Sunday, April 10, 2011

Black Heels and Plenty of Tears

Saturday started out as a great day, Tyler was actually of work, which is very rare for a Saturday. His birthday was the last Saturday he had off and I can't remember the last time before that.

I found out late last week that The Pioneer Woman was going to be in town doing a session for the Arkansas Literary Festival and I was SO excited to get to see her in person. And I even got to meet her and have her sign my copy of Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. Yay!

See how excited he is! Bless him. He's such a wonderful man to go with me!

Yep, that's PW and me! 

 (and I can't get this turned right, it is fine on my computer, but refuses to be right in the blog!)
But this is PDub's signature in my book!! 

After we left the library, we walked around our beautiful downtown and then headed to Tyler's favorite place to lunch. Then it was time for some frozen yogurt at the new place in town! It was good, but I've had better. :)

After the frozen yogurt festivities we headed to Home Depot to look at wood and decide what we needed for Tyler to make me a coffee table. And this is where our day went down hill and never went back up.

Tyler's cousin called and told us his grandmother had a heart attack and we needed to get up to the hospital, needless to say we dropped everything and headed up there.We spent hours at the hospital visiting her and trying to tame the family. I know that sounds awful, but that truly is what it seems like to me sometimes. It was an incredibly emotional day and we were at the hospital from about 4-10. We went out to the {gorgeous} garden area our hospital has and talked and prayed on our own for about an hour or 2. As sad as we were, it was wonderful time to get to work through our thoughts and emotions together.

We went to church this morning and I am really glad we did. About 1/2 way through the sermon we got a text telling us that Meme had an EEG done and had significant brain damage which probably means she also had a stroke sometime yesterday. I was okay for a little while, but I eventually completely lost it. I broke down. I tried so hard to be strong for Tyler yesterday and didn't cry much and apparently that caught up with me when I found out about the brain issues. As soon as Tyler saw me tearing up, tears ran down his face, too. I'm telling you all of this to tell you how amazing our church family really is. They all hugged us, offered to help in any way they can and prayed over us before we left. And they assured us that they loved us and we could call them for anything. I cannot put into words how much this means to both of us. This afternoon when we were in Meme's room loving on her and talking to each other, Tyler looked at me and said "I really love our church people." I've said this for a long time, but this is the first time I realized how much they mean to both of us.

JC - if any of you are reading this, please know how much we love you and how much we appreciate each of you. You all mean the world to us. We are so blessed to have found you.

I've also been updating on twitter and need to thank all of my twitter people. You all have been a wonderful support system. I can't imagine going through this without you. And anyone who doesn't tweet probably thinks I am crazy for talking about you all like this, but its for real. You guys are great.

We would appreciate any spare prayers you can send our way. Thank you so very much.


  1. SOOO jealous you got to meet Pioneer Woman!!!!

    And second, so sorry about Tyler's grandma. Praying!

  2. That is so awesome you got to meet PW! I'll be praying for Tyler's's in God's hands!