I received a text from my mom around 3 am to call her when I got up (and no my mom is not a Monday night raged, so I was nervous - what happened while I was gone?!. It turns out my Grammy, my only grandparent I was able to get to know and grow up with, the woman who has been the rock holding up our family, was in ICU at the regional hospital. She had had fluid in lungs and now had blood clots in her lungs as well.
I went to work Tuesday morning (I even started writing an "I'm back" post with lots of pics to
Now, thanksgiving is always a busy time for our family's store, Randall's Farm (farm stand w / bakery deli), we sell around 3000+ different pies and 200 turkeys, plus some of the fixings - so the stand is pretty rocking for the days leading up to the holiday (today). I stayed at my grandmas house Tuesday night and spent all of Wednesday (9 am - 9:30 pm) helping at the store, and stayed at my grandmas again with my mom, sister and dad (my sis and dad came down yesterday) and we are all just waiting to hear some good news.
There is no turkey in the oven, no pies baking away, no potatoes being mashed, no wine being poured...we are all just waiting to hear some good news.
I have spent the past two years with Tripp and his family on this day, helping to share in their family traditions and spending much needed rest and relaxation with his parents, grandparents, brothers and aunt and uncle - but today, I am sitting on the couch with my little sister, my dad and my cousin - waiting to hear some good news. My mom is working and then going to the hospital, my aunts are already at the hospital, but until we hear some better news, the children are still not allowed.
I am thankful for so many things in life, and today is no exception...I want to be positive and loving and festive, I don't want to be a downer or depressed, but I also don't want to put on a front. I am scared, I feel sick, but I also feel so much love and an overwhelming sense of thankfulness - my Grammy is fighting, she is doing better this morning than the last, they are even talking about letting her try to breathe on her own today, she is fighting for her family, for her friends, for her life, and for that I am thankful...
I am thankful I have an amazing family, my rock - Tripp, a loving circle of friends, a good job, a comfortable life, good food when I want/need it, strong legs (even if they give me some problems), and you guys, my online community - seriously - I would not have accomplished so many things in the past couple of months without the supporting and thoughtful words I have read and heard regarding what I share on here, and for all of these things I am beyond grateful...cherish every day, every person, every breath - because no one can tell you what tomorrow will bring...
Happy Thanksgiving, even if it isn't the one you expected or are used to....
I may or may not be blogging over the next couple of days, not sure what the days will bring me and my family, but thank you to every one who has stuck around through my absence - I really appreciate the support :) I promise there will be some quality content coming up when life gets a little less hectic.
You can still enter the LUNA Chix giveaway, and I will extend the deadline to next Monday, Nov. 28th, Happy Thanksgiving!!