Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday's Gratitude Post

Today I'm grateful for lots of things. My father's laugh. My mother's voice. My friends' kindnesses.

My mom was back in the emergency room last Thursday for yet another heart issue. Again, our world was turned upside down. I spent a night without sleep with my mother in the ER waiting for test results, speaking reassuring words, and hoping for the best.

The next morning was the first day of our Friday Co-op, which the kids have been looking forward to all summer. I was a wreck, but our homeschooling friends were supportive and helpful, and I even had one of them bring us dinner that night. I've had so many friends offer such an immeasurable amount of help that it truly astounds me.

One of the joys of the last few days was the time I've spent with my dad. Although he's slipping slowly into the well of dementia, he still is himself in many ways and still is joyful. The kids have always enjoyed his humor, giving him the nickname of The Teaser many years ago. It warmed my heart to see them still have fun with him.


  1. You and your family are in my thoughts. Hope your mother is doing better, and that you will always have such good friends to stand by you.

    The video is truly precious.

  2. Praying for your mom's full recovery and many more happy moments spent together like the video.

  3. What a sweet, sweet video, and how glad you will be one day to have taken the extra effort to record it.