we hadn't been in a while and look around. Justice is Gracen's new favorite store so we bought a few things in there, bought me some shoes I was needing, then had lunch and just browsed around for the afternoon. The guy in one of those booths lured us in and proceeded to curl Gracen's hair and sell us the iron he did it with..yeah we were suckers but he was from Israel and just too nice and Gracen loved it!
When we got home tonight we found out that a coaching friend of Marty's that is married to a girl from this area so lots in our area know them, lost their 10 year old daughter, Gracie, to complications from a seizure today. They lost their younger daughter about 6 years ago when she was 2 from the same thing. I had received a text about Gracie while I was shopping asking everyone to be praying for a miracle for her, and all day as I shopped with my Gracen it was in the back of my mind what they were going through today with their 10 yr old daughter and how very different our days were. I was having a wonderful day with my daughter and they were having the worst day of their lives...again.
Makes me want to hold my kids a little tighter and I am definitely so thankful for the blessed life we are living! Please say a prayer for this family now and in the days to come. They are going to need them.