This Is Me..Not Blogging.

It has been another crazy 24 hours.
And by crazy I mean another episode of tears streaming down my face,
stress filling every bone of my body,
and eight straight hours of sitting in a hospital room next to my daddio.
Yesterday morning my mom called at 6:30 am to let me know they were back in the ER-
my dad was experiencing massive bleeding from his lower region if you catch my drift.
It was results from the surgery he had last week-
results that you aren't supossed to have.

With all that being said-
my "blogging" brain has been non-existent.
The only thing I have focused on really the past week is getting my dad back to good health.
Thankfully, he was released this morning from the hospital and is back on his way to recovery.
With everything he went through yesterday, the doc's say it will take up to a month to get his strength back.
Good news is I have the studliest dad of all and I have full confidence he will be back in tip top shape in no time ;)

So..I know last week after he was in the hospital I learned a couple lessons.
Guess what?
The lessons keep on comin'.
Let me add two more to that list k?

1. God Listens.
After getting the call yesterday morning-I still proceeded to work.
My mom informed me the doctors were going to be a little bit before taking any action,
 so I should just go on to work and come in the afternoon.
Sure, I had said a few little prayers on my way to work..but around 9:45 it hit me.
I am not kidding folks.
I sat at my desk and literally demanded (or so it felt)
for God to give my dad strength-to stop the bleeding-and to make him healthy.
After about 10 repetitions of saying those same words over and over,
I trusted God heard and was taking action.
After getting to the hospital in the afternoon-
I learned that right around 9:45 am my dad had passed out-twice.
The nurses found him on the bathroom floor within seconds.
From that point forward-he started feeling better.
The bleeding stopped immediately.
I told God in that initial prayer 
"I will mark this time 10:00 am that I asked for the bleeding to stop...
Let it miraciously stop right now.
Do something so powerful that we will know it was YOUR doing"
He did it.
Praise be to God.
Amen ;)

2. My Husband is the Greatest Husband EVER.
I get a little teary eyed talking about this subject.
The kid is amazing folks, you have no idea.
Over the past week-my husband has been there for my dad and for me 100%.
Yesterday after my mom called, I was sitting in the bathtub getting ready for the day-
and the tears started streaming down my face.
I could feel stress overtaking and Shawn could sense it.
He immediately made me some hot tea-told me to relax-and said immediately
"I will go be with your dad this morning...it will be okay"
And that is what he did.
He went straight to the hospital at 8 am and sat there with him until 8 pm.
During those morning hours, my husband had to see some hard things as my dad was taking a turn for the worse.
But he did it.
And he did it with an attitude of "Why wouldn't I do this?"
He deserves the world and more.
I love you baby-
Thank you for being the greatest kind of amazing there is.

...Well there you have it-my attempt at NOT blogging for the day ;)
I kinda suck at that whole bit.

On that note-I leave you with this because it is oh so true.
I hope you feel the same.

Love each and every one of you.
...I promise my funny bones will return soon!
For now I am off to entertain my father as he rests at home.
I'm thinkin a good dose of him witnessing me do the Cupid Shuffle is just what the Doc ordered.
Thank God for Dr's orders ;)



  1. I truly believe in prayer! God listens! I just finished reading this book called Heaven is for real and it is ahhmazing!! I'm sending good thoughts and prayers your way for your daddio! I am a daddy's girl as well and would fall apart if anything happened to my dad. Stay strong chick!

  2. Thank you for being a testimony to God's power! Praying for you and your fam today!

  3. Hey Erin, I am so sorry that your family has to be experiencing heart ache! When I experienced great times of hurt and pain my relationship with God only deepened! When we fully rely on God and his power to heal things it is mind blowing when he shows up! I do not wish to experience pain all the time but I do wish to have that faith in God all the time! That is my prayer for you today that you will continue to pray BIG prayers and keep talking to God and just see what happens!! Love ya!

  4. I love you Erin... you and your daddio are in my prayers...

  5. Thinking of you, and keeping you and your family in my prayers. This was a very touching post and it really hit me - thank you!

  6. This brought tears to my eyes. You have an amazing hubs. Never take it for granted. God has blessed you. Oh and GOD IS SOO GOOD! Prayer IS powerful. This is a witness of it. Amazing. So glad your dad is doing better!!! <3

  7. I love it when our way and His way collide like that!

    Praying for your dad.

  8. I'm so glad your dad is doing better. I can't even fathom what it has felt like for you for the past week. I'm so sorry you've had to go through it. Sending good thoughts your way for the both of you.

  9. Awe, this post is so sweet. And yay for awesome hubbys! Keep praying and hang in there!

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Hang in there girl! Glad to see the Power of Prayer come through, glad to hear your hubby took one for the team, and glad to read your dad is doing better. Everything happens for a reason... He is a mysterious one :)

  11. Your husband & your Dad are both amazing! That is incredibly sweet of your husband and I'm so glad you have such a great man beside you! I know your Dad will recover from this and in the end be stronger. I can see his strength in YOU! :)

  12. awesome on so many levels--we serve an awesome God, so great that Chuckles is feeling better, and happy to have you back in the blog world.


  13. Praise God! I'm glad your dad is doing better after having to go into the hospital again and thank god for your hubby too! He sounds like a great man!

  14. Hoping that your papa is continuing to heal!! Your hubby sounds like he knows exactly what you need right now...he's a good one :)

  15. Sorry to hear about your dad again. I will continue to pray for his health and recovery. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Glad to hear your dad is doing better...Praise God!

  17. Oh wow...not a good couple of days for your dad, or for you. I'm praying that he will continue to heal and that the stress will be lifted from you! And your husband sounds amazing :) I hope I can find someone like that one day!

  18. Thank God for your dad recovering and Thank God for your husbands support. I would write more but my eyes are full of tears from your post... Praying for you all!

  19. Erin,
    I am so sorry for what you are going through. I'm glad to hear your dad is doing better. I'm so glad you have such a great husband to be so supportive during this time. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad! I will def have him and you in my prayers as well! :)

  21. Soooo sorry to hear about your dad! Praying for a speedy recovery!!!

  22. you are so, so precious. Your dad is in my prayers! Sometimes God gives us trials to reaffirm our faith and let us know that He always has control. So hard to learn, but so necessary. I'm glad they said he's gonna be okay! Hang in there!

  23. God is good...I'll keep you in my prayers!

  24. I am so sorry! Glad he is doing better though.. nothing is scarier! xoxo.


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