Thursday, April 22, 2010

On Tuesday morning my Nonni went into the hospital for a routine hernia surgery. Well, there were some complications and she ended up going back into emergency surgery and then was on a breathing tube overnight. When they extubated her finally her heart rate sky-rocketed and her blood pressure dropped throwing her into atrial fibrillation. I don't know a super lot about a-fib but I know enough to scare me. So, they were going to wait it out and see if maybe the heart was just being compressed by the fluid built up from the surgery and hopefully the a-fib would work itself out. If not, they would have to perform a cardioversion. Thank the Lord, it worked itself out. So, Nonni is resting at the hospital and will probably be there for a little while longer.

This all really scared me. I love my Nonni so much and can't imagine the world without her! She brings so much joy to everyone one meets. One of my favorite Nonni memories is her dancing with Chris on our wedding day. She's so vibrant and spunky- I don't like imagining her laying in a hospital bed. Moments like this make is 100 times harder to live so far away......

Thursday, April 15, 2010

loving spring!

I absolutely love this time of year. I love the warm weather, the look of freshly mowed grass (especially when it's in my front yard!), petunias being planted, and happy smiling faces that you see just because it's spring! But maybe what I look forward to most of all is softball season! Now, last year was no so successful as we didn't win a single game of the season. But, we're looking a little more promising this year! We have actually had practices and look good! And not to mention, Chris' men's team won their first game (which if you saw them play last year, you'd consider it a miracle!). So, all in all, looks like it might be a good season! Our first game is Friday against Calvary West- my old teammates! Should be some good times!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

family love

I had such a great visit with my family this past weekend. I loved every minute with all of them. I am so thankful to be part of such a loving family. You would think that it would be getting easier to say "see you later" to them since I have to do it so often. But, it seems that the longer I live 900 miles away, the harder it gets. There's a part of me that, at times, feels selfish for moving so far away. I feel like I took something away from my parents. I know I shouldn't feel this's natural to grow up and move on with life. I do love my life here in NC and wouldn't trade it for anything. But, when is it going to feel ok that I'm so far away? I'm just waiting for that first time that I actually don't cry when we all have to go our separate ways at the end of a visit. Oh what a sweet day it will be when they all finally move down here! A girl can dream, right??