Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Plans Change

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.

44 comments:

  1. Calling my parents asap! So sorry to hear about your dad.. They are always so nice thinking in us.. How he didn't want you to take off work.. They've done so much for us, there's never enough we will be able to do for them.. Xo

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad! I'm hoping and praying he gets well soon and is able to go home from the hospital. What a precious husband you have. That is the sweetest thing for him to go sit up there with your Dad. It's always wonderful when you realize just how amazing they are and realize you love them more now than the day you married them (and thought you couldn't love them any more at that moment).

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  3. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I can't even begin to think how hard this must be for you. I'll keep him in my thoughts and prayers xoxo.

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  4. Tears! Continued prayers for your dad. So thankful you have such an amazing husband, they sure are the best aren't they?! Xoxoxo

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  5. oh my word, holding back all the feels over here. i'm sorry that is how your weekend turned out and then you getting sick. you are a strong cookie and i know you'll never regret going over to visit your mom and dad for the weekend. that husband of yours is an amazing one! you hit the nail on the head - enjoy every moment and treasure all that is good. so important every day!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  6. Oh I am SO sorry about your dad!! I am definitely praying for your dad and comfort for your whole family! I'm so glad you were able to spend so much time with him. Your hubs is definitely the BEST! Your words are the sweetest!

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  7. sorry about your weekend, but it sounds like you made the best of it. Hope your father feels better soon

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  8. Oh Jenn I'm so sorry to hear/read this. My thoughts and prayers are 100% with you guys. I'm glad you have your amazing hubby to stick by you in times like this. Off to call my parents! xoxo

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  9. Jenn you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!! Hugs!!

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  10. I'm sorry to hear about your dad! Sending good thoughts and prayers your way! It's never easy to deal with people being sick, and hopefully you're dad gets better soon!

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. It's so important that you have a good support system during times like that and it sounds like you have the best. Sending good thoughts your way.

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  12. This definitely brought some tears for me this morning reading this! I'm so sorry to hear about your dad but your man stepping up like that, he is definitely a rock and he sounds so wonderful!

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  13. I'm crying reading this!! I love you so much and I'm so sorry about your dad's health. I will pray for him and your family. What a good man you have there. Seriously. Worth the wait;) Thinking of you!!

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  14. I'm so so sorry to hear about your dad and hope he gets better quickly! So sweet of MG to be there the whole time, I'm sure your family appreciated it more than words too.

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  15. So sorry to hear about your father, but that is wonderful that you were able to spend time with him!
    I'm glad you still had a nice Valentine's Day with your hubby!! He sounds like such a great man.. xoxo

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  16. So sorry your dad was in the hospital but I'm so glad you all were able to be there with him and spend that quality time with him! How sweet of MG! Sometimes the selflessness our husbands can show when we need it is overwhelmingly sweet.
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  17. So sorry to hear about your dad, sending lots of *hugs* and prayers to you and your family. And how sweet is your husband, such an amazing man and husband to do that for your family when you needed him most. Happy tears! You are truly blessed gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

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  18. My heart goes out to you and your family! So sad to hear that your dad is in the hospital, but also so very happy to hear that your husband has been able to be your rock through this and other times. It's so wonderful that you have him by your side through this and all that life will throw at you.

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  19. Many good thoughts to your dad and big props to MG for stepping in and really being family.

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  20. You did the right thing by altering your plans to be with your dad! I'm glad it lifted his spirits and hope he's on the road to recovery. It sounds like MG is a keeper there, girl! Thanks for sharing with us on Tuesday Talk!

    http://www.rearreleaseregroup.com/

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  21. I am so sorry to hear about your dad - sending all my good vibes and well wishes your way. You are incredibly lucky and blessed to have such a special man in your life as it sounds like your husband is - you picked a good one!

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  22. I am so sorry to hear about your dad's health - I can't begin to imagine what y'all are going through. That was so amazingly sweet of your husband to go visit with your dad! Will be praying for your dad :)

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  23. So sorry to hear about Dad. It's great you got to spend several hours with him to brighten his spirits and how amazing is that, that MG stepped up to the plate to make sure he had company on Sunday....makes you realize you picked a great catch!

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  24. So so sorry about your dad! I hope everything is ok with him soon! So nice of you guys to visit him and soooo sweet of MG to go alone when you weren't feeling too good. I'm glad you guys had a good valentines day together and a fun date to go on :)

    xo
    Candace
    www.lovelylittlerants.com

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  25. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad! I hope he recovers soon! That is so wonderful MG was able to step up and be everything you needed and more! Definitely what matters most :)

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  26. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Sending prayers his way!

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  27. I'll keep your dad in my prayers and will be thinking of you all. So glad you've got your man by your side through the good times and bad!♥

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  28. This post brought tears to my eyes! What a wonderful man you have! <3

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  29. You are so blessed to have such a wonderful husband! Prayers for you and your family!

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  30. Oh girl I am so so sorry to hear about your dad getting admitted to the hospital! It's in times like these where you really truly appreciate all you have, MG sounds incredible by stepping up! Even though plans didn't go as planned, God has a reason for everything. I'll be praying about your family!!

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  31. Oh hon, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad... I'm sending you thoughts and prayers. Your husband sounds amazing, and I'm so glad he has been your rock and support. xoxo

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  32. I remember very well the ups and downs of congestive heart failure. My mom suffered with it for years. Your husband modeled the true meaning of what Valentine's Day is all about, unconditional, sacrificial love. You should, which I know you do from the sounds of this wonderful post, consider yourself very fortunate. I do hope your dad gets his strength back soon and is up and back to living.

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  33. Sorry to hear about your dad. It sounds like a rough weekend, although you have a great appreciation for how much you love your family. Hang in there!

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  34. Sending love, hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery for your sweet daddy. I'm so glad you have MG there to help lean on when times get tough. Please keep us posted on how your dad is. Big hugs!

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  35. Prayers for your dad. It is so hard to go through a season in life such as this and having someone like MG who is compassionate and understands just how important this is to you will give you so much strength. Glad you made some special memories with your dad.

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  36. So sorry to hear this, Jenn! Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers to you and your family! Will be thinking about you and praying for you! I know situations like this are not easy..

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  37. This brought the tears. I am so sorry you are going through this. What an amazing man you have!

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  38. hugs girl. i wish i had something helpful to say. thinking of you xxx

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  39. I am so sorry to hear about what is going on with your dad. Sending prayers your way and it seems like MG is an amazing husband. Congrats girl.

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  40. Oh Jenn, I'm so sorry to hear about what's going on with your dad. There are few things worse/scarier than seeing your parent in the hospital, I definitely know that :( I will be praying for all of you, and hope you're feeling better too!

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  41. I'm sorry that your dad isn't doing so well and that you spent your weekend in the hospital :( I hope that you're feeling better and I'll be keeping your family in my thoughts!

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  42. I'm very sorry to hear about your dad. i'll be thinking of you and your family while sending him lots of healing!

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  43. I'm so sorry about your dad--I will definitely be keeping him and your family in my thoughts. How wonderful that your husband is so sweet and could spend time with him!

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  44. I'm so sorry I'm just catching up on my blog reading and seeing this. This is so sweet about MG. It's so great to have such a great support system. xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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