Hi Everyone! Welcome to 2020. How has your year been? I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am still catching up from the holidays. The tree is still up but I have begun the slow process of gathering all the Christmas decor and putting it all into one room for easy clean up, whenever I can muster up the energy to do it! I am proud to say though that our closet projects have made some good headway!
The laundry room is almost completely done, just need a few finishing touches as well as some brainstorming to plan the rest of the wall behind the washer/ dryer. We painted the wall red when we first moved in but to be honest, I am kinda ready to see it go. Ethan and I aren’t sure if we want shiplap or just plain paint. We shall see. We added more storage to the closet for the cleaning supplies as well as storage for the laundry bin that Ethan got me for my birthday. It is huge and beautiful! My bedroom closet is not making as much progress, but it is much better than before. Once that has hit the completed mark, I will share some pics.
Alright, now that some of the house cleaning is done, I wanted to share a few things with you. Before Christmas, I had a woman reach out to me from the site Lovewhatmatters.com and ask me to write Ollie’s story. Should be no problem right? Oh my goodness, I fretted over that story for a whole week before sitting down and trying to condense four years into 8 paragraphs. But boy am I glad I did. The story went live that week and was republished on Cafemom.com two weeks later. The amount of readers who have reached out to us to tell us their story is remarkable. I have truly seen how small our world is as well as how kind and open people are. Readers from Boston have reached out and offered their services to watch Declan for us while we are there. Moms have commented how their child is going through the same thing and how nice it is to not be alone in their journey. I never knew. I never thought that a story about our little family would reach so many and that it would be a balm to Ethan and I to hear from all of you. Here is the link for the story if you would like to read it.
So since a lot of you are new to Rustic Corner Blog, I just wanted to recap where we are with Ollie’s care. We will be going out to Boston at the end of this month to see Ollie’s doctors again. The whole point of this meeting is to talk about where Ollie is with his medication, discuss possible treatments and if deemed necessary, get surgery on the books for him. To be honest, since it has been a whole year since we have been there, we want to know if any advancements have been made surgery wise, or if the medication that Ollie is on, is sufficient for now. It is also a time for us to check out accommodations for us when Ollie will eventually need surgery and to ask his doctors about the recovery time.
Even writing about surgery is scary to me. Ollie is such a fun loving, happy little man, that I can’t even imagine what it is going to be like for him to go through this experience. He will soar because that it what he does. Ollie makes the best of every single situation that he is in and brings the sunshine with him. What this momma really needs to do is work on bringing her own sunshine. To be honest, I haven’t sat down to pray and be quiet in all of this and that is my goal for the next few weeks, between now and Boston. To find God’s will in all of this and really give my doubts and insecurity over to Him because let me tell you, I cannot handle it on my own. Just this morning I started bawling over a wiggly butt because I wasn’t fast enough to get his diaper on before Declan was off and running. So silly right?!?!
So my goal for this week is to get up early before the boys. Start my day off with a little quiet time to pray and listen to what God has to tell me. Hopefully this will start my day with a little peace and quiet my heart to be open to what God is telling me to do. What are your goals for this year? Have you made any yet? Usually I find it a silly thing to do by for my own mental sanity, I am making it a top priority this year.
I have said it before, but if any of you need to reach out to me, to tell a story, cry a little or have a prayer request, please do so! I would love to hear from you. You can find me on Instagram at hannah.bohlman or even email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.