Life just keeps throwing them our way!

My niece went to the hospital on Thursday night with severe abdominal & back pain. She's the one who just gave birth to my great-niece, Hayleigh, in February. Turns out she has gall stones. She had surgery today to remove a gall stone that was lodged in her bile duct (and is doing well). She will be having a second surgery within the next few days (doctors keep changing the time frame) to remove her gall bladder. She is having such a hard time with being in the hospital and taking care of an infant! She has a lot of help but still....there's no place like home.

My best friend Danielle, who I've mentioned here before, is going through an extremely difficult time. Her marriage is ending in a most horrific way. I can't even talk about it here. But I'm trying to be there for her as much as possible.

Elayna is right in the middle of softball season, speaking of curveballs...she skipped a few seasons to try other sports and I'm really proud of her for having the courage to get back in the game, even though most of her teammates have not only continued playing but even played for special teams. Everyone is great and so supportive, and she's definitely improving.

Shelbie is sick right now and they're doing standardized testing in our county so she's having to tough it out.

And me, I'm exhausted all the time, no matter how much or how little I sleep.

Don't get me wrong, I am NOT complaining personally....life is good and things like this just make me so thankful and realize that although we may struggle in ways, things could be SO much worse.


ChiTown Girl said...

Oh, your poor niece! When my niece was born last July her mother ended up in the hospital when she was 10 days old for the same thing! The poor thing was already recovering from a C-section, then she has to deal with ANOTHER surgery/incision. :(

I hope she feels better soon.

And you make sure you get some rest.

Amy said...

So sorry about your niece. Hope everything works out soon.

Your friend is very lucky to have you there for her.

Best to both of the girls

Big hugs to you!

April said...

Saying a prayer that your niece is on the road to recovery very soon. My heart truly goes out to her. I'm sure that having your marriage end is difficult enough, but when things turn nasty, it only adds to the trauma. So sorry for what your friend is facing.

Tara R. said...

I hope your niece has a quick and easy recovery.

I'm so sorry about your friend. With your love and support, I'm sure she will make it through this difficult time.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Keeping everyone in my prayers.