|Jovie's first day of ECFE with mommy|
|A gorgeous view of Lake Bemidji|
|Weekend chores - sweeping pine needles off the roof|
I was asking the kids tonight at dinner, which I lovingly prepared, what was the most surprising moment of their day. Very quickly James fires off, “The most surprising moment of my day is that this dinner actually tasted good.” Well, I asked didn’t I? What was the most surprising moment of your day?
The most frequented place I go these days is the grocery store. The second is the dentist. They just love my teeth so much that they cannot get enough of them. Or... I had three cavities and a wisdom tooth that needed to be pulled. You choose the correct answer. Anyway, I was sitting in the dentist’s chair last Wednesday and I was letting him know to be careful of my canker sore that is the size of Detroit. And as he saw it he asked, “Are you stressed out or something?” And I awkwardly said, as his hands were in my mouth, “Well, my dad had a stroke a few days back, my husband’s been out of town working hard to find a job, and my daughter is going to have her tonsils and adenoids out tomorrow...” I really didn’t mean to say it all, but I just did. I felt like my canker sore deserved a minor applause. So, it’s been a bit of a 10 days. But it’s Monday. A new day. A new week has arrived and I say, Go Team!
|Sydney and I had quite the fun night in the hospital sharing the bed|
So, backing up a bit, my poor dad had a stroke. I will not give a doctor’s report, but he is rapidly improving and will be back to his normal, foxy self in no time. But while walking alongside his trauma and my parent’s stress of his unknown health issues, I was pretty grateful to be around, to be able to hear real-time updates, to run and get him that sandwich he was craving, to be able to intercept all the phone calls of people wanting to know the latest, to be told a number of times by family and friends “if there is anything we can do, just ask”, to bring his four grandkids in a couple times to let them ask a 101 questions about the hospital room, and then to celebrate when he was able to to come home from the hospital. I say, Go Dad!