July 30, 2013

How quick a phone call can change your life...

How many of us wake up every morning thankful to see another day and go about our business hardly ever stopping to say thanks to Him for watching over us.  Probably most of us are guilty of this.  I know I sure am. I am always thankful that He saw us through another night and thankful to see daylight but as always, life happens during the day and sometimes I do not give thanks near enough.
But do you ever stop and think how quick your life can be changed and your normal daily routine can be so quickly interrupted for the good or bad?

The phone...a simple phone call can change your day...even your life.

Every morning, hubby gets up, gets ready for work and kisses Darbee and I goodbye.  We snooze for a bit longer and all is well.  This morning was no different.  Then the phone rang.
The sound of my phone jolted me awake.  I looked quickly at the clock noting it was too early for anyone to call and saw it was mama.  I knew immediately something must be wrong.  She knows Darbee and I sleep late and I am always the first to call her each morning.  Even before I said hello my heart was racing.

When I answered the phone, she sounded a bit frazzled and said hubby's boss had been trying to get in touch with me.  He had rushed hubby to the hospital bent double in abdominal pain and really sick. That quick, that phone call sent my mind racing and my emotions crazy.  What was wrong?  What could it be?  Was he going to be okay?  No one had called my phone...I have no idea who his boss called but it wasn't me.  Mama said she was on her way to watch Darbee and I jumped up and threw on some clothes.

When I got there, I met them in the hallway with him on the way to get a CT scan.  He was in so much pain. I felt so bad. I was so worried.
Thankfully, they found kidney stones. I hated to see him in so much pain but what a relief it was to know it wasn't anything very serious.  We spent most of the day at the ER and was finally sent home with pain meds and told to follow up with a urologist.  Poor thing.  He doesn't take pain to well and is miserable.  I hate there is nothing I can do.  I sure hope he passes them soon.
Will you say a prayer he does also?  It's not long till our Disney trip. I am hoping for the best.

Darbee has been a champ.  She hasn't been upset at all.  We explained as much as we could to her and she has been so good.  She and Nana had a good time today.  I am giving hubby the bedroom tonight so he can rest and she and I are having a slumber party in the living room.  She thinks that is the coolest thing ever.

I have to say a special thanks to Nana for watching Darbee today and for all she does for me. She is my rock.  Don't know what I would do without her. I have to say thanks to Aunt Kakee today too who cooked a delicious supper for all of our family tonight.  Although hubby couldn't go, he enjoyed a to go plate! :)

Thanks for your prayers.

Until next time.


  1. Morning Friend
    Oh those phone calls can be so scary.
    Praying for your dear hubby and you too.
    Woolie Blessings

  2. Get Well Wishes for him!!!!!!


  3. have prayed, Holly. Hoping he gets well soon. I know that was so scary!

  4. Saying prayers dear girl.. I don't even like Terry to have a headache so know how you feel.. All will be well.. Your Mama is wonderful. xox

  5. I know what you mean, those early morning or late night calls are never good. Speedy recovery to your hubby.

  6. Prayers hubs passes those Kidney Stones quickly without difficulty. Your very blessed to have your Mother so close and available...hugs

  7. Oh...those early morning or late night calls are scary to get. Sending up prayers that your hubby passes those kidney stones soon. My hubby had the same thing happen to him some years ago, but they kept him in the hospital over night and he passed his while he was there.

  8. Hubby had those too!!! Prayers he will be feeling better soon. Thanks to Nana for watching Darbee and Aunt Kakee for supper!!! Family is wonderful!!!

  9. Goodness Holly, you had my mind racing as I quickly read this post to see what it was. My husband had this last year and I know how hard it is to see them doubled over in pain, knowing there is nothing you can do. I pray that your husband has passed the stones by now or that he will very soon! Thankful that your mom was there to help out. I agree, I don't know what I would do without mine! God has blessed us both, hasn't He?

  10. Praying he is doing much better! Sounds like Darbee Rae was a trooper. Hope you enjoyed the slumber party. :)