So this Mother's day weekend was great and very eventful for us. Kevin had a math final Saturday night so he took the night off of work and we decided to go to lunch and a movie before his final. We dropped the boys off at my brother's and had our little date, it was great we went and saw Star Trek (my choice) and it was awesome then we went to Sweet Tomatoes for a light lunch. The day was going great and we had decided after Kevin's final that night we would do a family movie night since he isn't home at nights. Kevin calls me about 6:30 and tells me he's on his way and to get everything ready.
At 7:00 pm Hunter and Parker are back at my brother's house and Kevin and I are in the ER with Andrew who swallowed a penny. It's usually not that big a deal to swallow a penny, in a few days it usually comes out. Well we spent the next two days in the hospital with him due to complications and a viral infection on top of it.
Sunday morning the nurses asked him if he knew what day it was and he could hardly talk he was in a lot of pain, so he nodded his head yes. When they left his room it was just me and him and he turned to me and quietly said Happy Mother's Day. It was so sweet and I couldn't help but cry cause I knew how much it hurt him to say it. It moments like this that make me a mother and I love being a mother, I love my children and all the joy they bring me.
Andrew is home now and resting. The penny is still there and in a few days we will go back for more x-rays. If it has not moved from his stomach they will have to remove it. So just pray he can pass it naturally. I just want to thank everyone who helped us through this. I'm grateful for family that I can count on who watched my other children while we were with Andrew. From one mother to another thank you Laura. And I'm grateful for my loving husband who holds the priesthood and is a great father and husband. Most importantly I'm so grateful for the Lord entrusting me with 3 of his precious children to raise.