After the funeral, Scot and I visited another church member, Mrs. Sue who had some tests done that week. She didn't know it at that time, but the very next day she would be in the hospital awaiting open heart surgery. Friday morning, Scot went to Tupelo for her surgery. Once again, I stayed behind...not only due to the fact of being loopy on pain meds, but my mother's first cousin had passed away last Wednesday, and Mother and I were asked to sing at his funeral Friday. There is so much sickness and sadness sometimes. I got a phone call that afternoon saying that all had gone well with Mrs. Sue, in which I was so very thankful for.
Our dear friend (one of my 'other' children) Claire and some other friends of my children were graduating from high school last Saturday, May 22. Scot, Noelle, and Cale attended the graduation. I stayed home and prepared clothes for Sunday and rested. I didn't want to overdo and be unable to go to church the next day. Scot grilled that afternoon.
Sunday, May 23, our precious church family recognized Scot and our family for our one year anniversary at Freedom Baptist Church and presented him with a beautiful card and a generous gift. They also took us out to eat for lunch. We went to River Birch Restaurant. We had never eaten there. We enjoyed it very much. May 24 was our actual one year anniversary date. We praise the Lord for giving us a place to serve. The people at Freedom have been nothing but kind, encouraging and loving to us. We appreciate them very much.
Now, on to Monday. Cale and I got up and went to Tupelo to Dr. Cosby to have my tooth checked. He took another x-ray and once again, NOTHING! He agreed with Dr. Nix that there must be a crack down in the tooth. So, Wednesday morning at 9:15, the much awaited, much needed, but much dreaded root canal began! After the procedure, I felt great! Noelle went with me that day; actually, she took me! I told her to choose where she wanted to eat because I was still numb and wouldn't eat much anyway. We stopped at Pepper's, where I got a small bowl of potato soup and some tea. She had wanted to look at some dresses in JC Penney for several weeks, but hadn't had an opportunity to go, so I told her I would be fine just to browse in that one store...so off to the mall we went. She bought one of the many dresses she tried on and we headed home. I still felt fine! I was a bit tired by the time we got home and decided to lay on the couch just for a few minutes, ended up taking a nap. I got up, went outside and walked around looking at my plants and flowers, still feeling good. I talked to some of our church members and told them how great I felt and I was so glad the pain was gone. Thursday morning, I woke up to another story!!!!! I was in great pain! First of all, my bubble was busted because I had such high hopes of getting back to normal, and secondly, I was hurting so bad, I couldn't think straight. I took my pain medication, put ice on my jaw, and laid around all day hoping to feel better so I could attend my cousin's graduation in Falkner. We went to the graduation. I held a soft throw on my face and laid my head back all the way there. I enjoyed seeing our family at the graduation. BTW, congratulations to Megan! After graduation, thankfully the crowd had all scattered from the bleachers down to the court to visit with the graduates. My family was still standing in the bleachers talking to my cousin and her family. I turned to take a picture, my foot slipped (it was pouring rain when we got there) and I lost my balance. Had Noelle and Scot not grabbed me, no tellings what I'd be posting about today! I got so tickled at Cale on the way home. He said, "I thought, Momma is falling, I can't get to her, WE ARE GOING TO THE HOSPITAL!" Another night, very little sleep! Yesterday, I decided to just lay around, although that is getting old and on my nerves, and I decided to not chew much, even on the opposite side. Seems like I'd hurt worse after I'd eat even with me chewing on the left side. I had soup for lunch and a banana shake for supper. I kept ice on my jaw off and on all day. I DID SLEEP LAST NIGHT! So far today, I am feeling a tad better. OK, the point to this post; well, one of the points to this post is this: I do not like being to where I can't go about my rat-killing, as my Mother would say. I enjoy doing for others, I enjoy working in our home and yard, I enjoy going and feeling happy and yes, I decided that my 'hyper-chipper' self is a good thing! During times like I've had the past two weeks, it's made me appreciate the times that we are so busy. Sometimes I get so tired and wish we had a week or so that we didn't have to do anything, but busy is good, as long as I feel good. I'll do my best to just enjoy it from now on.
Clay & Michaela Hunter
May 15, 2010
The pretty flowers my parents sent to me.
My faves: daisies and roses!
2010 Graduate Megan McMillin and her sister Michaela
Noelle, Graduate Claire Wilson, and Cale
Cale, Graduate Sam Gable, and Noelle
Graduate Leah Pharr and Noelle
Very pretty and sweet card from our church
celebrating our 1st anniversary at Freedom.
Lunch at River Birch