Hello blog readers! It's been quite a week around here. Let me catch you up (if you don't already know what I've been doing). School started, and my husband started his new job. I also started a new job - I'm working part time, temporarily, at our church. Our children's pastor is on maternity leave, and I'm filling in for her while she is taking care of her darling new baby. So, while Samuel is at preschool, I'm sending out emails and making copies (am I the only one who ALWAYS thinks of that SNL skit when I hear "making copies"?) and getting things ready for Sunday mornings. So, in the middle of juggling all these balls in the air, I get a call from my sister that my dad has been taken to the hospital while on vacation. While I should have been prepaired for such a call - my mom told me last month that my dad's doctor was talking about the possibility of a pacemaker - it pretty much pulled the carpet out from under me. Thankfully, God knew what was best, and although the timing was scary for us and it was very hard for my mom to be away from home and friends, they took my dad to a hospital that won an award for cardiac surgery this year and treated him and my mom better than I could have ever hoped from a large hospital. Also, my sister dropped everything and went to them to be with my mom. (She gets the gold star good daughter award - now she just needs a blog so I can put it up there!) I'm the information hub - emailing out updates to family and friends. Long story real short: my dad had surgery and his heart is better than ever and now he is in the recovery/physical therapy stage. Hopefully he'll get to go home this week. Say a prayer for him and my mom and my sister.
So, I've stopped crying twenty times a day (yes, people, I do cry sometimes) and I don't get up in the morning and check my cell phone and then check the airlines for flight times. I am breathing in and out without telling myself to breathe. For everyone who has called, emailed, or come up to me and asked about my dad, thank you. Your kindness, concern, and prayers have been so appreciated. To all the new readers out there who have stopped by because you found my link on an email, welcome! Feel free to leave a comment for me!
Coming up soon: more conversations with Samuel, why I love soccer, and knitting pictures. Bye for now!