Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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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.

6 comments:

The Fergy Bunch said...

Aww Erin, that was so sweet of him to think of you when he was feeling so crummy. Andrew is such a tender sweetheart! We will keep praying for things to go well for him, tell him we love him!

Tera said...

Gosh, you and your sister have really been having a hard time with sick boys lately. I am so sorry to here about what is going on with Andrew. It is so scary when one of our children is sick.

Lechelle said...

I really hope it works itself out and you don't have to do any surgery. That was so sweet of him to remember mother's day. Good luck!

lovebuglw said...

Andrew is such a sweetheart! Hope and pray everything goes well for him. I'm glad I could be here to help. Anytime, day or night that's what we're here for! Love ya! Happy Mother's Day!

Sunflourmom said...

What a tender and sweet post! You will always be his first sweetheart! Give him a kiss and hug from me! And here's one for you...xoxo

Ahlquist Family said...

Erin, I'm so sorry you had a crazy weekend. We hope Andrew is feeling better. Glad we got to see him at Jackson's birthday party on Friday. Call if you need anything!