For lent, I decided to give up my appendix.
Beat that, suckas!!!
Last week I had lunch at school with my son, and around 2 that afternoon I knew something was wrong but I decided it must be a simple reaction to school lunch and went along with my day.
I went to work that night where I continued to feel worse and worse, and after a sleepless night and a good deal of sickness, my husband insisted on taking me to the ER where we were told that I needed an appendectomy.
It’s been an overwhelming few days, but as awful as it all was, we’ve been showered with so much love and support which just leaves us in total awe.
My sister tag-teamed watching our kids with Adam, she also filled out my paperwork, and cried with me in those intensely scary moments before surgery. I love her. Thank you, Twyla.
My folks drove for three hours just to bring me lunch and flowers the next day. This is a beautiful example of parenting on its own, but when you consider the fact that these wonderful people are my step-parents it becomes that much more amazing. I’ve been so blessed. Dad, Krista, I love you both. Thank you!
Then there’s my neighbors who took turns watching my kids, running to the store, bringing me food, and get well pictures. This beauty is good for my soul.
One of my neighbors is a nurse and she came over periodically to take my temperature, listen to my lungs, give me popsicles. Mind you, this is the same woman who we stole Christmas lights from and later lost all together. How wonderful is that.
Plus the meals, we’ve gotten so much food and we are so grateful. The outpouring of love from this community has just been so overpowering. I cannot thank everyone enough.
OH! Oh. . . and you should see my text messages. I have two ladies who are so worried about me that I’m practically texting my temperature to them every hour. Guys, it is just so nice to have friends who care so much.
I done lost my appendix, but I’ve gained a who new appreciation and love for the friends and family I have around me.
Best of all is my amazing husband. Who has balanced all the chaos, made multiple trips to the pharmacy and store, cleaned up after us and kept a positive attitude through it all.
You make us feel safe, Adam. We are so blessed to have you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you all. I’m on the mend and I have you guys to thank for it.