Awkward & Awesome: MIA

I had great intentions of writing what I would like to think of as a "hilarious"
Awkward & Awesome post for today.
That was until life happened.
Life happenings that have left me feeling deplete of every ounce of energy and any little bit of comic relief my bones typically have.
Yesterday was a very scary day.
One that has me sitting here with tears streaming down my face to be quite honest.

As you may or may not know, I am a daddy's girl.
I love that man more than words could ever say.
So when I found out yesterday afternoon he was in the hospital having emergency surgery,
I immediately felt like my world was crashing in an instant.
I will spare the details of why he was in this surgery, and leave you knowing he is on his way to making a full recovery in the hospital.
While I wish the circumstances would've been different-
yesterday taught me quite a few valuable lessons.

1. Life is never certain.
I have always known this fact but when something scary happens like it did yesterday-
that reminder really hits you.
You NEVER know what each day will bring.
Never forget to tell the people closest to you that you LOVE them.
Not just with your words, but also in your actions.
It is one thing you can do that you will NEVER regret.

2. Have true friends-Be a true friend.
It was so neat to see some of my dad's friends show up within minutes of my mom calling them.
My dad was overjoyed and in disbelief that people care so much about him.
I want to know that if I am ever in a situation like him,
 I would have people by my side instantly.
Even more important though, I want to know that I would be that person
immediately running to my friends needs.

3. People on drugs are FUNNY.
My dad would've done an amazing job of writing my Awkward & Awesome post today if I would've let him.
I would share some of the things he said, but he would probably kill me.
And really-I am in no mood to be killed right now.

4. Doctors and nurses are rockstars.
I can't get over how important these people are.
What they deal with on a daily basis is unbelievable.
Even more unbelievable is that they do it with a joyful spirit.
If you are in the medical field-my hat is off to you.
Honestly though, I don't wear hats...but you know what I mean.

5. You never know what other people are going through.
You think you are having a bad day because you couldn't decide what to wear?
Go visit a hospital and listen to the stories, look into the patients eyes,
and witness the families heartbreak surrounding them.
You never know what people are dealing with-be kind to everybody.

6. Crying gives me headaches.
Not really much more to this..but it's true.
Dumb lesson to have to learn.

7. God is great all the time.
No matter what the circumstances-
no matter how my dad's surgery would've turned out-
I believe that He is great.
In the good, and in the bad.
He always works together for our good and for that, I am so so thankful.

...Well there you have it kids.
Not what you would expect coming here on a Thursday, but words straight from the heart.
Don't get used to it ;)

Dad-if you are reading
{which you should be because we all know you aren't doin' too much else right now}
I love you.

..Now just stop scaring us would ya?



  1. we'll be praying for a speedy recovery!

  2. sorry to hear, but glad he's ok!

  3. So sorry to hear this, but I am glad he is doing okay. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.

    crying gives me headaches too :(


  4. I am sorry to hear about this. I'm glad that he is recovering and I will pray for a speedy recovery.

  5. Sorry to hear about your dad. I will keep you and your dad in my prayers. God bless.

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your scary day yesterday!! But it is great that he is making a full recovery in the hospital. I'll be sending good thoughts to both you and your dad.
    I hope your today is way better than your yesterday!

  7. Oh goodness ... I am just so grateful that this scary time has a bright ending ... wishing a speedy recovery to you dad!

    ♥ Cat brideblu

    ps. I am a total daddy's girl too and can only imagine how scary and emotional yesterday must have been for you!

  8. I am new to your blog, but I love your post today!! The first picture of you and your dad...melts my heart! I hope he has a speedy recovery and is home soon.

  9. Hope everything is going well with your papa!! Such cute pictures of you two :)

  10. I absolutely adore this post. It's so incredibly raw... and true. I feel the same about my father (aka daddy). I love that you are able to see that God is good even in a not-so-ideal time, because He truly is amazing. Thanks Erin for this post, I think it will bless a lot of people by reminding them how important the little things are and how minute the big things are. God bless your daddy!

  11. my grandma (she raised me) just did the same thing, i was getting out of church, and got THAT call. felt like the floor fell out from underneath me. BUT we prayed and she is on happily at home being her normal silly self. So happy your dad is healthy and ok. I agree with everything you wrote. amazing blog. glad i found you through andi. will be following :)


  12. oh girl, so sorry to hear about this. i had tears welling up as i was reading this. i'm a daddy's girl too and can understand that moment of panic and heartache that you were/are going thru. i'm sending my prayers to you and your family during this time. all your points were so very spot on. thanks for helping us keep ourselves in check. we all need that sometimes. now go have a glass of wine and relax... you deserve it.
    <3 jac

  13. Oh wow, I am so sorry to hear about that but I am glad he is ok!!! Prayers for him and you and your family to get through this!

  14. Glad to hear he is on his way to recovering!! He is a rockstar :) Great picture of you two!

  15. So sorry to hear- I hope your Dad has a great and easy recovery. The photos of the two of you are so sweet. I'm such a Daddy's girl myself so I can only imagine what you're going through. Sending thoughts and prayers!!

  16. I'm so glad your dad is okay!!! Cheers to a fast recovery! :)

  17. Sorry to hear about your dad... we are thinking of you and a him for a speedy recovery ! How are you holding up?

  18. I always look forward to your Awkward and Awesome posts....cause lets just face it....they are AWESOME. I had missed this post about your dad yesterday and your post had me in tears! thank you for sharing all this.... I am going to repost this because I think its such a great reminder to never take a day for granted! Praying for your family and especially your dad!

  19. Oh girl, I am so sorry! I am a daddy's girl as well and I would've just fallen apart!
    Definitely praying for a speedy speedy recovery!

  20. Erin,

    I'm so sad for your entire family to hear this. I will be thinking of you and praying for you all everyday, ok?! Please keep me updated, I would appreciate it.

    Love you!


I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)