This is going to be a short blog post because I am trying to get caught up on a ton of things that had to be put on hold while we took a road trip to St. Louis to be with my mother during her emergency medical situation.
The good news is that my mother is on the road to recovery. Her surgery was a success. I literally saw her "brought back to life" the day after her surgery. It was like my mother was back. If that makes sense! It will take her some time to adjust and completely recover, but news of her doing well is encouraging. Go, Mom!!
I am so very, very grateful to everyone for their prayers and good wishes for my mother.
Also, I want to say I have some of the most AMAZING relatives back east. You guys are so AWESOME!! Thank you to everyone who opened their arms, their homes, their wallets and their methods of communication to us during our stay in St. Louis. I will never forget any of you. It was so good to finally meet some of you and to see others again I have not seen for over 20 years!! It has been so long since I have been back east. Thank you, also, for all of your prayers, texts and support for my mother during this time.
And thank you to our friends in Eugene who watched over our house while we were gone. You guys rock!
I will post about our travels from Eugene, Oregon to St. Louis, Missouri. What an adventure it was!! I will also share pics. We have soooo many pictures to go through!!
For now, it's a matter of getting caught up and getting our lives back in order again. Lots of laundry to do and luggage to unpack. Lots of business to take care of today -- among them, picking my dog up from the kennel he was staying at while we were away. I sure missed him while we were gone, but it was a HUGE load off of my shoulders knowing he was being taken care of during this time. It's gonna be a busy three days getting everything back in order. I am looking forward to getting back in business on Monday.
Enjoy the weekend and God bless!