Friday, March 4, 2011

On Being Blessed

This past Wednesday I had a surgery that was 30+ years in the making. I admit that I was a little nervous about it. Mostly because it will be several weeks before I can resume my Granny-activities with Lucy. However, this surgery was for my best health reasons. I had wanted to put this off until the 'Joes were posted somewhere, but it just couldn't wait any longer. So, I knew that I would be leaving our household in the hands of a very capable young lady who already has her hands full --- my wonderful daughter Mrs. 'Joe. Granddad is in his busy season at work, and 'Joe is in & out of town during this time. So, Mrs. 'Joe truly has a lot on her plate right now.  But she is taking care of every little & not-so-little detail around here.  And Granddad brings work home with him every evening in order to stay steady with his workload.  I am blessed.

The Great Ones came over to our house Wednesday morning to hang out with the 'Joe family during surgery time.  Then came to the hospital to see me after my recovery-time.  (I'm so thankful to have my parents who will go completely out of their way, drop whatever they're in the middle of, no concern over their own health --- but to come and be with our family during this time.) Our out-of-state family checked on us throughout the day. (It really doesn't matter how many miles of black-top lay between family, we're still very close-knit. And I love them for everything.) Yes, my whole family is wonderful! 

And I stand speechless to our friends & church family. The love, care and encouragement they have given to our family during this time has been remarkable. One of my very best friends has checked on me all week as surgery approached and the day of surgery, and even stopped by to see me today!  (I have really missed our time together.) Another great friend has been in touch with me almost daily to see if I've needed anything.  (Looking forward to getting together with her again.)  One of our pastors came to sit with Granddad during my surgery (which lasted a bit longer than anticipated).  Our Care Team is even providing meals for our family over the next couple of weeks.  Family, friends & our whole church body ... text messages, Facebook posts/messages, phone calls ... yes, I'm just speechless at the support we've been shown.
We are truly blessed.

Below is a link to the post Mrs 'Joe made Wednesday morning. Granddad & I left for the hospital before 7am so that Lucy wouldn't see us leaving with my overnight bags. This definitely is the hardest part of recovery for me, but I sure do not want to prolong recovery time or have a glitch somewhere that I could have prevented. So, I am really trying to be a good patient. And Lucy has even come in to "Granny's bedroom" to check on me today and to help her Mommy take care of me.  Although she may not understand everything, she knows that Granny has sore "ouwies" that need to get better.
I  just melt with her smiles, giggles, and non-stop energy. 
I have the best medicine I could ever need ... my relationships.

Hope you stop by to check out the Mrs. Joe's blog:


I'm Sheila Atchley. said...

Hey beloved Granny!
I am so sorry you had to have surgery! I hope you are not in too much pain. The thought of you not being able to do your "granny duties" makes my heart hurt for you! Get well soon...very, very soon. I will be praying for an especially quick recovery, and a blessed, healthy SPRINGTIME! (It is almost really is!)


Granny said...

Sweet Grandmommy,
Your words are so kind & your prayers deeply appreciated. I had wanted to postpone this surgery until the kids were on post somewhere, but God's timing is always perfect. I do have the sweetest little nurse to help take care of me & her giggles are the very best medicine I could ever ask for!

Give extra hugs & kisses to your adorable little grandson :)

~~~Lots of Love~~~