My Mother and me
Thank you all SO much for all of your prayers for my Mother's surgery, and for Faith and I as we travelled to GA and back. My Mother is doing as well as can be expected following the surgery she had. I spoke with her today at lunch and she was in a good deal more pain than she had been, but was still in good spirits. She had been out of the bed most of the day, sitting in a chair, and before the day was out, she was supposed to get up and walk! Needless to say, she was NOT looking forward to that!
Her biggest complaint is that she just cannot get any rest because the nurses are constantly waking her up to check her vitals, give her more medicine, etc. Her husband stayed with her last night at the hospital, but she said that she was sending him home tonight because he snored all night last night and kept her awake!
Faith had posted a picture of my grandmother's house on her blog and she had mentioned that I would be sharing a story about that house at a later time. The house in the picture was where my grandparents lived for 62 years. I have so many wonderful memories of both of them and of countless hours spent in that house.
Well, about 4 years ago my best friend, Becky, called me one day at work and said, "Emilie, I just walked in a house here in Columbus and I feel like I have been in this house before. Do you remember what the address of your grandmother's house was?" I said, "Of course, it was 1408 XXXX Street." She said, "You're not going to believe this. My son is getting ready to buy THAT house!". To make a long story short, HE DID! Can you believe that out of ALL the houses in Columbus, GA my best friend's son bought MY MaMa and PaPa's house!
This is a picture of the house today.
Is it not the most adorable little house you have ever seen! PaPa was very particular about his grass and the house still has a wonderful stand of grass. Looks like a golf course, doesn't it? I wish I could just pick this little house up and move it to NC!
Becky and me
Becky and I went to high school together and then both of us also went to Dental Hygiene School. We have been friends since 1971 when we met the first day of Band Camp when I needed a ride home. She is an amazing mother to her 2 wonderful sons and the best friend anyone could ever have! I love you, Beck Beck!