By now you probably know...I am not a mushy person. I do believe in love...yeah...but just not the type to get all romantic and mushy.
But, I think I might tip that way for just a moment!
Yesterday, my dad had surgery to remove lung cancer. Its all good. It all went just fine and the doctor seemed happy with what he saw and was able to take out. Now of course it the really hard part, the recovery! Ugh!
But it was while I was waiting for a bit with my Mom that I saw it. I saw the love that she has for my Dad. And it was pretty cool. ok, Really cool.
They have been married...a long time. Probably close to 45 years?? And just like all married couples...or any couples...they can drive each other crazy. But thats not what I saw yesterday in my MOm.
She was at the hospital ALL day. ( dads suregery ran late..) but she was basically wired. Not hungry or eating...drinking some coffee and water...but really just focused on my Dad. Waiting for the doctor to tell her that it all went well. When he told her that he was in recovery...and would be taken to his room shortly, it was all she could do to not just run out of the waiting room and head for the room to wait more for my Dad. In fact, thats exactly what she did. Gathered her stuff, got the directions and off she went.
She said....I just need to see him.
Kinda sweet huh??
And then this morning I realized too, that there is even more love around me. My grandpa passed away 2 years ago...after being sick for about 2 years. He didn't pass in a nursing home or a hospital either. He passed at home with my grandma taking care of him. I believe all she said was " in sickness and in health..." when asked why she did all of that for him. He was getting towards the end and my parents had headed over to be there....and I know...in my heart....that my grandpa was waiting for my parents to get there, so he could go. He held on until he knew there was someone there for my grandma...because he would never leave her side.
So altho I am rather non-mushy myself....I am very glad that I am able to see the mush all around me.
Very glad indeed.