Big Sigh of Relief! My dad is home recovering. He was released last Saturday, in fact. It's amazing to see how well he looks now, and am glad to hear that despite the pain of recovering from surgery, he is feeling better than before the whole thing happened! It sounds like it was causing him a lot of undiagnosed pain for quite some time.
The whole time, I just kept thinking how young I was when I lost my grandfathers... and that I never even got a chance to meet my Mom's father. It really feels like we all got a second chance. My dad is truly lucky, and we are so grateful for the doctors, nurses and surgeon. I am so glad that Isabel will have a chance to get to know her Grandpa.
The other ray of sunshine is the extra time I've spent with my brother. I'm sad to admit it, but my brother and I really grew apart over the years. I moved away from home to another town, and "life" happened. Sometimes we need to be reminded of how fleeting life is so that we don't continue to take it for granted. Family has always been important to me, but it is even more so now that I have Isabel.
Speaking of Isabel, she started going to daycare last week. She goes just two days a week, which lets me get some work done (business is booming!). I love the babysitter we found. We were so lucky to have a friend recommend someone to us. The best part is, she has a baby girl who is just a few months older than Isabel. They are absolutely adorable together and I am so thrilled that Isabel has another baby to socialize with.
So, I'm feel like I have a lot to be thankful for right now.