Just wanted to say thanks to all of your prayers. Crystal was actually stabbed over 20 times and has been released from the hospital.
The story is horrific so be prepared. She was home and he came to the door. He is 6'4" and 220lbs. Crystal is about 5'3 and maybe 120. So after she opened the door, he threatened her about seeing their daughter. She tried to get away from him all while the older boys came down to see what all the noise was about. He took her by her hair and pulled her outside where he started stabbing her. The oldest boy was sharp enough to not freeze up and called 9-1-1. That is a very smart and brave thing to do.
Crystal ended up suffering wounds in her neck, head, arms, chest, back, and hands. She has many stitches but thankfully there were no vital organs struck. She is having problems making a fist with one of her hands and the doctors are unclear if the tendon damage in her hand is temporary or not.
The ex did get arrested and he is currently in jail without bail....Thank God for that!
All of the kids and Crystal are home with my aunt right now. My Aunt is already getting all of them into some type of counseling and she is wonderful enough to take a leave of absence from her job to help out.
So that is the latest on them.
As far as my home life, The boys and I didn't do much this week. I have been working and we are in the process of getting a new AC for the Salon.
Coltan has been in a soccer camp in the mornings to get him ready for try outs...... cannot believe my oldest is actually starting high school this year! Coltan has a season pass port to Worlds of Fun and has been trying to get his money worth with all of his friends.
Cody has been really laying low this week. He had a soccer meeting for fall and oh boy, are we really going to be traveling this season. We have St Louis twice, Hebron IN (sub of Chicago), Muscatine IA (I have no idea where this is even at), Rockford IL (outside of Springfield IL), Memphis, DISNEY WORLD, and a couple here in Kansas City. These are ALL through Thanksgiving. In the spring he will look at Springfield IL, West Des Moines, Jefferson City MO, and Dallas. These are some of the same we were in last spring except for the Dallas. Then next May is the MO state cup and then if we advance, we will head to Dayton OH for regionals. So I'm looking for a really nice couple who is rich and are willing to adopt us. HAHA
He is leaving tomorrow morning and heading to Rockford IL. He takes a bus and parents aren't allowed. This is a tournament for the State of MO kids. So wish MISSOURI luck. He will be back sometime Wednesday and I will pick him up. The bus actually leaves tomorrow at 4AM so daddy Chris was nice enough to offer. I will miss him but I know this is a wonderful opportunity for him.
Carson, well he still isn't eating much. (little stinker) But he is still actively involved with his trains. After Michael Jackson passed and his videos were all you saw on MTV, Aspen and Emma (my nieces) taught him to do some MJ moves. I'm going to put it all on camcorder and then figure out how to download. You will die laughing if you see it. He is due for some bloodwork and then he has a swallow study for July 30th. We are still waiting on Children's South to schedule him another PH study and then we go back to Dr Kaine in the middle of Aug.
That is about it for now. I still have lots of great pictures from South Dakota that I will hopefully get back to work on.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!