|August 15, 2012||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Family|
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.
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!