We both knew that we had planned to stay two nights away, so we decided that since it was such a beautiful day we would head out to the beach, so we drove about 2 hours and ended up at Cannon Beach. It was absolutely gorgeous there!! We sat eating clam chowder at MO's looking at the beautiful sights about us, marveling at God's goodness to us to allow us this extra night of rest. After checking at many of the hotels in the area we found out that all were booked because of a motorcycle convention going on, so we ended up having to drive south about an hour to find a hotel room. That drive was another "gift" from God, as the sun was setting and we were blessed to see a beautiful sunset. That night I was able to get to sleep around midnight, waking up feeling much more refreshed, ready for a quick walk before getting ready for church.
Sunday night we stayed in Seaside and I was able to go to sleep even earlier and then blessed to sleep in until close to 10 am. I woke up feeling so refreshed and ready for another walk/hike. We drove out to Ecola State park, where I went on a short 1 1/2 mile hike from Ecola to Indian beach. The whole time I was on my walk I kept thanking the Lord for this "gift" of another beautiful day and even though it was very windy and chilly it was still an amazing day.
We drove home the long way getting home around 9 pm. Gordy went to bed almost immediately and Amy shortly after him as they had not gotten much sleep with me being gone and here I sit at 4 am getting up every 10 to 15 minutes all night long to suction Luke. Yes, I'm exhausted, but I'm also so very glad that I had a few nights of good sleep.
Today I will be calling Luke's Dr. to take him back in for another appointment. I don't think that he's kicked the pneumonia yet. I'm trying so hard not to be anxious about what I will find out as I just don't know what they will be able to do for him as he's already been on 3 weeks of antibiotics. PLEASE pray he get's better soon, I just don't know how long I can go on without sleep at night, even though I'm so thankful for the respite and sleep I did get!
Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue