3 Things I'm Grateful For on Monday (always a day late!)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday was a different kind of day for me as I didn't get to sleep as long as I normally do because I had to run to Lincoln, NE to the Heart Hospital as my dad had a 90% blocked carotid artery and had surgery today. When put in a situation such as watching your 87 year old dad look older than he ever had but then seeing him a few hours later and the relief on his face made me realize how much I have to be grateful for.
So my three for today are:
1) That my dad is alive and well - he was a walking stroke waiting to happen. Thank you God for the surgeon and for keeping him from having a stroke until he had this procedure.
2) For my brother - that even though he drives me nuts and is the poster boy for Rednecks - he loves his family and made sure he could be off work to be with us today.
3) For my sister - (even though she's a size 5) - that she was able to take time off from work, drive up from Kansas City and bring my parents up to Lincoln so I wouldn't have to drive down and then come right back. And for her asking me today "have you lost weight". And when I told her about 14 pounds since I saw her last for her saying "it looks like a lot more".
Today made me think about how often we let things go, and moms, dads, brothers and sisters put on the back burners while we deal with our spouses, kids, job, life. And we made a commitment to one another today to not wait until Mom or Dad needs attention for us to be together. Life is too short.
Have a great day!