Tuesday, January 15, 2008

a brief post

I am at my parents' house in Bluffton. Tracy is home in Spartanburg, getting some things done around the house, running errands, and working. He's supposed to come pick us up sometime this evening or tomorrow.

My dad has hurt his knee and is at home with us today. He and Julia are resting (at this moment, they're taking a nap). Julia is pretty attached to Grandpa. She didn't want to lie in bed this morning unless Grandpa was in the bed - she threw a fit when they tried to bring her to me in bed so they could get ready for work. I had to take her to the bathroom with them. Grandpa decided his knee hurt awfully bad (plus the doctor said to wait until he got his knee brace to go back) and he stayed home today. If you know my daddy, it takes an awful lot for him to stay home from work. He has acute tendonitis in his "good" leg (he was in a work accident when I was about 7 or 8 years old and did some permanent damage to his left leg -it's always a little on the weak side, sometimes gives him pain, and he wears ace knee braces on it all the time for support). The doctor is having him wear a hinged knee brace for a couple of weeks and if it's not any better, they'll do an MRI. So it's pretty serious stuff. It hurts me to see my daddy hurt like that - he's not one to complain about pain at all. So please, if you would, pray for a speedy recovery for the "good" leg.

I'm going to go help clean up the house since they have other visitors coming this weekend and fix us a late lunch. I'll post some pictures soon. There was a huge alligator sunning itself on the bank behind their house yesterday. Julia also has some new shoes called Squeaker Sneakers - they squeak with each step and she LOVES it!!

take care! more soon!


*Jess* said...

I'll keep your dad in my thoughts!