Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My Legit Excuse

OK. So it has been a while....a long while, since I have blogged. I admit that I have been avoiding it. That, and I have been back and forth from my place to my parents (3 separate times in 1 1/2 months). My family and I have been sick. And I am just tired.

My mother had back surgery at the end of February. She was to the point that she had to use a walker to walk. So Jenna and I went down to help out during that time.

For Spring break (3 weeks after surgery), the girls and I went back to help out with my mom. She still wasn't able to drive, push a shopping cart, or even bend over/reach for anything. Luckily, my dad was there to help her with everything. Unfortunately, the day after we arrived, my dad suddenly could not walk at all. We found out that week that he needed serious surgery on his vertebrae. So our 5 day trip turned into a 10 day trip. It was such a blessing to be there to help, because basically, my mom couldn't do anything.

A week later, Jenna and I returned in time for his surgery. We spent a week there helping out, once again, greatful that I was able to be there.

I returned home to care for Reagan who had strep, only to get it myself, a few days later.

Like I said, I am tired. But even more so, I am greatful.

I am greatful for:
-all the friends that helped with Reagan
-all the church members that fed my parents when I was not there
-a good surgeon who preformed both of my parents' surgeries
-their extremely speedy recoveries
-my patient and supportive husband
-the fact that I am blessed to be able to travel back and forth
-Jenna being an absolute angel day after day, hour after hour of being in the hospital
-answered prayers
-priesthood blessings
-and the calming peace and love of my Heavenly Father