My Daddy


I unplugged yesterday.  I wasn’t planning on it but Monday night I went to bed at 8:30.  True story.  And I honestly had nothing of interest to post for you guys yesterday anyway.


But I do today.


Today I am grateful.  I am grateful that sometimes bad things happen in the best possible way.  That is what happened last night.  My dad is a doctor and has worked at the same hospital for the last 18ish years.  So when he started having chest pains in the parking lot he knew not to ignore them.  It helped that he was next to the ER.


Without going into a ton of detail my dad had an acute cardiac episode and received treatment from a long-time friend and colleague.  He is expected to be just fine.  Thank God this happened mere steps away from help and I know that his friends are giving him the best possible care.


It’s times like this that I HATE being away from my family.  I wish I could be at the hospital visiting or helping my step-mom with my brothers who are 15 and 12.  Mostly I just want to hug my daddy.


My Daddy


I am grateful that I have a trip planned to Phoenix next week anyway so I can hug him sooner rather than later.  I am grateful that they were able to take care of the problem before it became a PROBLEM.  I am grateful that everything happened the way it did.  I am just GRATEFUL today.


Thank you to everyone who is participating in my #BeKind challenge.  I would love to hear from you via Facebook, Twitter, or a comment here.  I want to do a wrap up post showcasing all these acts of kindness so send away!



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32 thoughts on “Grateful”

  1. Oh girl, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Glad to hear that he received the treatment he needed…and happy that you will get to be with your family next week. I know how hard it is to be away from family – especially when it’s not by choice. Sending you hugs!!!
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  2. I am so glad your dad was exactly where he needed to be when that happened – and that he is going to be okay. It’s so hard as an adult to see your parents get sick and get older. I’ve had so many emotional moments because of my dad who has chronic leukemia and got a bone marrow transplant this January. It’s hard to see your hero of a daddy in a hospital bed!
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  3. I am so sorry to hear about that. It is so hard. We lived in Japan for three years and I got the terrible, horrible call that my brother had been killed in a car wreck. It was the worst thing ever not to be able to be there .. and wrap my arms around my family. I did get there, but almost 48 hours later. I am SO glad your dad is ok. And I am so happy you are going there next week. Prayers for you. SPA LOVE
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  4. Oh hunnie, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Thank goodness he was near the ER & new exactly what to do. He seems like such a wonderful man. I know everything will be okay. Just keep telling yourself you’ll be out there soon! My prayers are you with you & your family at this time.
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  5. My Dad had a TIA (mini stroke) a few years ago, and man…I’m so glad someone noticed he’d been slurring his words and that he felt his lip droop. He was just a few blocks from the hospital.

    I am so glad your dad will be okay…it’s terrifying growing up…and seeing things like this happen to our parents/friends/family. You’re in my prayers, beautiful momma. Wishing him a speedy, full recovery.
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  6. Girl! I wish you called me, I would have come over and watched Emmie so you could have had some time to yourself!! Let me know if you need anything before you leave! xoxo

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