We took our little Tootsie Wootsie out for dinner last night, what a difference it is to only have one child in tow. During the school year I've become accustomed to two for a few hours but this week we are going to have four days of just Sophie.
Today will be the only day which she will actually enjoy having just us, even though what she really wanted was to go to Gram's. The big two went to Gram's so we wouldn't have to worry about them the day of surgery or the day after. Thank you Gram & Grandpa, and Auntie!
"It's not fair" to not be able to go to Gram's and it's not more fun to hang out with Mom & Dad. Certainly not.
Tomorrow Sophie will have her tonsils and adenoids removed. The procedure will be done at Children's in Minneapolis. This brings some comfort but I don't think a mother ever has total comfort when one of their children is going to have surgery.
I've mentioned before that this was a possibility. We sought out advice from four different doctors and all thought it would be in her best interest to have them removed. Sophie was in all four categories established for having them removed. Unfortunately, diet won't change the size or function of her tonsil. She was just blessed with large tonsils that cause her problems daily, which in turn can affect her long term. Silly tonsils.
Sunday after Mass our wonderful priest, who we are going to miss terribly, did one finally thing for us before he moved to his new parish. I had asked him to bless or anoint her prior to the surgery but when I didn't make it to Friday morning Mass I didn't want to ask after Mass on Sunday. But he remembered. I was very thankful. Her anointing was very special to us.
I had wanted to get a picture of our family with Fr. Tony but I didn't think of it until too late when he came for dinner last week. After the skydiving event (post to come) there were so many people I thought maybe after Mass. Then after Mass the line was long and it would have been hard to get a picture, but this worked out perfectly. Thanks Rose! Then I notice, my beloved picture, with our beloved priest, and my daughter looks like she's undressed herself. Good to be reminded of humility.
Back to Sophie, I welcome prayers you might offer for her, her surgery, recovery and all her caretakers. Thank you very humbly and kindly.