Wednesday, July 09, 2008

i'm so proud of ...

my sister!! she's amazing. you can read all about what she's been going through ... here and then here. she had caleb on july 4th and it just seems like things got worse and worse ... and now they are getting better. he's still in the nicu, but he no longer has any tubes (ivs, feeding tubes, etc.) and is getting better everyday.
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i'm just so proud of how nicole is handling the whole situation. i know it has to be rough on her. having to drive to visit her baby in the hospital (and not being able to drive ... so she has to rely on her husband or others).
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i admire her strength. i admire her calmness. i admire her ability to see positive in what most would only see negative. i admire her thinking of other people's needs and wants. i admire her ability to bite her tongue when it is needed. none of these qualities i posses, but i try.
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i admire nicole, she's amazing. and i just thought i would share that with all y'all! she's my best friend, my CEO (chief emotional officer) and i LOVE LOVE LOVE her.

8 comments:

Empress of Venus said...

That was way sweet Jode:), you guys rock

Heidi Maloy said...

I'm officially offended, enough said, oh, and about the frustrating part- I agree, I wanted to go down and kick a FEW people's butts- don't believe me? ask Chris! Ok, ditto, I love Nicole too!! hahaha- What's not to love? P.S. Jod, how do you steal pics?? I want to steal some too!

Christian & Stephanie said...

It is so nice to see how close you girls all are.

Nicole Shelby said...

aw shucks...you always make me feel good.

and just delete the paragraph about our ward. you know we're independent.

we've been asked several times about meals - which we decline, tj gets home in time to take care of us.

and today, Candi (RS pres) drove me to the hospital and took care of Adam while I was with caleb.

don't get too worked up when i start venting.

i am well taken care of.

thanks again for ridiculously blind words about me. i love ya.

Kerstin said...

I hope things are going well for Nicole and her new baby. Brent and Shayla went through something similar with Brighton and it was really scary. It is too bad that the ward isn't doing more.

Tricia said...

Glad to hear the little nephew is getting better. How completely unnerving to have a sick baby. Sounds like your sister is a trooper. And you are a good sister!

The Bruer Clan said...

Umm, I would just like to say...YOUR SISTER is AMAZING!! That's REALLY FREAKIN HARD!! Sorry, and I will pray that things will get better! ;)

Amanda said...

good luck!!! What a hard thing to go through! I hope things will continue to improve!

what a great sis you have!