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August 31, 2011


Erin Schrader

It has been another crazy 24 hours.
And by crazy I mean another episode of tears streaming down my face,
stress filling every bone of my body,
and eight straight hours of sitting in a hospital room next to my daddio.
Yesterday morning my mom called at 6:30 am to let me know they were back in the ER-
my dad was experiencing massive bleeding from his lower region if you catch my drift.
It was results from the surgery he had last week-
results that you aren’t supossed to have.
With all that being said-
my “blogging” brain has been non-existent.
The only thing I have focused on really the past week is getting my dad back to good health.
Thankfully, he was released this morning from the hospital and is back on his way to recovery.
With everything he went through yesterday, the doc’s say it will take up to a month to get his strength back.
Good news is I have the studliest dad of all and I have full confidence he will be back in tip top shape in no time 😉
So..I know last week after he was in the hospital I learned a couple lessons.
Guess what?
The lessons keep on comin’.
Let me add two more to that list k?
1. God Listens.
After getting the call yesterday morning-I still proceeded to work.
My mom informed me the doctors were going to be a little bit before taking any action,
 so I should just go on to work and come in the afternoon.
Sure, I had said a few little prayers on my way to work..but around 9:45 it hit me.
I am not kidding folks.
I sat at my desk and literally demanded (or so it felt)
for God to give my dad strengthto stop the bleedingand to make him healthy.
After about 10 repetitions of saying those same words over and over,
I trusted God heard and was taking action.
After getting to the hospital in the afternoon-
I learned that right around 9:45 am my dad had passed out-twice.
The nurses found him on the bathroom floor within seconds.
From that point forward-he started feeling better.
The bleeding stopped immediately.
I told God in that initial prayer 
“I will mark this time 10:00 am that I asked for the bleeding to stop…
Let it miraciously stop right now.
Do something so powerful that we will know it was YOUR doing”
He did it.
Praise be to God.
Amen 😉
2. My Husband is the Greatest Husband EVER.
I get a little teary eyed talking about this subject.
The kid is amazing folks, you have no idea.
Over the past week-my husband has been there for my dad and for me 100%.
Yesterday after my mom called, I was sitting in the bathtub getting ready for the day-
and the tears started streaming down my face.
I could feel stress overtaking and Shawn could sense it.
He immediately made me some hot tea-told me to relax-and said immediately
“I will go be with your dad this morning…it will be okay”
And that is what he did.
He went straight to the hospital at 8 am and sat there with him until 8 pm.
During those morning hours, my husband had to see some hard things as my dad was taking a turn for the worse.
But he did it.
And he did it with an attitude of “Why wouldn’t I do this?”
He deserves the world and more.
I love you baby-
Thank you for being the greatest kind of amazing there is.
…Well there you have it-my attempt at NOT blogging for the day 😉
I kinda suck at that whole bit.
On that note-I leave you with this because it is oh so true.
I hope you feel the same.

Love each and every one of you.
…I promise my funny bones will return soon!
For now I am off to entertain my father as he rests at home.
I’m thinkin a good dose of him witnessing me do the Cupid Shuffle is just what the Doc ordered.
Thank God for Dr’s orders 😉

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