So, I've been handing the transfer of powers for all of Jax's supplies, equipment and food this past week and I had to make the HORRIBLE phone call to the nurse I work with each month at our current home health care company. She was so disappointed to have us leave, but understood that I really wanted this better product for Jax. She said she was going to definitely have a meeting with upper management, but for the time being, the product wasn't profitable enough for them to carry it. I really hope that these products become more available to consumers as time goes on.
I admit, it was harder than I thought to call and cancel our account and set up a pick-up of our things. I've been using this company for years and even the driver who came to pick up the items was bummed out today. It's interesting how close you get to all the moving parts of your child's care team!
The boys just finished up a week of VBS (Vacation Bible School) and they had a blast. The theme this year was 'striking out hunger' with a baseball twist. Their efforts this summer was our own community (last year it was sending kids to school in El Salvador) and they feel so much pride seeing their work go to help those around us. Much like the soup kitchen they've been going to for a few years.
They raised over $500 for the community garden in the city of Milwaukee, and they all visited it with some yoga in the vegetation as well :) They collected over 600 items for the Waukesha Food Pantry and also made over 600 sandwiches for a shelter. I'm so happy to see that they get joy out of these activities.
I'm also happy to have them participate in servanthood like this as we prepare for a family vacation this weekend. We'll be attending the Mass Mutual Leaders Conference in Washington D.C., which the boys are beyond excited for. But with any over the top fun experience like that, I like to have them remember how fortunate they are to have these times.
Two weeks of summer in the books. Life is good!
|We love corn!|
|Bubb made it to the top!|
|Testing Jaxon's skillzzz|
|Papa and the boys on Father's Day. Papa had a knee replaced!|
|The food is here!|
|I need the new med supply cabinet to be done NOW! (Not starting until Sept, so it sits on the kitchen floor)|
|Day 3 of their collections|
|Big B and his crew at the gardens|