Thursday, December 17, 2009

Give Away, Warning, and Update on Lucky13

Hurry to sign up for a wonderful give away at Castle And Cottage Signs.  Paula is giving away one of her signs, pictured here... "Believe"

To go there, just click on her highlighted blog name (above).  All you need to do is leave a comment. Go now because the drawing ends Sunday evening at 7 PM!  While you're there, take a look through her beautiful blog!

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A Warning Note:  Donna, of Made in Heaven had her Yahoo Mail and FaceBook Account hacked!  They now have the name of the hacker.  She was able to have her mail restored, but her FaceBook is still shut down.  A reminder to be cautious of unsolicited email and of FB applications.  I am choosing to stop most applications on FB for the time.  You can read about what Donna has gone through by clicking on her blog name above.

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While I'm online, I want to thank each of you for your prayers for my son.  The diagnosis was Epstein-Barr Sydrome, which began as a virus last spring.  It can be a long road before it is out of his system, but we are trusting in God to carry him through this.

He is in less pain, but the dizziness and exhaustion are persisitant.  We had to withdraw him from High School which was hard because it's his Senior year.  The school district provides a free online school.  He began classes a couple weeks ago.  He'll take one or two at a time.  So far he has all A's!  How all this will empact getting into a university of his choice, we just don't know.  We were counting on his involvement in Orchestra to help, but there is no way to do that online.  Lol! 

One of the greatest blessings in all of this... his online school counselor has been through Epstein-Barr.  Her daughter was housebound for a year with it.  The counselor had to take a leave of absense to care for her.  She said she will do whatever it takes to support Evan and make sure they accomodate him until he graduates.  We are so blessed!


Paula said...

Hi Nita Jo!
first, thanks for stopping by my blog and for posting here about my sweet of you:) and I'm delighted that you added my picture!
I'm sooo sorry to read about your son's illness. I'll be praying for him, god bless you and stay strong!
Merry Christmas to you & yours:)

Donna said...

I'm glad that they finally know what has ailed your son, and I will continue to pray for his recovery and an understanding spirit while he goes through this trial.

Thank you for letting me know about the sweet giveaway! I don't think I've ever seen her blog, so I'm zipping over there for a virtual adventure!

And yes, I heard about Donna's troubles with Facebook. I don't participate in that and don't intend to. First of all, there are some people who I DON'T want to find me! hahaha!!!! Secondly, I have heard lots of bad stories of hacking and viruses over there. No thank you!

Donna said...

Thanks Nita for mentioning my troubles with FB...They STILL have Not answered all my emails!!!

So Happy about your Son!! Now he can heal and You can stop worrying so much!
Happy night love!!hughugs

Auntie Cake said...

Just wanted to drop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas. Sounds like you have a great counselor for your son, too bad about it being his senior year though... The main thing is that he is on the road to mending.

Have a blessed holiday season!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your son. How hard it must be on a young man to be taken out of school in his final year. I'm sending up a prayer for him. How wonderful to have a counselor who can be so understanding and supportive. I want to thank you for your visits to my blog and always your kind comments Nita Jo. And I'm wishing you and your family a most blessed and happy Christmas.