Monday, October 19, 2009

Sigh. Relief. Sigh. Relief


I haven't blogged in awhile. I've been spending many of my days at the Hospital with my dad. Last Tuesday he had Triple Bypass surgery and a valve replacement. The good news is that he is doing great. His heart is as good as gold.

There really is no bad news in this story. But many answered prayers and a heart full of gratitude.
In times of need it is amazing to see all the open arms that embrace you, rally around you and keep you sane.

My mom could not be at the surgery because she was sick with a bad cold. That left me to sit quietly waiting for (hoping, praying, begging) for good news. But I was not alone, my dear cousins Kelly and Kyle spent 7+ hours of their day with me in the waiting room. Kelly doing paint by number, Kyle laughing at LOL Cats. They brought me homemade muffins, and got me breakfast and late lunch. How I love them so.
Along with them were my parent's friends Connie and Skip, just waiting with me... letting their warm presence be known.

Many people outside of that hospital were praying and thinking happy thoughts for my dad... I loved the phone calls and the texts and the well wishes!
My crazy, yet so lovable co-workers surrounded me with so much love that I want to squeeze them all! Calls, Texts, Chipotle gift cards, Visits, flowers, cards, love love love. A sweet boy brought me Chipotle dinner and chatted with me, while I sat in the lobby waiting to see my dad one last time.

All of these acts of kindness are what I call generosity of spirit. People that rise to the occasion when you feel alone and scared and worried.

I am so thankful.

Here is to new hearts and beautiful hearts alike!




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10 comments :

Kristina P. said...

Sabrina, I am so glad he's doing so well!

jodilee0123 said...

I am so happy that things have gone well! What a blessing!!!!!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Yay! Hugs!

Jennifer said...

I'm so happy that your dad is doing well.:) What a wonderful post and update.:)

K and/or K said...

Glad we could spend the day with you and we are THRILLED he goes home today. Such an answered prayer!!!

Heather of the EO said...

Oh lady, I'm sure this was so stressful and scary and sad.

But so good and such a relief at the same time.

I'm sorry I missed this news in the midst of all the craziness. Thinking of you...

jaime said...

Yay! Healthy hearts make happy hearts... I'm so happy!

Sadako said...

Glad he's okay! :D

Literature Crazy said...

Beautiful post and great news. Thanks for taking the time to post it.

Gracie said...

Joining the gratitude train and sending continued love and prayer your way!

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