The last few weeks have been really rough for our family. Our daughter has been very sick and it’s been challenging as all get out.
Her gallbladder and
she parted company yesterday…
and the surgery went well.
On Sunday, she had a
scope procedure to get a nasty
stinker of a stuck stone
out of wherever it wasn’t supposed
to be. She came through that with flying colors,
and that was the beginning of
a process of getting relief.
For a young mum to have to endure
separation from her brand new baby
is really hard, and so we have been
doing our best to be the best possible support for our wee grandson, and his mamma and daddy.
He’s such a fine little fellow! He had never taken a bottle, let alone tasted formula, so he gets a gigantic gold star for his superb good nature and willingness to accept these weird new things. What a sweetheart!
I am so impressed with the graciousness, dignity and courage that our daughter had through this whole ghastly time, and with the loving kindness of her lovely husband. (And speaking of husbands… mine has been a champion through it all… what a star! It was also really upsetting for our son and daughter in law to have their beloved sister going through such a harrowing time, and they certainly were lending their support and love, too…. it’s been a real kicker for the whole family!)
Even though this has been an enormously difficult time, I am also really grateful for so many beautiful moments that have happened during our passage through it. Life is all about learning and discovering untold and unknown gifts, resources, sources of wisdom, kindness and compassion…. and we have found so many of these gifts while navigating through the difficulties of the last few weeks.
And, soon, she’ll be able to go home from the hospital and we’ll all have time for some sweetness… and, then, we breathe out…. and test the waters of ‘normal’ life again…. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh………………. yes!