Sunday, November 29, 2009
I was upset last time I wrote, about the fact that all I wanted this past week was to have a "calm before the storm" week. As anticipation often proves to be worse than actually doing something, the same was said for this week! My "busy" week flew by, and today is Sunday, the beginning of a new week! Last week was busy, but I had time to breath and I actually found a lot of enjoyment along the way! Thanksgiving was a delight this year! I have a lot to be thankful for and I am just tickled that I have such great family and friends!! This was the first Thanksgiving without Grandpa. It was hard as always to see Grandma sporting the festivities without her other half. What made it managable was the prayer that Grandpa wrote *last* year. He apparently wrote it, but didn't get a chance to read it last year. God bless the soul whom held onto it, to be read *this* year. Obviously not the same as having him there with us, but certainly a nice way to honor and remember his spirit! Friday, Saturday and Sunday, though going fast, have given me many opportunities to sit and relax and still manage to get some Christmas decor up around the house. We have used the same decorations each year since we moved here; yet for some reason, they look different this year. Maybe it's because I am appreciating their beauty and how much joy they will bring to us while recovering from surgery. Surgery! Goodness! It's here, it's among us, it's creeping onto our watch! I can't believe it's here!! I am watching the stacks of dialysis supplies dwindle with each day, and get chills at the thought that we will no longer have the several THOUSAND pound deliveries at this house each month! Yahoo!! There are so many things that are going to change, I can't even keep count!! It's amazing, it feels great, and overall, we are ready to move forward with these days, and get ourselves to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the early morning hours of Thursday, December 3rd.
Posted by Karrie at 11:25 AM