Do you ever have days that are so completely stressful but then they leave you utterly thankful for so many things?
Today was one of those days for me. You see, our sweet 22 year old daughter had to have her gallbladder out today, something we just found out about last Friday. So over the weekend it was a whirlwind of activity around here trying to get things ready for her impending surgery and recovery.
We had given her some furniture for her first apartment when she moved out last August, and her bed was one of the pieces we sent with her. So on Saturday we were off on the hunt for a new bed and mattress set so that she would have some place to recover after her surgery.
Today was a very long day, mostly for her of course, but also for a very nervous Mr. Tide and myself. I'm a worry wart by nature, I come from a long line of worry warts actually. So we were very relieved when the surgeon came in to say that things had gone well and that, although her gallbladder was really quite bad, she expected her to have a slow but fairly normal recovery from it all! PHEW! I think our sighs could be heard all around the hospital!
When I got home late this evening, I was greeted by all of the wonderful well wishes for our daughter that I had received from friends from all around the globe. Forum friends, Facebook friends, and lots of wonderful emails from my bloggy friends who knew she was having surgery.
I know that those well wishes and prayers carried our daughter through her procedure on the wings of a dove! So to all of you who sent healing thoughts and prayers I am truly thankful and grateful. And I'm also thankful that my sweet baby girl, who is now a wonderful woman, is resting comfortably just a few feet away!