Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Being Thankful

Hi, everyone. Hope you guys had a wonderful Memorial Day Holiday.


Today I wanted to talk a little bit about thankfulness and second chances. My husband, Richard, went to the doctor for a regular follow-up visit. Next thing we know, he’s in under the knife and needing four bypasses. Crazy, right? Tell me about it. The blockages in his arteries (all the main ones) was so severe that the odds were not good at all.

My better half

It was a pretty scary time. Looking back, those uncertain hours are like a blur in my mind. The hardest part, though, was that last hug, right before they took him away. I wanted to somehow convey my love and hope and fears through that touch and not breakdown so he wouldn’t see how terrified I was. The way he held me, like he would never let go, broke my heart.


So five days later, back at home, there are so many things I’m grateful for. I’m grateful that family came to share those black moments with me. Their love and support made me stronger to be the rock my husband needs at this time. I’m grateful God guided the hands of the surgeon and Richard is not only alive but his recovery is going great. I’m grateful that we were at a hospital where the nurses and the techs and everyone else were committed to giving him the best possible care. I’m grateful for all the friends that called, messaged and/or texted to see how he was doing and offer help and support. One of the many positive uses of Social Media.


I am thankful that the road ahead stretches as far as the horizon and then some more. That I have a second chance with my soul mate and I intend to make sure it lasts as long as it can. Of course, this means a lot of hard work on many levels, his recovery being the main one right now. I think we’re up to it.


What about you? Have you had a close call with a loved one? What are you thankful for? I’d love to hear from you.