Sunday, March 29, 2009

My parents visit

My parents were here the week of my surgery and it was a blessing to have them here. Their support throughout this journey has meant the world to me. They have never made me feel guilty for all the times they have jumped on a plane to come and be with me. They are not rich in the multi-million dollar sense, but as for compassion and unconditional love, they are the richest people I know. It gives me a lot of comfort to not have had to be the one to ask them to come be with me. Instead they have always told me they want to come no matter the expense.

I really enjoyed their visit and appreciate them taking care of Teya and me. It is nice to not have to worry about taking care of the house and Teya the day of my surgery as well as the days after. Less stress means quicker recovery. It is wonderful to have someone really take care of you for a few days. As women we feel guilty asking for help, even for the little things, like making tea, meals & cleaning. It is silly really, but that is how we are. My mom made sure I took it easy by always asking me what I needed and if I was doing something, she would shoo me away and tell me to go sit down and relax, which is what I needed for a couple of days.

Since my surgery wasn't as invasive as it could have been, I was able to truly enjoy their visit the entire time they were here and of course, Teya had a great time. She got some grandparent spoiling and enjoyed their visit. When it was time for them to leave, it was too soon. It was hard watching them go. We are already looking forward to our trip to Michigan in August.

Here a a few pictures from their visit:

Me and the butterfly princess

Teya and my parents in our backyard.

Our future cheerleader - Go Blue!

( Blah, blah, blah to all you Spartan, ASU & Ohio fans - you have to admit, she's cute!)


Lucy Feuerstein said...

Love the pictures, Tina...especially that last one! :)

Sharlene said...

I'm so glad you got to enjoy the visit when your parents came down, and there is nothing better than Mom taking care of you when you need it most!!

GO BLUE - she is adorable!!!

Jon Martin said...

Your parents are AWESOME peeps! :-)

Great pics!

Anonymous said...

So glad that your parents were able to help out - and I get the "pining" for (the state of) Michigan! ;)

Now, the colors of that outfit... the cut is cute, as is the little woman wearing it, but I'd suggest this or this instead...