Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Weekend Update

Here's the latest happenings in the Roman household:

  • Ryan had 3 days of physical therapy this week. He is doing well, but he is achey/sore most of the time. His mouth still does not open very wide, and he really would like to be able to just open up and eat some good food he's craving!!
  • Yesterday, March 12, marked 15 years since our first date together!! Yep, 15 years!!
  • The girls both won their basketball games yesterday! They both played well! Ryan and the girls are hoping he will be able to make it to a game, but for now he watches video footage. He didn't miss a game last year, so this is just another adjustment we have to get used to!
  • Aiden likes to play tackle with daddy, and thankfully daddy is getting stronger! The other day Aiden came into our room where Ryan was doing his exercises, and after closing the door he asked, "Should we tack Daddy?"
  • This week in school we are studying Africa, and more specifically, the country of Kenya. One of the good books we have read is The Kenya ABC's, a book about the people and places of Kenya. We are also reading various African folk tales, as well as books about zebras, lions and other African animals. We have also been learning about the life of Africa's trailblazer, David Livingstone. In math, Moriah has started to learn how to solve equations and Emma has been learning about the diameter and radius of circles. In grammar, Emma has been studying prepositions, and Moriah is learning about the various types of verbs.
  • Tomorrow is our 13th wedding anniversary, and we'll be celebrating by going to physical therapy and a doctor's appointment! We plan to squeeze in a lunch date between appointments!


  1. Although I have never commented, I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed your posts, albeit I am so very sorry for the difficulty your family has encountered these past months.

    At church today the subject was "Running Your Race" with one of the verses being Hebrews 12:1-2.

    “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

    They talked about the definition of patience which I realize is not the way I have typically thought of this word. The biblical definition of the word refers to independent, unyielding, defiant perseverance.

    As I read your blog today and have thought back to the others you have shared, I can see an underlying tenacity in your family to overcome and triumph in these circumstances.

    As you hold on to your belief for complete restoration not only will you receive that in this life, but as Paul said in 2 Tim 4:6-8 "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

    I am very proud to know you Michelle, and know the end of this story is as limitless as your faith!!!

    God bless you and your wonderful family today!

    Janice Winchester

  2. Hi Michelle- I was in Kenya and have some friends there if you need any resources in your Kenyan studies. I think I might have some Kenyan coins and some other things you could use.

  3. Janice:
    Thank you so much for posting your comment! I am so glad you did! You know, I have been wanting to blog for awhile, but wasn't sure I was ready to commit to keeping it up, and I wasn't sure how to get started. I thought for awhile what I wanted the theme of my blog to be and I kept coming back to Hebrews 12:1-2!! I never shared that idea with Angie. THe blog was started to share updates and I forgot all about the theme I had chosen until your post!
    Maybe soon we'll see a change in the blog!!
    Thank you for your kind and encouraging words and for your prayers for our family!
    Love you!