Friday, December 07, 2007
The hospital food is about what you would expect. I was thankful for the couple of times my brothers and their wives came by and took me out to eat. Favorite food at the hospital.... maybe it was the veggie tray.
Hospitals also have lighting that I'm convinced makes you drowsy. It was hard to concentrate on anything in the hospital rooms. I can understand why people lose track of the days and even when it is daytime and nighttime.
But on Tuesday evening, it snowed and it was beautiful. And last night our first night home it also snowed. My mom almost threw a snowball at me, but she didn't. I kind of wish she did. ;-)
Sunday, December 02, 2007
As I sit here today, I'm grateful to say that his surgery (heart valve replacement) went very well and he is recovering "nicely" as the doctors say.
I'm grateful that my unexpected travel led me "home" to see him and to help my mom during this time. I'm also grateful for the added bonuses with this unexpected travel like going to my nephew's 1st birthday party. Several other nieces and nephews are celebrating their birthdays too. Time with my parents that I would not have had. Celebrating New Year's for the first time in 14 years with them as my dad recovers. Although the trip seemed and can seem to be sad, it also has great potential to have redeeming qualities about it. I'm grateful that the Lord is already allowing me to see His good gifts in the midst of chaos.