Westley has been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Changing our Stars…

When Westley was diagnosed in September and we were able to grasp what this meant for his future Dallas and I knew we needed to make some changes. One of the most important was to find a way for me to become a stay at home mommy. With all the doctor’s appointments, extra help Westley needs and to be honest the extra attention that Wyatt so clearly deserves and needs we had to find a way to make this a reality. We set a goal that in 2 years from diagnoses I would be home full time. We had no clue how to make this happen so we prayed on it; Dallas must have prayed harder than me because the answer came quickly….

Today my amazing hubby heads back into the world of sales. Dallas has returned to RainSoft as a Regional Sales Trainer. Not as an employee this time but as a consultant allowing us to start our own Limited Liability Company. He is truly passionate about the products that RainSoft provides and is looking forward to helping the franchises on the east coast grow their business. This change means he will be on the road away from us a few days a week and sometimes for an entire week.  Dallas is one of the most family oriented people I know and this is going to be tough on him.

I will continue to work until next summer when my contract ends. I am so blessed to work for a team I admire and bosses that understand that family comes first. After telling my boss of this change for our family we worked out a schedule that will allow me to complete all my work but do so from home a few days a week. I could not ask for a more understanding boss and a better work environment. We should all be so lucky to work with the group of people I have grown to love over the last 5 years.

I ask of you this…pray. Pray for Dallas’s strength while away from us. Pray for my patience as I go at this alone for days at a time. Pray for the boys to understand the greater good of this change. Pray that the distance between us is only in highway miles.

 God Speed,


2 Responses

  1. DAD

    Awesome! Dallas good luck ! You are the best I have ever met and I have met a few in my old line of work. I have never seen anyone as personally involved in a committment to job and family as you. YOU ARE AWESOME! Jess, its great to work for such a great group of people, but you know you have a calling for family and MDA. Hope to see you sometime in September! and hopefully for Palooza ! Love you all, DAD.

    August 10, 2011 at 6:22 pm

  2. Noell

    To have such challenges in your lives, you are a very blessed family!! Where does the strength come from???

    August 11, 2011 at 8:06 am