Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ask...and I'll Answer.

Over the past, well, while, I have noticed that questions will be asked here and there in the comments, or sometimes even in emails that I have every intention of replying to, but I just don't get around to it.

So today the kids and I are just chilling at home, cleaning and listening to some Josh Kelley (For the Ride Home). There are a couple things I'm, working on that aren't quite ready to post, so I figured I'd open this one up to you all. If you've asked me something and I've overlooked answering, or you have a new question, please feel free to use the comments on this post to ask again. I will work on answering them all, I promise!

Pretty much everything is fair game. You can ask me about the kids, carseats, cochlear implants, hearing aids, being pregnant for 5 years straight, stillbirth, or even, *gasp* my life before kids. You know, all of it. I'm pretty open.

I have not done an official question and answer post before, but I figured it was about time, as although this blog started out being just about Seth, it is definitely turning into a blog about me personally, and our whole family.


Anonymous said...

I've got one for ya -

How do you have such amazing faith in spite of all you've been through?

Have I asked you that already? I think I'm the opposite with faith... everything that has happened to me makes it weaker. I'm always on a quest for answers to this question.


Hope you are feeling well today and your kids are just too cute! I can't believe how much Seth looks like Jace in that slideshow. Ava is your mini-me too!

Melissa Lea said...

Just want you to know I am praying for you and your family! Congrats on the new baby!!!

Sew a Fine Seam said...

What made John decide to leave after he had already made plans for your anniversary???
I'm wearing Seth's bracelet and praying for you all.

Janis @ SneakPeek said...

You made a reference the other day to "crappy lungs" was that about Seth, if so what is his Dx?

E @ Scottsville said...

Do you ever consider renaming your blog to encompass the whole gang? I was thinking of "Profoundly ME". =0)

Cuz like you said, it's become a family blog more than a Seth blog. Maybe you could put pics of all of you in the header!


Anonymous said...

Ok girl! How on earth do you stay so thin after 5 years pg?

Also do you like being pg? I am sooo impatient that it drove me crazy waiting for my baby. Although I guess you "cheat" and have them early LOL

How are the kids coping with the seperation?

Praying for you!!

Sonya said...

I have several questions but none of them are really my business. But I will ask....why have all your kids been born early. I am pretty sure you have mentioned it and I am sure that I have read it but I will ask again because my brain can't retrieve it!!! :)

Momof2bz said...
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Momof2bz said...

Hi El,

How are you planning on celebrating Seth's birthday?

I am wondering how you stay so darn skinny after 5 pregnancies! I saw the picture of you in a bikini after 2 and was amazed! I have 2 kids and wouldn't I guess you have great genes but if you have a secret, please share!

This one you don't have to answer if it's too much. I know you are sad/depressed with the current situation but are you pissed? (Sorry if that word offends you) I just haven't heard that in your posts so I was wondering. I always think that you are a much better person than me because I think I would be sad & pissed. Like ripping his clothes up (Must be my Irish temper :)


Eva said...

There are questions I have for your hubby. I know too many couples in which the wife is breathingly beautiful {as you are} and slim {again.. you} and centered around Christ {seeing a pattern?} and yet their husbands run off. I don't get it. It frustrats me. I want to know why?

Unknown said...

Hi, I've been reading for a while but haven't commented yet.

I'm wondering: do you still consider Seth to be deaf even with his implants? Will he learn to sign as well as talk? Do you have much interaction with the Deaf community? If so, how do you find people react to your choice to give Seth the implants?
Sorry, that's a whole load of questions!!!

Know that you and your entire family are in my prayers. I go to the Catholic shrine to Our Lady in Lourdes every summer, I will light a candle there for you, the kids and your husband.

(The other!)

BeLoVed AiMeE said...

have you read any good books lately? I'm a book nerd and I just finished my last one. looking for a recommendation.

Kara said...

I heart Josh Kelley! He's so soothing.

My question is, what do I have to do to get you to move back to Indiana? :) Please be specific.

Love you, girl!

Anonymous said...

My question is the same as Eva's, you're beautiful, spiritual, and a wonderful mother. Not to mention pregnant with his child. Why would he walk out on that?
Sorry if this only makes it worse for you.
I pray for peace for your family.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog or an account, so I'm posting anonymously. I guess I missed the post you wrote about your husband leaving. Was his leaving a total surprise to you? Did you suspect anything was wrong or have any idea he was seeing someone else? How long has he been involved with someone else? Don't hesitate to keep this info private if this is not information you want to divulge, I completely understand.

Seattle, Washington

Anonymous said...

I won't ask you to read John's mind or heart. I know you would if you could. But I will ask two questions

1) If he wakes up one day with a hole in his heart-a big hole-a hole the size of his family, and wants to try you feel equipped to fully forgive him? And

2) How would his relationship with God affect your willingness yo rebuild your family?

Erin said...

I am some what new to your blog and wondering

How are your kids dealing with your husband being away?

I also wanted to tell you that in your picture on the right side you look like Rachel Bilson a little!!!

Unknown said...

hey el..

I guess my only question I care to ask for is how are YOU and YOUR beautiful children doing with the whole separation and new addition coming?

Oh and one more...

HOW DO YOU STAY SO THIN!!! I felt like a whale when we met, haha!!

Lots of hugs and prayers!


Mrs. Granberry said...

I love reading your blog and have since you started it. I just want you to know you can get through this. You are a very strong person whom God loves and He wouldn't give you anything you couldn't handle! "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you." Jeremiah 29:11

Wish I lived near you!

Mommy3 said...

Were your babies planned? Do you use/believe in birth control? Not trying to be mean promise...I was on the pill a long time ago and then after hearing that it can cause an abortion/to lose the baby I don't feel right using it since then and we haven't. So, I am always wondering other people's takes on this and what they do or if they prevent or let God decide..I know he decides ultimately anyways but you know what I mean! (hopefully) Know these are asked with the kindest intentions and if it's too personal, feel free to not answer!

Anonymous said...

This may also be too personal and I certainly don't want to offend you (and sorry - I don't have an account - so am anonymous) but have you ever considered giving the baby that you are carrying up for adoption?

I have four kids 7,5,2 and 2. My last 2 were 9.5 months apart and the last one arrived when the others were in the care of the state. I chose to give her up for adoption and placed her with a great family.

Honestly, I am still heartbroken sometimes but I know she is well taken care of and I can focus on being there for my 3 other kids.

I just wondered if it had crossed your mind.

Beth in Arizona

Jen said...

Hi E,

I just "stumbled" upon your blog the day after you removed "the post" so I am only gathering pieces of what has happened through comments from the others. However, I want you to know that I am praying for you and your beautiful children during this most difficult time.

I believe my daughter and Seth are only a few days apart in age. She will be 1 on the 24th of July. It's hard to believe!

So I am wondering, does Seth only take one nap per day now? What time do you put him down for the night? My daughter was taking 3 two hour (minimum) naps per day until a few months ago. She suddenly dropped one and then another all within a month or so. I can't believe she went from needing so much sleep to needing so little! However, she does go to bed for the night at 6:30pm now whereas she used to go to bed at 8pm. She gets up around 7am. Anyway, just wondering if Seth's schedule has made in drastic changes in the last month or two as well?

Also, does your husband read this blog? I got the impression that he does since he wanted the post removed.

Do you have family in the area who can support you?

Are your husband's family telling him to "get is butt home?" or getting involved at all?

One last thing. I you would feel comfortable sending me your address, there is a book I would really like to send you. It is called "God Works the Night Shift" by Ron Mehl. It is such a great reminder of how closely our God is clinging to us during such difficult times. You have been such an inspiration to so many and a great witness for our Lord and Savior during this time. That is apparent even through several of the "questions" left. May you always continue to walk in His light. If you are uncomfortable sending me your address, I totally understand. But I just wanted to offer. You can email it to me at if you would like.

Many blessings to you,

Lindsey said...

I'm with Kara on the question. What DO we have to do to get you to move back to good ol' Indiana...or even the midwest? Ya know...the house right behind Mike's and mine is for sale. *wink, wink* he he

Heather said...

I have no question for you but I just want to say hi and de-lurk.
You've got mail

Sew a Fine Seam said...

I wanted to add this question:
does John read this blog and all the comments?
ps if you decide to move back to Indiana, I'll be over from Ohio to see you!

Rose said...

How do you not weigh 5000 pounds after being pregnant for 5 years straight.

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