Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – I’m sitting in the surgical waiting room while Roy is in surgery to remove some lumps from his chest and back. I just ate a delicious meal of baked spaghetti casserole and green beans for only $3.20. Food at North Oaks Hospital is always very flavorful and plentiful. They took Roy back about an hour ago and I’ve been told he’s doing fine. We prayed before he went back and I know God is watching over him so there’s no need for me to sit here worrying.
The waiting room is oddly quiet and empty right now. Sitting here in the waiting room, it seems that my mind is very clear and I find myself thinking about Roy. We’ve had a lot of years of marriage, not all were great years but we didn’t gave up on our marriage and when we were wise enough to let God guide us we’ve been very happy. I really don’t know what I would do without him. Even as recently as right before they took him back to surgery I couldn’t get internet on my phone and I needed him to figure it out for me, which of course he did! Not just for the technology loss I’d suffer but for so much more. He does all the driving of our RV, the hooking up and unhooking of the utilities each stop we make, all the RV maintenance and finds time to keep an eye on me, love me and do lots of special things for me all the time!
Roy’s surgery went well and now two days later I just took the bandages off all his bo bos. He’s got lots of staples which will come out next Thursday. I think Frankenstein would be proud of Dr. Liner’s handiwork with all the staples!
Roy got some great news this week. He got a call from Southeastern Louisiana University that they want to hire him for a temporary (at least 3 months) full time job doing what he use to do there before he retired! That is so perfect and a huge blessing for us. We will be here at least 3 months trying to sell our sticks and bricks house so we’ll have extra income to see us through that time. Since he’ll be recovering from surgery this week, unless they find out he committed some crime during our one day stay in South Dakota, he will start at Southeastern next week. I still have my work at home with RVillage and may take the extra alone time I’ll have to visit with friends and family, or I may be lazy and read! Probably some of both!
We spent a wonderful Father’s Day with our son Chip and his daughter Madisyn. Our church had Donuts for Dad which Roy, Chip and Madisyn went to. We all went to Sunday School and then our Worship Service. It was a wonderful day in the House of the Lord and I am thankful for our Christian family to worship with. Chip treated park.
We’ve been able to spend a little time a couple of times this week with Madisyn. When I go to pick her up from summer camp and see the surprise and joy on her face, it’s the best! We asked if she wanted to go with us the the peach farm on Friday or go with her friends at camp to Tickfaw State Farm water park. She chose the water park and then thought a bit and said “But you know I’ll be missing you all the whole day, so please bring me some peaches and nectarines”. Guess she’s figured out how to get the best of two choices!
I went outside to pull weeds earlier and lasted about 15 minutes before my clothes were drenched – and I was in the shade. Louisiana’s heat is one of the reasons we loved being able to live up north during the summer. This year we can’t help being here but it reinforces in our minds that we’ll never be here for this awful heat in future years!! The boiled crawfish, shrimp, peaches, strawberries, king cake, etc. etc. do help make up for the heat a bit!!!
We’ll let ya’ll know how our visit to Walter’s Peach Farm goes when we get home today!