I am thankful I have a job. I am thankful I found the love of my life. I am thankful I have the means to afford a house.
Sometimes you just have to slap some sense into yourself. Especially after a week like this one.
Thank you for all you Twitter followers/friends who kept my mom in your prayers this week. She was taken to the ER in an ambulance with chest pains at 2 a.m. on Thursday. After receiving a very scary call from my sister in the dead of the night, Andrew offered to drive me to the hospital. (I was too shaken up to drive.)
We were directed to my mom's room in the ER. I cautiously pulled back the curtain and was relieved to see her sitting up in bed and smiling to see me.
"This is my daughter," she introduced me to her doctor. "And this is my future son-in-law," she motioned towards Andrew, still smiling.
I leaned forward to kiss her cheek, my bottom lip trembling. "You scared me!"
"I'm okay," she said. "I decided to not be stupid and get checked out. Just in case."
My parents didn't even realize my sister had called me and were sorry that we made the trip to the hospital in the middle of the night.
I was just relieved that my mom was okay.
The doctors aren't completely sure what caused the episode, but it could be as simple as the fact that she forgot to take her high blood pressure medication earlier that day. They decided to keep her for a few days, and she should be discharged this afternoon.
Much love to this little community. You're all amazing.