Monday, January 12, 2015

It wasn't in the weekend plans.

We woke up to sunshine Saturday morning. We talked about the day ahead.
Jeff went down to start coffee and breakfast. He's incredible at making breakfast.
{His waffles blow mine out of the water}

I was still upstairs...changing the baby when I heard
Tyler tell Jeff he has the most horrible stomach ache ever.
He said it was so bad, he woke up at 5 am...he tried to sleep but it kept getting worse.

Tyler then went back to bed.

He's not one to complain about pain, so I was a little worried.
I went to his room and checked on him.
Pain on his right side. No appetite. {that's a big read flag for a 17 year old boy!}

We wondered. We asked family. We Googled.
Our suspicions were confirmed when we took him into the ER.

Eleven hours after we woke up, our son was in surgery having his appendix removed.
Isn't it funny? Never in a million years would we have guessed our day would end up that way.

But God knew...
The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. {Proverbs 16:9} 

Throughout the day my sister Caitlin "car-sat" Frankie so I could be with Tyler.
She was a lifesaver!!! I love her so much.
I would run out and nurse the baby, then run back in again.
He wasn't allowed in the hospital and I didn't want to bring him into germ heaven anyway!
Due to the huge amount of people with the one under 18 was allowed to visit.

Saturday night, Jeff slept at the hospital with him. I couldn't stay because of the baby.
Let me tell was very hard to drive away from the hospital leaving my husband and son.
I'm always the one to stay with the kids....take care of them when something is wrong.

Jeff is great...and Tyler probably had a better time with his dad than me, {think sport's channel} but... a mom, you want to be there. ;)

Tyler was able to come home the next afternoon.
The picture at the top is actually a picture he posted on instagram.
He was {happily} saying goodbye to his hospital bed.

He's now recovering for the next two weeks.
It's going to be hard to keep him down.

We are so blessed to live in a country where medical treatment is available...
...if something is wrong, it can be taken care of right away.

I've been doing a lot of unjustifiable complaining lately.
God has been showing me in so many situations all that I am blessed with.

Too bad I usually realize it AFTER it's all over! After the whining. After the bad attitude.
I'm getting really good at feeling bad and having to apologize.
Not a good thing to be good at!!! Ha!

Hope your week is off to a great start.
Happy Monday.


  1. Wow, so glad Tyler is alright and recovering. Appendix comes to mind, but you wonder if you are right. Thankful this went forward so well, and you knew your boy so well, to know and go. Praying he recovers quickly, and everyone keeps him occupied :) So good to keep in mind our many blessings.

  2. Wow! What an incredible story! It's always amazing when things don't quite turn out the way you think they would. My goodness, I'm glad everything is okay. You are an amazing person.... I love this blog.

  3. Wow! So sorry you guys had to go through that but THANKFUL for all the reasons you gave.
    Blessings to you as he recovers at home with his loving mama
    The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11

  4. Oh no! I am sure that must have been really painful and so hard for you to witness. Glad to hear that he is on the road to recovery! I absolutely love his bedroom. xo -Chris

  5. So glad he's okay!!
    Tell him a snowboard trip north will fix him right up!!! :))

    love to u all-