Wow. . .what a whirlwind! Wednesday night I decided to go to Branson. Hmmmmmm. . . . . My Gran'ma was having surgery on Friday--it had been scheduled for a couple of weeks and I have known about it, but I just kept telling myself that I didn't need to be there. Then on Wednesday evening, the other part of me won the battle and I was like, "what am I still doing in Durango? I need to be in Branson!!!" I was almost frantic as I made that realization and started trying to get myself East at the speed of sound!
The trip was crazy! By Wednesday night I was on an airplane headed to Denver. I got to Denver in a blizzard! We were one of the last flights to land that night. It was crazy. So, I got a hotel and I could not find the shuttle bus to the hotel. (Usually I'm pretty together and "with it," but my emotions had the best of me and I had almost no common sense at this point.) So, I called the hotel (twice) and they told me that the shuttle service was over for the night. So, I waited (in a blizzard) in the taxi line and got the last taxi out of the airport due to the weather. I got to the hotel (right behind the shuttle bus that supposedly didn't exist) and fell asleep hard. The next morning I was up at four to catch my flight to Tulsa. The airport was crazy because of all of the canceled flights from the night before and I was so thankful to be holding a ticket. I made it to Tulsa and the rental car was an even bigger deal. Long story. . .not very interesting, but after many shed tears, I finally got a car to Branson. I was almost there!
When I arrived at Gran'ma's house, I was so overcome with emotions (happy, relieved, overwhelmed, sad, worried. . .you name it), that I just crawled into her lap and cried. It was a moment I will remember for a long time!
Anyway, her surgery went well. . .it went great! She is feeling so much better and she came out of the surgery with flying colors! I was so happy! My uncle Bill had driven up from Texas to take care of her and he and I had the best four days together! I adore my uncle Bill and we laughed and laughed. He, for sure, was the highlight of my trip.
I had great time with Gran'ma. It was good to see my mom and dad for a little bit. Time with Bill was super. (To my Branson friends I didn't see, I'm sorry. This was all about my Gran'ma!) I also got to go to church on Sunday and that was so REFRESHING! I didn't realize how much I missed my church! I truly was REFRESHED!!!!
So, it was a good and quick and crazy long weekend! I needed a break from Braner Party of 7 and I got an unexpected one! Now I am ready to go home and be a good mom and wife and I am ready to get camp up and running! I am refreshed and I am ready to roll!
Also, if you haven't read my post below. . .go download Andy's new book! Right now it is NUMBER ONE on Amazon (in the Christian and ethics section). NUMBER ONE! Wow! I am so very very proud of my husband! I love him so much! Great job, sweetie!