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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!
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  • NOTSPEEDY
    I'm glad to hear that your father is doing better. God is so good.

    You have a wonderful supportive family.
    3454 days ago
  • APRILLSCOTT
    What a great blog, Debbie! I am so glad that your Dad is doing better! I have experienced this type of thing a lot with mom especially lately! Three years ago they called the family in and told us that she could go any minute, but --and I do give God the Glory she made it! There was a lot of praying going on! As this would be one in several stays due to congestive heart failure!

    Debbie, today I am praying for your family as it seems there was at least one good thing that came out of this situation besides your dad getting the help he needed!I quote what you just typed "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"

    I love this statement and this commitment! I believe in every situation there is a purpose a lesson learned! From this emergency indeed God has been good and it is just as you say
    "Life is too short!"

    May God Bless you and your family! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3458 days ago
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