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

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

Beautiful. You are such a wonderful daughter/person/friend. I'm so glad your padres are feeling better and I hope ya'll get all the way better very soon.
xoxo

hoLLy said...

i'm so sorry anayansi:( your poor parents!!! i hope they are recovering well and doing better. i hate to imagine them like that and in pain, they are so sweet. and i'm sorry you and the kids have been sick too. what a rough couple of months. hope things turn around!

love ya
hoLLy

brooke said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sweet mom and dad. Glad they are recovering, and glad you were able to be there. You are lucky to be able drive back and forth. I miss being near family already! I sure miss you guys. Sorry to hear you were sick too. Rough few weeks I guess! Thanks for your sweet words. You strengthen me through your example.

blanca said...

WOW! it's so true...when it rains, it POURS!!! your parents are lucky to have such support from you all and your family is definitely blessed to be recovering from it all. our prayers are with you all!

Nicole said...

I heard about your mom , but not your dad. I hope their recovery is fast. Wishing you and your family the best!
=)Nicole

fourballerinas said...

Wow, give your parents my best! I hope they are feeling better soon. I'm glad that you were able to get help (for Reagan) so you could go help them. It was good to talk to you the other day even if it was loud and short. Happy Bday to Reagan.
Audrey

Amy said...

I miss you. You are a great friend. We still re-live the day you helped us a year ago when Tom got his bite. It is his claim to fame. You are an incredible person!!

Liz said...

You have had a crazy time of it! I really hope and pray that the next few months will go more smoothly. It is wonderful that you are still grateful for all of the blessings that have helped get you through this. You deserve every one of them and more! Love You!

marykaye said...

Wow! I am so sorry your parents had to go through that. What a good daughter you are for being there for them. Glad everybody is better and it all worked out-

Andre, Gwen & Ryan Jones said...

I'm sorry to hear about your parents' surgeries, but so thankful you were able to be there with them and help them. Glad you're back in Dallas - hope you get caught up on your rest soon!