Thanks for visiting. I fear I've lost your faithful companionship via this blog in this recent five weeks of silence. It's by far the longest I've gone without posting since May, 2007.
The truth is I've felt a surprising need to put this discipline down for a while. The constant pressure of Isaiah's health served as a strong motivator to blog. We were so aware of our need for support and wanted to keep those of you who pray for Isaiah posted and up-to-date.
Now that this long season of treatment is done, we've all appreciated simply moving on - thinking, writing, and doing new things. Last week, Isaiah had his first doctor appointment in 6 weeks! Six!
We're planning to publish this 3.5 year blog as a book for ourselves and, perhaps, some interested family members. I'm considering starting a new Oates family blog as a way to share some of the wonderful experiences we're having in this season. Maybe we'll just join Facebook. But probably NOT!
We'll keep you posted and, for at least the near future, will keep this site online and active.
Some recent fun:
Sienna and Isaiah spent a few days with their grandparents at Disneyland (but they were, apparently, too busy to take any pictures!)
We just rearranged the kids' room which included building a hanging bed for Isaiah. He's loving it.
The project included a trip to IKEA: