Friday, October 30, 2015

When We're Helping We're Happy -

My honey has had 2 surgeries in the past 6 weeks - he had his thumb joint rebuilt 6 weeks ago, and he had rotator cuff surgery on Wednesday.

Now you who know Scott know he's not a calm, sit-still, kind of man (remember Uncle Pete referring to him as a "fart in a frying pan"?). So sitting the past few days has taken more energy than moving around. But he's done pretty darn good.

And - I have had to be the one to do the laundry, grocery shopping, organizing, odds 'n ends around the house. These have mostly been chores Scott has taken as his since my cancer, and me working full-time.

I've really enjoyed doing the household chores as well as caring for Scott. I've kept his water glass full, his ice packs cold and changed, and his access to Netflix clear and easy.

Although this sounds minimal, any of you with a sick spouse or child know how much care is involved in helping them heal.

I have a load of work that I should have had finished by tonight, yet caring for him has been my top priority, and as I write, I am thinking how grateful I am for the opportunity to serve someone who serves others every day, without any recognition or atta'boy's. At least I get reviews from students and colleagues! And Scott's been a pretty good patient.

Starting the weekend off on a happy note -

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