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Monday, October 6, 2014

Relief

The past few weeks have been really tough for my family.  Two weeks ago my father in-law had a heart attack (it also happened to be the first night we left CT there overnight and my first night away from CT - yikes) and since then life has been quite hectic.  He had surgery a week after and spent almost the entire week after that in the ICU.

Since surgery he has been in and out of consciousness, on and off life support, and has now contracted pneumonia.  I haven't said much about it because, quite frankly, I don't know what to say.  The good news is things have taken a significant turn for the BETTER.  Finally.

I've begged people for prayer.  My poor husband has run himself ragged commuting to the hospital every day; most days leaving work early to go.  We had decided Friday night we would go to the hospital so that we could take turns going to see Justin's dad while CT waited outside with one of us.

Turned out, Justin's mom needed a break from the hospital and wanted some time with CT so she ended up picking him up from daycare so that the two of us could go visit his dad together.

It was nice to hold my father in-law's hand and talk to him.  It was nice to hold my husband's hand and hug him.  We just knew we had to get good news soon.

After leaving the hospital we went to dinner.  It was a beautiful night and we knew Justin's mom would want more time with our sweet boy so we decided to walk around the Streets of Southpoint and window shop.  

Window shopping turned into a new pair of sneakers for hubby and a new sweater for moi.

I haven't had the chance to wear it yet, but I have dreamed up several potential outfits...

white sweater 1

white sweater 2

white sweater 2 by coachgaines featuring black suede boots

I know this may seem silly or insignificant in the grand scheme of things. (And really it is.) But, it sure was nice to have some relief walking out of that hospital last week.  It was nice to walk around the mall and think about shallow things like a white sweater and a new pair of sneakers because for the past few weeks our hearts and minds have been on things much heavier.

How about you?  How have you been?

2 comments:

  1. So glad that things have taken a turn for the better! I'll continue to pray for him too! And sometimes you need the shallow distraction of shopping.

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  2. Praying for you and your family. I am sure all of this has been stressful but luckily you have each other.

    Loving your new sweater and BOTH outfits! I think the one with the leopard sneaks may be my fave though!

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