Lucas examining a pumpkin
I am so thankful for today. For the crisp fall air, my family's beautiful faces, and for the fact that I got to visit my mom in the hospital today. Would I rather have visited her at her home? Well, sure. But I am so thankful that she is still here, and doing so well after her risky surgery. November 2nd used to be a big, black cloud looming out in my future. My mind had a mental block when I would try to think past "surgery day." I wanted it to never get here and yet I wanted it to be over and in my rear view mirror. Now that the dreaded day is in fact over, I feel an immense amount of relief. I can almost physically feel the weight of my weeks of worry lift off my shoulders and vanish into thin air. My heart is incredibly grateful that her surgery went so well. And my heart is just about near overflowing in thanks because her recovery is also going so well. Today she is eating normally, walked around the loop on her hospital floor twice, and she is in good spirits. She is still tired and sore, but she is definitely on the right path. A path toward restored health! Thank you, Lord!
Last night after visiting my mom, Mike and I took the kids out for pizza. While waiting for our food to arrive we sat around, talking and laughing. I noticed that Mike was still wearing his "I Voted" sticker from Tuesday. We got a good chuckle out of that one. The girls were busy drawing pictures of our family on the back of their kids' menus. I love that they always draw me with blue eyes while everyone else has brown. It has been such a draining week both physically and emotionally that it felt great just spending time with each other. And we even told a couple of silly jokes.
Why did the pretzel call the police?
Because it got a salted.
Why did the porcupine cross the road?
Because it was stuck to the chicken.
I hope you had a good week and thank you for keeping our family in your prayers. :)