December 2010

December 2010

Monday, February 20, 2012

A Whole Lot of Love

Remember that line from the movie Cars...

"There's a lot of love out there, you know, man?"

Love can be a painfully wonderful thing, or a wonderfully painful thing. Love hurts when someone I love is hurting or is far away. Love is joyful when I reflect on how grateful I am to have so many to love and who love me. This week we had some of each, the pain and the joy.

Last weekend, Pennie, our little dog was super sick. She wouldn't use her back legs and it seemed like it was painful to her when she tried. We took her to the vet on Saturday, got medicine, but then we were back on Monday for x-rays. The doctor didn't see anything, but she recommended we see a specialist right away. She feared it was a neurological problem that could get worse rapidly. So, I saw a veterinary neurologist (didn't even know they had those) with her on Tuesday. We left with more meds and a hope she'd get better on her own. The next option was a dog MRI (didn't know they had those either) and we didn't want to spend that kind of money nor is it warranted yet. The good news is she seems to be doing much better on the medicine. We'll see how she does after she is done with the medicine.

Tuesday was Valentine's Day, of course! Jayce had a fun party and the Park Village jogathon. I didn't get to stay because of the vet appointment. I usually have a fun dinner or something, but we were just too busy. I did get flowers, though! And I made cut out cookies! And we heart attacked the house, as usual. And Jayce gave us sweet Valentine's. It was a fun day!

Cody has been fighting a terrible sore throat and cold. He doesn't get enough sleep to kick it. I've been really struggling to keep up with all of my school assignments. It's been way stressful this week! Luckily we're off ALL next week, so I'll have more time to work on school. And Cody will be getting his wisdom teeth out, so I'll be able to take care of him.

A few thoughts on love...

I am madly in love with Mark.
I love my children so much it hurts. I hope such great things for them.
I love my little dog. She worships the ground I walk on and she never talks back.
I love the understanding I have about the purpose of life. I'm glad there is something grander than the life we live now.

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