Thursday, June 11, 2009

NOW on Facebook

I've had several friends REMIND ME "how long it's been since I posted on my BLOG so I have committed to "Posting" at least once a week or more from here on out!

But I am finally catching up with the rest of the world by getting myself on FACEBOOK so I invite you all to visit my Wall too because I've actually figured out "how to post pictures" on FACEBOOK but I STILL haven't figured out how to do that on this blog or "how to link both of those accounts together. So if any of you feel like helping me get started......I'd love for you to E-mail some step-by-step instructions & I'll be happy to do it.

You can find me on Facebook at the following: Teresa Doland Stewart

Hope to talk to you soon at either one....."T"

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Follow-up on Dad's Accident 10/5/08

My DAD actually got to go home for a few days but every time he sat up to go to the bathroom, his blood pressure sky rocketed and he would almost pass out so they had to admit him again until they find out if it’s just a “blood pressure” issue that medications could fix it can be happening to him if there is an underlying problem from his injuries, a current problem with blood flow due to brain swelling or it can also happen if he is threatened with a blood clot.

Did I tell you guys about my MOM? She went back to Iowa in August for a family funeral and she ended up spending a lot of time ALONE with my DAD while she was back. He always tells US he still LOVES her & wants her back but MOM would jokingly tell him “when hell freezes over” and that’s the way it’s been for 20+ years. But when she got back here, she told me about everything including that she told him that “she would think about it”! She talked things over with me on several occasions about the Pros & Cons and I told her that he is at a different stage in his life NOW so she probably doesn’t have to worry about the things that split them up before and he would be pretty stupid to BLOW it again since he’s been trying to get her back for 20 years.

So she decided move back to IA with him so she talked to her boss that Friday to let him know and she planned on calling my DAD the next day to let him know. BUT…..he ended up having his accident on FRIDAY night before she could tell him but she flew back with me on SAT morning & she told him when she walked into the room on Sat afternoon. Of course, he would only wake up 2 times a day for only 1 minute so he kept asking “if his wife is here?” cuz he didn’t know if it was just a dream!!

I guess you could say our family had our own “Cinderella Story”! “Teresa”

Update on DADs Accident 9/30/08

I want to Thank everyone for their E-mails expressing their concerns about my DAD and since I’m not really sure “who actually knows” about the accident and “who doesn’t”, I thought it would be easier for me to give everyone the report instead of explaining it all on several occasions.

My DAD was in a very serious motorcycle accident on Friday Sept 19th, 2008 so I have been back in IOWA with the rest of my family waiting to see if he was going to need surgery to relieve the swelling around his brain or if he had internal bleeding or other internal damages due to the broken ribs & extreme bruising around his lungs. He has been in ICU most of this time so we have been praying constantly and we think it’s worked because his DR’s are starting to believe that he might be out-of-danger from most of the life-threatening issues they have been worrying about. The possibility of him having an Aneurism (or blood clot) is still pretty high so he isn’t allowed to get-up, move around or do any walking yet so we have family members helping him out until we can get some “home healthcare” assistance.

I want to Thank all of you for your kind thoughts and ask that you keep us in your prayers!


Monday, July 14, 2008

I'm finally going to Girls Camp!!

Ever since joining my church 11 years ago, I have been telling the leaders in YW that I would love to help at YW Camp so if they ever needed a sub.....just call and I'll move everything I need to around so I can go!!

Well it finally I am leaving tomorrow morning to go up to some cabins in Pinedale which are owned by some of our Ward members. The camp they usually go to happens to be occupied for the Stake Treks so we actually get to sleep in beds, use regular bathrooms, get to cook on gas grills and even have Air/Heat if we need it. (I cant believe my luck!!)

I hear the ladies/gals talk about the experiences they had when they have gone and I hear/see the strength of their testimonies when they return so I have wanted the opportunity to experience it myself. And even though I have never gone myself, I know in my heart that the experience of attending Girls Camp is going to influence the lives of every Young lady who attends in a way that no other event could do!! And I constantly wonder how different my life would have been if I would have had the opportunity to experience it in my youth.

I'll let everyone know how it turned out when I get back....."T"

Monday, July 7, 2008

Welcome to my Story

WELCOME to those of you visiting!! My STORY started in IOWA where I lived for the majority of my life in Des Moines with my Family & Friends. I have always LOVED to play SOFTBALL which I started to play when I was 5 years old and I HAVEN'T STOPPED YET!

The scariest thing I have ever done in my life was moving my son (Patrick) and I to ARIZONA where I DIDN'T KNOW ANYONE except my Mom & Step-Dad.

And even though leaving EVERYONE & EVERYTHING I knew was the HARDEST thing I have ever done in my has also turned out to be the BEST thing I have done as well!!

Because when I got a job & saved enough money for my own place, I moved into an apartment where my FRONT DOOR happened to face the FRONT DOOR of my future husband. Before long, I learned about the gospel, agreed to be baptized & married the man who made my life wonderful, AUSTIN. We were blessed with the sweetest girl in the world (Lexi) in 1998 and the 4 of us lived in Mesa for 10 years. We decided to build a NEW home in the San Tan area and moved into our new home in 2006.

I am looking forward to the future and everything life brings to me & my family.

Teresa ("T")