Funny how God orchestrates life sometimes...
Last week I wrote a post all about knowing what is small stuff and what is not, and trying to understand the difference. Two days after I wrote that post, Scott had another recheck on his cancer situation. Suffice it to say, we did not get the news we hoped for. Further tests on Wed. It may be NOTHING, but then again...
will let you know...
So NOW, the small stuff in my life has really shrunk into the background. Funny how that happens. The first day of the news was horrible and scary, the next day was better, and by the third day I was feeling a peace that surpasses all understanding. I know my peace comes from prayers of friends and family. I also think a large chunk of it comes from my Pollyanna attitude... rose colored glasses and all that. My absolute favorite line from Gone With the Wind has always been,
"I'll think about that tomorrow."
I googled all the possible scenarios... I know you aren't supposed to do that... but I did (Scott has put me in charge of research). I find it very helpful to have a background working knowledge of all the terms, so when the doctor speaks, I am not totally in the dark. I have found during these visits, the room tends to resemble a black hole. It kinda shrinks, and all I see is the Dr. and her lips moving. If her words are somewhat familiar,
it helps me concentrate.
In all this... I am saying I... because this is from my perspective. I cannot speak for Scott and wouldn't even try.
I also mentioned a few posts ago, that we had decided to not pressure ourselves on getting the "perfect" gift for birthdays and Christmas... if we see something really cool, we can just get it for one another (within reason...lol).
Scott took a vacation day on Friday, and we drove across town to the local, rather "fancy" mall. We had a nice lunch, and I told Scott there was something I wanted to buy him, just for fun. I felt he needed a distraction. So off to the Apple store we went, and voila... I got him an iPad!
The kids and I are Mac users. Scott uses a PC because that's what his company uses. He's always been a bit suspicious of us Mac users, but once he got the iPad home, he's all in. He LOVES it. He has not put it down in 3 days. Yesterday, we downloaded some Preschool Apps for our granddaughter, and she LOVES it. Our 15 yr. old LOVES it, I LOVE it... are you getting the picture?
Last night we had a family get together, and my mom asked if I had seen the Tale of Two Cities most recent post. It mentions the iPad too. Really cute post... see here.
There's only one thing... I bought the iPad for Scott to distract his mind a bit from thinking about his upcoming tests and all that. However, I didn't realize it would distract him from ME. I need to make a "Teri App" so he can download me and talk to me on the screen.
But as always around here... it's all good!