Wow, it feels GOOD to have a big thing behind us! Corbin's surgery went well and he is such a trooper. The nurses all laughed and joked about how smart, articulate and independent he is for such a young person. He told the recovery nurse, "I don't want you talking to me right now." Yepp, that's our boy! I had brought him a sippy of coconut water and juice for him to drink in recovery and the nurse asked him, "Is that apple juice?" He looked at her crazy and said, "NO! It's just REGULAR juice!" Once I got a hold of my bitty and got his clothes on him, they all cooed about how handsome he is. Yepp. My boy is so much like his daddy! He might get that sass and chatiness from his momma, though ;)
A new friend from small group came around 10am to hang out with Violet. She is one lucky little duck, because they went to the Kansas City aquarium! We haven't been there yet. I was told that her very favorite parts were any parts with sharks. My kids have a strange obsession with sharks. haha
In the waiting room I ate some lunch (I couldn't stand the idea of eating when he couldn't, so I was pretty shaky by that point.) and was in there a little over an hour when the surgeon came down to let me know the surgery had gone great. Then I had to wait 45 more minutes until he was out of the first recovery.
Today has been lots of screaming and toddler-ness. It's loads of fun, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm so glad to have Corbin home and healthy. We have to keep him inside as much as possible for a few days, and give him eye drops that he hates 4x/day for 10 days, but that's okay.
Today is full of busy-ness, but it is only today. I fed the sourdough starter, cooked and pureed the pumpkins, figured out dinner and meals for the boys while we're gone. I did the rest of the laundry and fetched a dead chicken from the hen house (Corbin's hen died last night...we don't know why, there are no marks. I'm sad about this when I stop to think about it, but we will bury her to help the kids grieve). I still need to pack some bags for the me and the girls so we can leave first thing in the morning.
It's a crazy week, but we feel so blessed. So many people have been praying for us and checking on us and loving on us and I'm amazed that we can so readily see God's presence in all of this and these people when everything should be falling apart. By Tuesday we should have most of the big things taken care of...trip to see dad, the job situation. Then we'll be moving onto other todays.
Love and miss you all!