Sunday, December 07, 2008

My Early Christmas Present

When I woke up yesterday morning, I expected it to be just like any other day. I'd had a rough night sleep wise and my stress level definitely wasn't on the downward slope but I was going to Moncton with my parents to visit my Gram and hey, that's always a good thing :o)

Gram has been in the hospital for about a month now and things aren't looking good :o( Based on her physical and mental capabilities, the doctors have assessed her as a Level 2 and that means she should be in a special care home. Having been completely independent for the last 28 years of her life, she is 'not' happy with this and therefore, has not been the easiest patient. Seeing that she is my favourite grandmother (let me put it this way, I'm 'her' favourite too) and someone very special to me, I've been very upset and worried about her. My idea was to have a little talk with her and see exactly how she was feeling.

We arrived at the hospital shortly after 11 am and as I turned the corner into Gram's room, my heart and my feet stopped. Sitting beside her was a male visitor and the last person I expected to incredibly handsome DH!!!! If the situation had been more appropriate, I would have run and jumped right into his arms :o) But even though I couldn't, it was still THE BEST present! We've been away from each other for six weeks now and let me tell you, it was SO good to see him He had driven five hours. Five hours! I wasn't just pleasantly surprised, I was extremely grateful for having the most amazing husband/best friend :o) He has never failed to be there when I need him the most. Never :o)

Thankfully we have less than two weeks left but hopefully they will go by quickly. I get the keys to my bachelorette pad on Tuesday and the movers are coming on Friday. The sale of the house doesn't close until December 30, but in a week I'll be out of here. Done. Prepared to move forward :o) I'm so tired of organizing, sorting and packing. When this is all done, I want to sleep for a week. I know that's not going to happen but at least maybe I can dream about it ;o)

Speaking of dreaming, I'll be having sweet dreams about DH until I pick him up on the 19th :o) Thank you so much for such an amazing Christmas gift Sweetie! So much so that you're off the hook with the little blue box. LOL!


Olenka's Stitches said...

What a great present you've got!Congratulations!!!

~Kim~ said...

How exciting to see your DH sitting with your Gram!!


Marita said...

What a lovely surprise from your DH.

I hope the next two weeks fly by for you.

Suzanne said...

How exciting! What a great present!


Daffycat said...

It was so sweet of your DH to drive so far to surprise you and Gram. I hope she is feeling better soon.

Annie said...

Sorry to hear about your gran's condition, but what a wonderful offsetting surrprise! Good luck on the move.

~Tammy said...

Awwwww! What a sweet surprise.

Good luck on the getting to sleep for a week. Can I come for a sleepover?

Lori-Ann said...

Am I reading your blog, or a romance novel?!! LOL... You surprised me as much as your DH surprised you!

So sorry dear Gram is having trouble adjusting. Doesn't seem fair that she has to make an adjustment from independance to dependance. :o( Something no one wants.

Take care!

Karen said...

awwwwww that was such a nice surprise for you

Alberta said...

What a special man you have, to travel and meet you like that. I could tell from the start of your post that something had happened, in a very good way too!

I hope that Gram is having more good days than not.

Ranae said...

Nice surprise you had.
I do hope your Gram's health improves.

Irene said...

How sweet !! I'm sure the next two weeks will fly by, especially after the surpise visit. Hope your gram is feeling better.

Wendy said...

He's a keeper! How sweet of your hubby to visit your dear Gran!! I'm sure the days will fly by until you can see him again.

CathE said...

What an amazing surprise. That's so good of him. You're a lucky girl.

WendyCarole said...

What a lovely DH you have

mumzy said...

Cathey Sweetie: I know you were surprised, so were we. We did have a great day, even if it was hard to see Gram not being herself.

{{{Hugs & Love}}}

Sharon said...

Aww, what a great surprise!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Cathey,

Awww...your DH is simply the
best!! I can just picture
the scene at the hospital in
my imagination. Just like in
a movie. Something starring
Sandra Bullock (you) and who
would you suggest to star as
your DH? Okay, I'm silly. So
sue me.

Hope things work out okay for
your Grandmother. It's hard
to make these changes, both
for the senior and for their
families. But she's lucky to
have such a close, caring

Good luck with the final stages
of moving. Take care of yourself.


Lili said...

Definitely the best Xmas gift you could get, indeed! I'm so happy that your DH is such a wonderful man. Mine is too. We're blessed, Cathey...
Wishing you a lot of courage for the days to come.
Many many hugs,
PS: I need your new address...

stitcherw said...

Sorry to hear your gram isn't doing as well as you'd like. Hopefully she'll improve beyond their current expectations. It is so hard to be independent for so long and then have to start to realize there are new limitations. How wonderful that your DH was there, what a perfect gift. Good luck with getting everything done you need to.