Thursday, November 29, 2012

So Very Thankful


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Those of you who are followers of this blog have probably noticed that I've been MIA more than the holiday break would warrant. We did travel to So. Cal. for the Thanksgiving holiday and we had a wonderful time celebrating with all of our kids and grand kids. In fact it was a perfect day of good food,  family and friends crowded together at our oldest son's home. The next day was spent with family too. Our three sons and their wives and kids all hung out together laughing and talking but unknown to us out sweet daughter in law Jody was hiding how much pain she was in afraid of spoiling the family fun. By Saturday morning she just couldn't stand it any more and went to the emergency room where they determined that her appendix needed to come out right away and she had surgery that day. So glad we were there to take care of the three little ones so that Chris and Jody could concentrate on what needed to be done for her health and safety.

We decided to stay on to aide in the recovery so that both parents could have some relief. This is when I am really sorry that we live 500 miles away and can't do more for our kids when they have troubles. Jody is recovering really well from her surgery and we are now home after a LONG day of driving. 

We are so very thankful for family, doctors, nurses and modern medicine which allows us to help our loved ones when they are in pain. Give your kids a kiss and hug today.

Until next time,

8 comments:

  1. Glad everything came "out" okay and that you were there to help. :)

    Judy

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    1. Hopefully all will be well until we see them at Christmas. I hated leaving but we have to go home at some point.

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  2. I know how you feel being so far from your children is hard. Glad she is doing ok.

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    1. Gosh but we can't just stop being mom no matter how old the kid.

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  3. How fortunate that you were there to help. Hope her recovery goes well.

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    1. She seems to be doing well so our prayers have been answered. I talk to her every day just to check in.

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  4. Oh, my! Glad for modern medicine and the comfort of family!

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    1. When I had an appendectomy over 30 years ago I was in the hospital for a week! Modern medicine in truly wonderful.

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