Dad came home from the hospital yesterday. When I talked to him last night, he was sitting in a comfy chair in his bedroom, watching a baseball game. He sounded so happy to be home. He was telling me how excellent his care was - "high tech / high touch." Thanks, Sacred Heart. And a special thanks to each of you that are praying for him.
And thanks to Dorothy who stayed each night, except the night dad was in ICU. Dorothy, a retired RN, said that she would never leave anyone alone in a hospital.
The morning after the long surgery day, when I finally got to talk to dad on the phone and I could still hear the joy in his very tired voice when he said, "Glenny" (his nickname for me) . . . well, I was glad that we could only talk for a short moment . . . so I could get off the phone and cry with gratitude.
Job 1:21 tells us that ". . . the Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord." It is easy for me to remember a different hospital room, where we said goodbye to my mom, Hallie. We did bless the Lord. But I am so grateful for this outcome and again, our family is blessing the name of the Lord.
On a completely different note, have you had time to participate in my very fun giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. I will announce the winner on Monday. I meant to add a little ps to my original post . . . "sign is even cuter than my photos show." Dave likes it too, as it reminds him of the old barn wood we used as wainscoting in our family room years ago.
I have never had allergies before, but I am certain that I am allergic to springtime in this beautiful city of Chicago. As soon as the sun comes up, I am off to Target to buy yet another box or two of Kleenex.
I had a lovely Mother's Day, the first in many years that we have all been together. Church, lunch at Nookies, a walk together to Starbucks, fun gifts (garden gloves and the British version of House Beautiful) and a sweet card from Dave, who also grilled chicken for dinner . . . yup, it was a good day.
The birds are chirpping loudly and happily this early morning. Okay, I think I should have titled this post Random Newsy Bits.
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