Tuesday, April 7, 2009

SO thankful...

The timing of my dad's visit could not have been any better... originally he had planned on coming the week prior to this but due to some scheduling conflicts, changed his mind. Then we thought he should come over Easter... but ultimately we decided on the dates he went with (duh).

First of all, the weather in this week has been PERFECT. The weather leading up to this past week was terrible and for the next week it's back to being terrible again. Because we had such great weather my dad was able to work on our backyard and get it 95% of the way finished... my dad is the #1 gardener- his yard is impeccable... he'll never admit how amazing he is with this kind of stuff, so I'll do it for him. We were very fortunate to have him help us. We now have a backyard full of produce!

Secondly, I am so thankful my dad was around yesterday... well, I'm thankful my dad and mom were around yesterday, but my mom being here was a given. Around 3:00 p.m. yesterday I started having some minor back pains... my parents had just left to take Deacon to a 2:30 showing of "Monsters vs. Alien's"... within 10 minutes I was in excruciating pain. I called Damien to come home from work to take me to the hospital. Within 5 minutes of that phone call I thought I was dying and nearly called an ambulance. I had to put Zac in his swing screaming because I just could not hold him safely. (I cannot begin to tell you how painful it is to listen to your child scream and know there is NOTHING you can do for him... and all he wants is to be held) I called my parents to come home and watch Zac... thankfully my dad stayed with Deacon at the movies and my mom came home to get Zac. Damien drove me to the ER where I was eventually diagnosed as having kidney stones. We were gone from 3:30-9:30 and in that time my parents watched our boys... My mom is an amazing person, but she couldn't have watched Zac and Deacon alone, so had my dad not been here I would have been in the hospital alone. But as it was, my dad was able to help out.

Anyways, passing a kidney stone is one of the most painful things I have ever done in my life... more so than a gallbladder attack and more so than labor... and I am so thankful I did not have to deal with that kind of pain alone. I'm also thankful I didn't have to worry one bit about my boys... I knew, with 100% certainty, that they were being well taken care of.


Unknown said...

What a relief that your parents were there. YIKES on the kidney stones. Hope you are feeling better now!

Samantha said...

Good grief Woman! Sheesh... take care of yourself and yes, thank goodness your Dad and Mom were there!

Get to feeling better soon!!

T- said...

Oh no! I am glad you are okay now, but I've heard that is horrible. Sorry you had to suffer through it.