I'm back. What a week.
It was a week with the best things and the very worst things.
Our hearts and our brains and our souls have great capacity to manage it all don't they?
On Saturday the 19th my daughter-in-law's mother (Carol Sue) had a car accident. She broke her foot badly.
She was in a lot of pain but was talking and recovering.
Monday Diane Wheeler, our blog friend, came to town.
Monday Carol Sue started having breathing issues.
Tuesday I drove Di up to Baraboo to meet Stephanie and they would go on to a very special retreat.
Stephanie came driving toward us beeping her horn. Di could not help it. She ran.
This was the first time they have met after being internet and email friends for years.
We had a great lunch together at our favorite Mexican place. Di and Steph headed north and I came home...already knowing in my heart that I needed to go to Omaha to help Matthew and Melinda with the boys.
The texts had been coming in thru the night and morning that reporting that Carol Sue was not doing well.
(She had too much CO2 in her lungs.)
Praying for Carol Sue has been constant.
My husband and I decided that I would go help and Katie decided that she was coming along. She felt it in her gut that she had to help...just like I did. Katie was a great help to me. Couldn't do it alone.
I see you!
This little guy gets into everything! Even my barricades :o)
Sums it up.
It was very good to be there. Matthew was able to be with Melinda at the hospital, go to work a few days and get a few things done. Melinda is the medical contact for her mother so she has been by her mom's side consistently (As is her brother) and it seems every time she has come home to try to sleep she gets called at 3:00 am to come back in. It's been very hard to see their mom so sick and declining and not able to do anything about it.
Everyone is praying a lot. They are playing music for Carol Sue and there are cute pictures of the boys on the walls so she can see her darling grandsons when she wakes up.
Carol Sue has such a sweet soul. When she wakes in pain she is polite and gentle. It's remarkable.
She is filled with a dear heart....and we want her to get better.
We come home Saturday night so Katie could do homework on Sunday and so that we could have our little Quiet Life Comment Section gathering for Di.
Di arrived Sunday a little after ten with her wonderful sister-in-law, with whom she got to spend a few days with in Wausau.
At 1:00 the fun began.
pictured: me, mary ziegler from illinois, diane wheeler from california, anita klumpers from wi and karen finnessy fro wi.
We had such a nice time. I think you would like to hear how Anita described the visit;
"It was a sweet time.
The Dutch have a word—‘Gezellig’
It means cozy, warming, tender-friendly."
It was my birthday and the girls made me feel special and brought me presents! How about that.
It was a party for Di and I got the presents! :op
On the way to the airport yesterday afternoon we stopped by Oscar Meyer to see the Weinermobile up close! San Fransisco has the bridge. We have the Weinermobile. Boom!
Yesterday was an especially bad day for Carol so I watched my phone for updates all day...and prayed.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."
~A Tale of Two Cities
I am very thankful that Di was able to come to Wisconsin. She had a great time! :o)
I had a great time too!
I am very thankful for the hundreds of people praying earnestly for Carol Sue and for her family that loves her so much.
I am praying and hoping for a miraculous turn around for Carol Sue.
Join me if you feel called to do so.
With love and a full heart,