Monday, September 12, 2011

lemonade stands and teddy bears

my girls and their girls.....enjoying a lazy day in the hammock.

when i took this photo last week i had no idea what we were in for over the next few days.
thursday night my oldest daughter complained of a bad stomach ache.  i told her we would keep
an eye on it and hopefully she would feel better soon.  by 4 in the morning on friday she was doubled over and we were headed to the e.r.  after a series of tests and c.t. scans, we were told she needs emergency surgery to remove her appendix.  i had a feeling that's what it was.  thankfully the surgery went well and we are now home and in recovery mode.  it's was such a helpless feeling knowing there was nothing i could do to make her feel better and to see her in so much pain.  the friends that we are blessed with helped us in so many ways.  a couple of her friends got together and had a lemonade stand to raise money to buy her a big teddy bear.  when they showed up with it yesterday, i could hardly believe how big it was!!

 we were so touched by their gesture, and we are so thankful to all of our friends who have been there for us through it all. 

we are blessed and thankful ~

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