Monday, January 3, 2011

Reality Does Not Go On Holiday

Well...2011 has begun...and it did not waste any time in dishing out a fresh dose of reality. Apparently bad news can come even on 1.1.11.

New Year's Day Casey and I were in Brenham playing a friendly game of Settlers of Catan with Justin and Brandi. Well, just after I built my first city, my mom called to tell me that my grandma (who, btw, has lived with my family for almost 20 years) had a heart attack. So we packed up our things and headed to Sugar Land.

This is her 3rd day in the hospital and she's not doing great, but she is hanging in there. While there might be progress in one area, a new problem will arise in another. She seems very fragile and tired. And she is. The last few years have been an uphill battle for her, I'm afraid.

Besides the stress of having a loved one in the hospital, we also have my brother's wedding to attend to..as the big event is THIS weekend! We all had a lot going on before my grandma went into the hospital, and now we are all having to work harder and smarter to make sure everything is taken care of...especially my mom. Thankfully, we have each other (a blessing that might have easily been overlooked without this present crisis) and reinforcements are coming in the middle of the week to help.

So...as I said 2011 came with no honeymoon. Life is here in full force, with blessings and sorrows and everything in between. But...as always, God is good and we love Him and trust Him and ask Him to help us keep our heads about us. We will make it through…what choice have we, after all?

For those who knew our news, thank you so much for praying. I will try to keep the blog updated.

Hope your New Year has had a little less reality. ;)

2 comments:

Jenny said...

No it does not go on a holiday. I am praying for your family.

Erica said...

Praying for you. Love you so much.