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May 12, 2020

Grateful Heart Monday

last week was crazy for my family.

my dad's mom was in the hospital from wednesday-thursday (two weeks ago) after having a tia (mini stroke, she's totally fine), and then my mom's mom fell outside her house on friday, landing herself in the er.  except she wasn't totally fine.  she had a stroke in her cerebellum, throwing off her balance, her blood sugar was sky-high, she became non responsive and started seizing, got herself one heck of a concussion, and checked into a room in the icu.  after being intubated with a breathing tube from friday-monday, she finally came off of all the sedation meds, started breathing on her own, and the tube came out on monday morning.  she's now in rehab and doing well, despite still being a little wobbly and having some lapses in memory.

besides all that went on with my grandmother, we had a little scare with my dad…he went to penn for his four-week check-up and has been struggling with a bit of a cough (always scary for a lung cancer patient).  a chest-xray revealed something in his left lung that the doctors decided they wanted a closer look at, so they did a ct scan on thursday and ended up finding that it was stable disease with one lymph node and one nodule just slightly larger than the previous read.  apparently these reads can be subjective so they're going to just keep and eye on it and they suspect the cough is from an infection so they put him on antibiotics.  either way, it was a nerve-wracking few days.

on top of all of that, aj's grandfather is also in the hospital and not doing too well, so if you can keep him and their family in your prayers, that would be much appreciated.

so anyway, all of this craziness makes this week's grateful monday post all the more necessary and personally encouraging.

here's what i'm particularly grateful about today:

being on the mend
the puppy gets a haircut tomorrow (he's solo scraggly)
aj's home!
my bro is home for summer as well
a potential second job on the horizon
catching a much-needed nap yesterday (the past week and a half has been exhausting in every way)

as usual, i'm linking up with ember grey for grateful heart monday! emily runs the grateful heart link-up every monday, and it's open all week…i encourage you to go check it out, read some of the other posts, and consider participating!

and just as an added bonus for today….i'm offering all readers 70% off of any ad space/package with the code "springhassprung".

what are you grateful for today?


  1. prayers for all of your family, and aj's grandfather too! Reminders of how important family is, as well as health. I think about how blessed I am to be healthy until I'm not, you know? Definitely something to give thanks for all the time!

    You are not alone, Bets. Lots of prayers & love your way! XO!

  2. Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way...I think that's more than any family should have to handle at once! Love that in the midst of all of that you are still grateful for so much. It's times like this that make you realize what is truly important!

  3. Thanks so much Anne! It's been a crazy crazy few days…but it's so so important to stop and be thankful…that's why I love Grateful Heart Mondays :)

  4. Thanks Em….hope vaca is going splendidly (I must admit I'm a little jealous) :)

  5. great post, I am grateful for my health and family today :)

  6. Wow, sending prayers your way! I'm sure it's overwhelming and difficult to see so many family members hurting. Hugs friend. <3

  7. Thanks for the prayers…definitely a tough few weeks, but we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now i think!


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