Thursday, April 05, 2018

Good news

We were at the hospital just after 8 this morning. We hustled because we wanted to see Jilda's brother before he went into surgery. As it turns out, we could have slept in today. We also could have had a late afternoon coffee, run by the bookstore to browse and had a late afternoon nap. We would have still made it to the hospital before they took him back to the OR. 

Several elderly patients had issues which through the schedule behind. We didn't fret, because those going before her brother were someone's mother, father, brother or child. 

I left after lunch to pick up the boys at school. I took them to Sonic to get slushies before heading them home. We took a detour and stopped by the duck pond and sat for a while.

When Samantha got off work, she came to pick up the boys, and I headed back to Birmingham.

I can tell you when the doctors came in at 8:30 this evening after the surgery to tell the family the good news, it felt like a weight had been lifted.

Tonight, after Jilda and I had taken everyone home, we did a gratitude ceremony. 


  1. I am so very glad to read this. Thank you.

  2. Good news especially at a hospital is always welcome.
    Not much better than boys and water that looks swim-able! LOL

  3. Such good news. I'l join you in giving thanks!

  4. Love to hear good news.

  5. GREAT NEWS! Thanks for filling us in. That photo of the boys is frame worthy.

  6. I'm glad that your brother in law made it through the procedure and is on the road to a full recovery. I bet many hearts are full of gratitude today.
    Wow, that's a priceless photo. So clear and vibrant, indeed worthy of framing.
    Hugs, Julia

  7. Dear Rick, thank you for sharing this story and it's ending which was such a relief for all of you. Peace.

  8. You and Jilda are so special and caring. Glad the surgery went well.

  9. Relief and gratitude are today's words.

  10. Waiting is the WORST! So happy for all of you!

  11. Glad to hear the good news!


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