"I owe everything to my Savior, Jesus Christ. He has given me hope and continues to give me a future. I now know after so many trials in my life, that He does listen to me and He will answer my prayers. I no longer have to think about seeking Jesus, He is in my thoughts all day long. My heart knows my Savior’s voice. When He calls me to prayer, I obey. When I ask to sit with Him in counsel, He is always there. If it weren’t for the trials in my life I would never have developed the faith I have today. There is no longer any question, there is no longer the “Why is this happening”, there is only trust because my Father in heaven is always faithful and just."– Liz Dixon

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pops And Nana Are Coming To Town!

It sure has been a while. Tomorrow, Pops and Nana will arrive in the states. Whohoo! They have been planning this trip for a while and we are looking forward to spending some time with them as they are in town. The kids don't even know it yet. They will be very surprised. Now, how it ended up that I am going into the hospital the day they are getting here from Portugal is beyond me. How is it, that every time they come around I end up in the hospital. Don't worry, Nana and Pops, I'm not holding it against you. Hehe! So I'll try to hurry this process up so we can enjoy your stay and have some real quality family time together while you are in Dallas. Praying for your safe arrival. I better get back to this colon prep. :) See you soon!

Tomorrow Is Surgery Day

It's already been a long day. Mostly cause I barely slept last night. And spent the entire morning in the doctors office. It's official. I am having surgery tomorrow. I will be going in for a laparotomy at 1pm Wednesday. My options were either to wait a couple more weeks, then have the surgery or go ahead and get it done. I'm choosing to not wait for the inevitable and get it done asap so I can be as pain free as possible and well as soon as I can, so I can go back to my normal life with quads plus one. :) There's nothing I hate more than being here but not being well enough to do things with my kids. It makes me sad. I wanna be the superhero mom that everyone talks about.

Please pray for my family while I am in the hospital. Pray that they are well taken care of and for all my babies to know how much I love them. (That includes my Big baby, Donny). I hope to be back and at very soon. So stay tuned for more blogs soon as I can get home and type. Until then I'm sure that my hubby with keep you posted about our family at http://dixonstadium.wordpress.com/.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Doctor, Doctor, Give Me The News...

I saw the doctor today. The MRSA infection has healed up well. Meaning that it is no longer active in my body. Whohoo! I've been given some burn cream to help heal my arm. Unfortunately, the pain I have been experiencing has not gone away. It continues and is at it's worst. I am getting little sleep and not able to eat normal. I've spent most the day curled up in a ball. I talked to the doctor tonight, and he is going to see me first thing in the morning. I'll be getting an ultrasound and then go to get my blood checked. We will see where we are at after the doctor can see what is going on.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Welcome To Our New Blog!

What a wonderful time of year it is. I just love this time of year. The changing weather, the warm colors, the smells and the holidays that are just around the corner. In addition to all the new wonderful things going on this time of year, I thought it would be fun to have a neat new look for our blog. So a sweet and talented gal named Julie has worked with me to create me a new blog space design. I'm so excited to finally announce our new blog http://www.thedixon7.blogspot.com/. Please bare with me as I play around with things. I'm new to blogger. Enjoy!!

Back To The Blogging World

We have a new place to call home. We have settled into our new house and are enjoying life here. Don't get me wrong. There are still plenty of boxes to be unpacked, or stored somewhere. Just don't look in the garage. We have enough of the essentials in place that a few more weeks won't hurt the unopened boxes. There has been little time for unpacking between school and church events and business trips. Shortly before we sold our home, we found a new home church. God has opened so many doors through this church and we are loving every minute of it. I look forward to telling you more about that later. The quads are riding the bus again this year, and are in school three hours each morning. It's going great! Logan is in a new school and is loving it! He has already learned so much and the school year has just begun. Most recently he has come home reciting scripture verses and telling us about the Trinity. I mean seriously! I could not be more proud. Today, Logan came home from church and has been singing "The B-I-B-L-E." How cute is that. I remember singing that as a child. It use to be that, if I went a while without writing on the blog, then that was a sign that something was wrong. However, for some time that has not been the case. Until recently, the Dixon fam has been wonderful and we have been enjoying life in the most normal way that we possibly can. I say until recently, due to the fact that as some of you may be aware of, I was hospitalized a couple weeks ago (after a surgery) and have been sick and trying to recover. I got a skin infection following a laparoscopic procedure. Some of you may have heard of this not so nice infection, MRSA. I am on heavy antibiotics trying to fight it off. Also, I have a ovarian cyst that continues to grow and get more and more painful each day. I'm on lots of pain meds to deal with that until it bursts, or my MRSA goes away and I can have surgery to remove it. We will see. So many friends and family have reached out to us and helped us with meals, laundry, babysitting, and cleaning and we are so grateful. You guys are awesome!! We love you!!