February 16, 2011

Only Wednesday...

This week has been super rough. Besides the fact that Monday was the only holiday I actually loathe and I spent it pretty much alone with very little contact from anyone else, it's been a tough time for my family, too.

Saturday I was making heart cookies with my mom. This has been a tradition for years, but this year was especially difficult considering the challenge I gave myself. Anyway, while we were baking and decorating away, my mom got a phone call from someone at the funeral my grandpa had gone to. He had backed up against an unlatched door thinking it was a wall and fell down 8 or 10 stairs. My mom left me to keep frosting cookies and was headed up with my brother to go get my grandpa, but my uncle called and said that he was already in the area. He and his wife took grandpa back to his house, but my parents thought it would be a good idea if they went to the doctor. The x-rays weren't clear enough because he had arthritis in his neck, so they took him in an ambulance to the hospital. There they found out that he had a clean break through his neck.

I went and visited him Sunday after Sacrament Meeting and he seemed to be doing pretty well. He was in some pain and was really hungry because they hadn't yet brought the food he'd ordered 45 minutes before I got there. It finally came, so I left and let him eat. I have to admit, it was really hard to see my cute grandpa like that. Just before my other grandpa died, I visited him in the hospital and only lasted about five minutes before I lost it and had to leave the room.

Because the fracture was unstable and unable to heal on its own, grandpa had surgery this morning. I haven't heard anything yet, but I'm very anxious. I know he's in good health and we have no reason to be nervous, but it's still a little scary.

This is makes me further realize how awesome the plan of happiness is. No matter how this turns out, we will all be taken care of, and I find a great deal of comfort in this. Not to say I haven't been bawling my eyes out the last few days (for more reasons than just this) but I know my Heavenly Father cares for me and my family.