Friday, January 30, 2009

Better late than never

I had intended to write a big long blog post about the past week's events....but now I just don't want to go into everything.

Here's the bullet-point version:

  • Wednesday 21st: Ed found out his dad, Larry, had a heart attack and was in ICU
  • Thursday 22nd: Ed, Edwin, and I left our house headed for Ohio at 8pm
  • Found out at 11pm that his dad had passed away
  • Arrived in Ohio at 8am Friday 23rd - Ed was able to go to the hospital to say his goodbyes

I hate that it all sounds so cold, but a blog for me isn't the place to talk about something like this. I personally didn't know his dad all that well, but I know that if it weren't for him, I wouldn't have my husband or my son. For that, I'm eternally grateful. And I'm sad that Ed is sad.

One thing I will say though is this: If you ever doubted why Ed & I decided to do Financial Peace University, if you ever wondered why it's a big deal to budget, if you ever thought it was a waste of time...let me just tell you something. When we made the decision to drop everything and go to Ohio, we weren't sure what that would mean. Ed could possibly miss out on several days' pay. A hotel could get expensive, gas could cost a lot, who knew how long we'd be gone? But you know what? We were able to drop everything with no financial worries. We used our emergency fund to reserve a hotel (got a great deal on Priceline by the way!), we paid cash for everything...and when we got back, we replenished the emergency fund. No additional credit card debt, no wondering how we'd pay for everything. It wasn't an easy trip, but at least the money part was "easy".

On another note, it was soooooooooooooo nice to see Jeanie and Glenn! Obviously the circumstances of our trip weren't the best, but we made it work. They were thrilled to see Edwin, and it was even more fun because he remembered them this time. Edwin also got to play in the snow for the first time. Yes, we got some in Wilmington last week, but that doesn't count...we barely had a dusting at our house. I have much more that I could say... but again, this doesn't seem to be the right place for it... Enjoy a couple of videos instead :) Oh yeah, and if you want to see pictures, you can check me out on facebook!


Katie Mathews Photography said...

That video with him and Jeanie is hysterical!

Gigi said...

Edwin in the snow is great! It is good that he can provide some balance to yours and Eds life at a hard time!