This is the view I had after a crazy week and at the beginning of a very crazy weekend...this is the one moment of quiet I had...my brain was not so quiet though...this is the view I had as I waited on my husband to come out of emergency surgery for an appendectomy...this was only the third day after I sent my parents off to the E.R...my dad was in the hospital again after a year of more in than out...a year of life threatening health issues...It was only 2 weeks after my mother in law was also in the hospital with life threatening health issues...I didn't really get the quiet that my brain needed but I did arrive at a really good place...a place of thanksgiving.
My husband came out of a not so easy surgery with his health in tact (minus one angry appendix)...he came home a couple of days later with a grateful wife...I don't sleep well when he isn't there with me...I guess that must happen after so many years together...32 wonderful happy years...years that I am so thankful for...
You know that old saying..."No rest for the weary"...I was off very early the next morning to care for my beloved grand daughter...her other grandma had to be with her husband for a serious health issue...Baby Z didn't have such a great day...she was cutting a couple of teeth...thankfully for this weary Gigi...she was back to her sweet smiling self when I came back again on Wednesday.
Oh! How I love those sweet curls on that sweet head of that sweet little girl...I am thankful for every single curl...every single smile...every single hug and kiss...even every single grumpy day...it is funny how even those days become important after such a scare...how even the mundane or crazy is preferable to other options.
And then there is this face that greets me at the beginning and end of every day...he was my company while my husband was away...I am grateful for him too...he makes me feel safer and loved...although never as loved as my husband makes me feel...now I feel a bit weepy...I think the last several weeks have worn me down a bit emotionally...I am so grateful that I could really weep.
On a happier note...this is a rocker that gives me many happy memories...it belonged to my grandma...I spent many happy hours sitting beside this rocker and with another on the other side where my grandpa sat...they told me so many things in those hours as we looked out the open front door...watching the day go by...My daughter took this rocker from it's previous state of stripped down to the wood pieces to the beauty you see now...I am grateful for it's memories and grateful for the new ones that will be made as I rock the next generation...I am grateful today for so many things...and it isn't even Thanksgiving yet... (wiping away tears)
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