The older I get, the more I realize just how much of a blessing good health is. We tend to take it for granted until our fragility rears its head. We had a bit of a health scare with Amanda recently. Over the past year, her hearing had become so impaired she finally conceded to a hearing aid. Then, over the past months, her vision in one eye had blurred markedly and she had developed a constant sense of pressure behind her eye. With both her hearing and eyesight issues, we began to have concerns of something even more serious than hearing and vision loss.
Finally, after a battery of tests, we have taken a deep breath. She has been cleared of tumor or neurological disease. Still, the stark and fresh realization of our fragility leaves me shaken. Also, My Beloved has been suffering with a bout of cluster headaches. Oh, the blessing of good health. Not to be taken for granted.
Last weekend, we enjoyed a short visit to Ft. Worth and took in the Water Gardens with the Little Men & Co. It reminded me of a concrete jungle of sorts.
While the waterfall went DOWN, the mountain went UP!
I can't imagine how many gallons of water flow through this place in an hour!
Any day is made better sharing it with these two!
And, we were able to attend their last basketball games of the season! So fun to get to see them play!
And, this little smarty pants (6 years old) runs the scoreboard for his big brother's team after enjoying a win on his own team! Ha!
Their Daddy, Jerry, coached Andrew's team and is always encouraging and leading these boys in such a wonderful way. I feel so blessed to have him as father to my grandchildren and husband to my daughter.
And, this one... well, our visit was good for all the usual reasons of loving to spend time with this precious family, but most of all... this mother (me) just needed to see and touch and hold her own child and thank God for her... and for her health.
I am so thankful.
blessings ~ tanna