Thursday, March 24, 2011


No crafty stuff. Just a picture of Emily from her Investiture Ceremony for the Daisies. I said I would post a picture of her in her uniform. And bowling with her troop.

So surprise! We're in San Diego for a while.
It all happened fast and I didn't want to post until we were here and until Jon said I could because this concerns his mother.
Last Monday (the 14th) we turned in Emily's passport paperwork to have it renewed. Well that night, we got a call from his sister that Jon's mom was in the hospital with a brain tumor. Can you believe that???? Of course this happens when we have no passport for Emily!! So long story short (sort of) we were able to get a Red Cross Message requesting Jon to be at his mom's side. Jon's Command ok'd his emergency leave so that left us with getting Emily an emergency passport. That is a very long story about people who can't do their job because they suck! But we finally got an appointment in Frankfurt this past Monday. We drove up there, got the temporary passport and that night (Monday night) we got tickets to fly Tuesday morning! Talk about an OMG moment! I was running around my house like a chicken with her head cut off trying to get ready to leave our house at 4:30 the next morning to drive to Frankfurt airport.

The flight was rough (10.5 hours to Dallas then about 3.5 hours to San Diego). Ava was bad to us but good to everyone else! Meaning she was irritable and pissy and needy but didn't scream and try to run around. She's past that stage now I guess. She wanted to take a bath several times on the plane. That was funny.

So about Jon's mom..we're no totally sure what's going on as we just got here and the Dr.s have not been the best at communicating with Jon's sister who is now her mother's caretaker. She has a mass in her brain and we're not sure if it's cancerous but it's stage 4 Glioma something-something. I thought only cancer had stages? But the Dr. wouldn't confirm it's cancer.  So who knows. She does start radiation today.

We will be spending our days at the hospital and trying to get in some shopping and visiting of other family members. The weather is beautiful and I'm very happy to be home with my family:)


Jessica said...

I am so sorry about your MIL I hope your trip goes well!

Teresa Wells said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones in Calif. during this difficult time. Have a safe trip home.


Cousin Teresa in FL

Corinnea said...

Wow, so sorry about Jon's mom! Glad you can be there with the family to help!

Kelly's Korner said...

OH Jennifer! I'll be thinking about you all! I'm really glad it all worked out for you guys to get there and Jon can be with his mom. Love you guys!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry that you all are having to go through this. I am glad that you got it all worked out and were able to get there and be with her.
Lisa Baker

Margaret said...

Oh my! I'm so sorry your family has to go through this! I'll keep you all in my prayers. I'm glad you get to be with your family!

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