Hello all! I'm just checking in. I've had a long, hard road to walk this past month. I've now recovered from my second (and LAST!) severe allergic reaction following my partial knee replacement surgery. I am now armed with an epi pen in case I ever discover an allergy that threatens my throat.
Enough of THAT!
I wanted to tell you how completely LOVED I have felt this entire time. Without a doubt this is the biggest challenge of my life thus-far, and people have loved me through it every step of the way! I've had meals every other day for three weeks, friends running errands for me, and magazines and dvds dropped off. My dear friend, and newly retired teacher (who was Emma's kindergarten teacher before we joined the home school program) has come almost every school day for a month! Thankfully I'm now able to do a lot more and I survived my first completely solo home school day this past week!
Friends have brought me coffee, cookies, cupcakes, and even a hot fudge sundae in the hospital! When I couldn't eat because my allergic reaction made my lips 3-4 times the regular size, and burned like a hundred bee stings, a friend brought me smoothies for two days. People have prayed and sent cards. Just this week I opened the front door to find a friend bringing me a big bag of Rolos, my favorite candy, on my WORST day emotionally to-date. Yesterday my friend that I order beautiful, fabulous cookies from for my parties, brought me the most BEAUTIFUL fall cookie pop bouquet! They are seriously beautiful, and seriously delicious!
EACH and every one of these things has made me feel SO loved. Don't ever underestimate your kind gesture as being too small. To a person suffering, each and every kindness is a light in the darkness. Thank you, thank you, thank you!