August 24, 2008

My Latest Do Gooder List

Well, to catch everyone up....I am still on the *mend* but doing much better. The surgery had no complications though it was a little more "major" than anticipated. I am a tad skinnier now (yay!). Thankfully, I am really excited about getting past the recovery point. I can tell that I will be much healthier...and we am already planning a dive trip for the late fall/early winter. My hubby, I found out, is an incredible nurse which was kind of a surprise. I don't mean that to sound sarcastic, but since I've typically been very self sufficient and this was my first surgery...well, hey. He stayed by my side most of the 5 days/4 nights of the surgery as well as being a very attentive to me and making sure I was comfortable. My daughter was (is) an awesome helper and has been doing the bending while I am mending :-). And I don't know what I would have done without the presence and support of my mom (Abuelita) who has spent the last few weeks carting me around to appointments, washing dishes, entertaining D-Lo, doing my laundry and keeping me from going insane!

Then there is a really special group of families (some I just met) who brought our family delicious meals and really eased the hardships of recovery. Kathy, Laurie, Christy, Tara, Kathie, Rachel, Julie and Michelle (I hope I haven't left out anyone) and your families are so amazing and I can't tell you how much my family appreciates the wonderful meals, prayers and well wishes. It really had me thinking how meaningful acts of kindness can be. I was very touched and so spoiled!!! These are true Do Gooders! I may have to get them to help me put together a Comfort Food section for our Do Good cookbook.

We're getting back into the swing of things here....My daughter started 1st Grade a couple of weeks ago! We seem to start earlier than a lot of folks here in Atlanta! She loves her new teacher saying that he is the "goodest teacher ever". OK, so I guess we will have to work a little harder on grammar! But we're happy...there is nothing like having a very supportive, close knit school! Other than that D-Lo is taking gymnastics again and that may be the extent for kid activities since I will be back to work soon. Well, that's it for now. Time to figure out how to help D-Lo clean her room out without over-exerting myself :-) Thanks to everyone for their well wishes, prayers and good vibes!

Posted by Kelly at August 24, 2008 04:31 PM

So glad to hear that you are doing better. Glad that you had amazing friends and family nearby to help you through! Take care of yourself!

Posted by: Sue at August 26, 2008 04:55 PM

Kelly so glad you are on the mend and also that you have had people to help you out. It means alot when people do what they can to help another. Stay well and take care.

Posted by: Nancy at August 27, 2008 01:22 AM


Glad to hear you are doing better. Again thanks to all of the Gautadopt team for all of their hardwork and support.

Best, CHeryl

Posted by: cheryl at August 29, 2008 04:35 PM