This has been the never ending week of emotional ups and downs, highs and lows. Monday was Ms. Sissy's 4th birthday. We celebrated all day. Tuesday was the day the Banker took his parents hiking all day and I got about 3,000 house chore done and it felt soooo good! I love a productive day.
Wednesday my dad had surgery 1500 miles away. It did not go particularly well. The initial surgery went great. But three hours into recovery and his blood pressure bottomed out, they found internal bleeding, and he went back in for emergency surgery to stop the bleeding.
Thursday, and three blood transfusions later, my poor dad is full of more holes than a sieve. They now think because of all the enzymes in his blood that he started to have a heart attack due to the low blood pressure, weakening his heart now. I'm so sad for him.
They did move him out of ICU last night, so I suppose that is a good sign.
I just so wish he would have been here instead. To see this...
But to shift to the mindset of Ms. Brightside Mother, let's praise God that he's still kickin'. Let's praise the Great Creator that He made our bodies so amazingly that my dad would feel nausea and his face would turn white, alerting my mom that something was very wrong.
Let's be thankful that my sweet Dad will be better soon and in Asheville in May, just in time to see his only grandsissy plié across the stage for the very first time.
Yes, there is reason to praise indeed.
Today is Friday. Jarrod is taking the day off and we're taking a siesta as a family. Today will be good. Continued prayers for my sieve of a Father would be so appreciated. You guys have been so sweet asking me if he's doing ok. To be honest, I've almost felt to numb to pray, making that scripture that says that He hears our sighs and knows their meaning. A sigh is about all I've got right now.
This day was a high...Sissy's day. Donuts for breakfast, which seems to be our new tradition, a party in the park with all her little ballerina friends, family time opening gifts, dinner at her restaurant of choice, and a bikeride in the park...on her new wheels.
Yes, they slept well.
These were the two brave man-souls that came to the garden party in the park. The sweet thing above is just about enough to make me want another one. He's my friend, Carissa's baby. And below is Sophie's bff, J. These two are identical personalities in different sexes. It's borderline scary. They are absolutely adorable together, bossing each other around. It's quite entertaining.
The day was gorgeous. We opened gifts on the balcony. Soph wanted that straw fedora for the beach this summer. :)
The boys got their sister a Barbie pool with two scantly dressed Barbies that have been named Becky and Alicia. ;) They had all kinds of fun with this. I was disturbed about the fact that Alicia's top was always under her chin revealing all sorts of things...
and Becky did nothing but drink toddies poolside the whole time. They seemed to be having quite the wild pool party!
They highlight of the day of highlights, was the bike...her very own bike! and the gear that went with! Yeah for cute safety!
She has no fear and cruised around on that thing like there was no tomorrow. Seriously, so cute my heart might have stopped too :)
This life is a series of highs and lows. This week was a perfect example. I am currently emotionally spent. I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend with my family...and Carissa...and Hunger Games!!!! You didn't think I forgot, did you??!!
Happy Friday, y'all.
Thank you, for reals, for your prayers and love.