Well, this weekend didn't go quite as planned...
MG and I had plans to go up to PA on Friday, but my dad got admitted to the hospital again due to complications related to his congestive heart failure. Since it didn't sound like a great situation, we decided to stay in town for the weekend to be around for my dad, and to support my mom.
MG and I both took off of work on Friday so we could spend the day with my dad at the hospital. It totally lifted his spirits that we were able to come and see him, and spent almost 5 hours together there. He mentioned several times that he knew he had said that we shouldn't come (he didn't want us to take off work, etc), but that he was really glad that we had. When my mom got to the hospital later in the afternoon she told me that his spirits were SO much better than they'd been the day before. We had some really tender, touching moments that day...ones that I will treasure for the rest of my life.
MG and I went back again on Saturday for about 4 hours to take some of the burden off of my mom from having to go each and every day, plus she was getting over a cold. I was glad we were there to keep him company, help get him comfortable, and to talk to the doctors when things got overwhelming/confusing.
Unfortunately Saturday afternoon/evening, I started to come down with a cold, and on Sunday morning my mom was still fighting a cold of her own. So, who stepped up to the plate to go and visit my dad by himself? MG.
I can't express how much I love this man. I fell in love with him even more after this weekend--he's been my rock, my shoulder to cry on, and my distraction when I've needed it. Not only that, but he went by himself and spent 3 hours with my dad at the hospital yesterday so he wouldn't be there all day alone. I love MG more than I can even express in words at this moment.
We were able to go out to a nice valentine's dinner in Old Town Sunday night. So, even though this weekend didn't go as planned, and we're still in the midst of dealing with my dad's health, I feel like I got the best Valentine's gift of all--MG.
It's kind of funny, our first Valentine's Day together 4 years ago was when I looked across the table at him during our dinner, and realized that he was the person I was going to spend the rest of my life with. And fast forward to 4 years later, I realize that he's one of the best things to ever happen to not only me, but to my family.
I am truly blessed. Even in the middle of this tough situation medically, I know that I am blessed beyond words and I thank God for bringing MG into my life, and for watching over my dad.
Hopefully your weekend plans went off without a hitch, and you got to spend it with someone, or a bunch of someones, who you love.
Don't take the people around you for granted. Time passes too quickly. Call your parents today and tell them you love them.