I remember the day Kris was telling me everything they would do to Emory. It would be a team of surgeons and specialist. They would crack open her chest. As she continued telling me what would take place during Emory's open heart surgery my heart couldn't take it.
I stopped her. "I don't want to know." Through tears she told me, "It makes me feel better to know." I assured her, "That's because you're here Mama. But I'm her Aunt and I don't want to know." We laughed.
I made arrangements with my CC class so I could be there the night before her surgery, during her surgery, and as long as my baby sister needed me. However, I really wanted to serve Kris, so I called her one day. "You won't hurt my feelings. When would it be best for you for me to come?"
She was relieved. "Can you come the day after her surgery? Everyone will be gone then. That's when I could use you most."
The day of Emory's surgery I was kept up-to-date with texts. I remember getting the text about her being on the bypass. I had to keep myself from falling apart emotionally in front of my Stockbridge CC class.
That afternoon before we went home the girlies and I had to get our oil changed. We shopped while the car was getting her oil changed. It still wasn't ready so we hung out.
And after moments of boredom decided to get silly with taking pictures.
We were amazed that the next day Emory was coming home. We were in shock and awe and we had a welcome home party to plan.
This was the party planning crew.
There were a couple of times I almost cracked up laughing just by the poses we were doing. Everyone was so into it, though, I didn't want to be rude.
P.S. This was at a church. No meditation yoga stuff, just stretching and praise music going on. We even had a devotion and prayer before we started.
Rather than clicking my heels (well flats) three times and repeating over and over, "There's no place like home. There's no place like home. There's no place like home.", I punched our address into the GPS and we were off!!! Home.sweet.home. My most happiest of happy places!!!!!!