"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places." Roald Dahl

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Trip Home

For Mother's Day weekend I headed up to Chicago to spend some time with my family.  It was important to me for so many reasons and I am so glad I got to go.  My family has had a rough few months, but they have only brought us together more and made us stronger.  Both of my parents had surgeries within two months.  I am thankful that they weren't more serious and I am happy to say that while it was scary, both have recovered from and are feeling better!

My mom's surgery happened very quickly and was not expected so I did not make it home for that.  My family kept me in the loop and updated me on her progress but it was really difficult to not see her during this time.  My dad's surgery was second and it just happened to fall on the Friday of Mother's Day weekend, so I happily made the trip up for a few days.

It was such a great weekend and I was so happy that I was able to be a support to my family.  My mom and I spent hours talking and I got to spend time with my sister, brother-in-law, and favorite godson as well!  It was so refreshing and comforting to be with my family and I was so happy to be there.

We spent Friday night in the city at Paula and Matt's so we were close to the hospital.

 On Saturday morning I got woken up by this little cutie!!

 Saturday we headed back to the hospital to take my dad home and then we spent some time relaxing.  Paula, Ben and Matt came to the burbs to hang out, too!  It was so nice to relax, read a little, and ofcourse - hang out with Ben!

Ben is just now starting to notice Chief - and he can't get enough of him!  He chases him around and lines up for treats right along-side his furry sibling. 

What can I say?  I'm obsessed with this little guy!

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