of the past weekend events I am incredibly blessed and I want to tell it to the world. But what happened this weekend has slammed it to the forefront of my mind, once again.
My children responded with such love and concern to my physical problems. They are wonderful people; I often ask what I did to deserve them and I wonder how they could have possibly turned out as well as they have, since I had no idea what I should be doing while they were growing up. I know am often exasperating to them (as is their father) and shall continue to be as I age, but they persevere in our care and we are so grateful.
Daughter Two was out of town Friday night for an office party. She called me Saturday morning and inquired how we were. I told her how I had spent the night (see yesterday's post) and she immediately began go*gling my symptoms and implored me to call the doctor's office. When it was determined that I should get to the ER as soon as possible, she left for home almost immediately. Later she packed my bag and brought some necessities (including my computer) to the hospital. In addition to my other symptoms, I was having serious withdrawal!!
Daughter One was on duty at the hospital, but when I called her, she clocked out ASAP and came to transport me to the nearest ER, which is only four miles from me. (My husband does not drive since his stroke five years ago.) She stayed with me all day and all night long, responding to every need and interpreting what the doctors and nurses told me. Can you imagine how valuable that is? Everyone needs an advocate when they are in distress and/or in the hospital. I could not have asked for a better one. Having a nurse (or doc) in the family is a definite plus when one is ill.
My son and his family, who live about 80 miles away, were coming to Raleigh on Sat. for a portion of his wife's family Christmas celebration. Wasn't that a wonderful synchronicity?? It meant that they could come to the hospital and visit me without having to make a special trip to Raleigh. They brought chocolate too (and lo, it was dark chocolate (my favorite). The nurse made a comment about how pretty my granddaughters were - and I told her she had only seen half of them - the other two were just as beautiful!! I don't know what she would have said about my grandsons - they are swoon-worthy.
Daughter Two stayed all night here at home with her father, so we didn't have to worry about him, and she also kept Daughter One's youngest child; providing dinner and breakfast for them. Her poor, long suffering husband of less than 4 months was home alone, since the dog (Molly) was also here, and his two boys were with their mother.
I have, of course, thanked all of them for their care and concern, but I wanted to shout to the rooftops about how blessed I am to have them and how much I love and appreciate them. It is especially appropriate at the Christmas season, to say God Bless us One and All!