Tuesday, January 18, 2005

I am often ungrateful and clueless.

Mom, Scott, Me and Ian
The older I get, the more I learn. Like, get a clue, get a perspective, figure out what's important. And don't take stuff for granted. I often joke about how when you feel good, you don't appreciate the fact that you can breathe out your nose. But when you can't breathe out your nose, boy do you wish you had appreciated those good "breathin' out your nose days". Seems dumb now, when I think about how someone who is really the father I never had, but am lucky enough now to get to have, is in the hospital, waiting to have his ticker fixed. My mom's husband Ian (aka "my folks"), the main father figure in my life, is having some major surgery next week. I'm not going to kid you, I'm pretty stressed out. When my mom told me about the surgery this morning, I kind of felt like I was going to be sick. I pretty much kept it together at work, though I told my boss if my mom says she needs me, I'm getting on a plane. It seems like she has a lot of support though, so she probably won't ask. But if she does, I will go. Ian has the energy of a twenty year old. He puts both Scott and me to shame - seriously, this man is a machine. So it is hard to imagine that he is in the hospital, hooked up to a bunch of machines. I called one of his best friends (Terry) to tell him, and Terry was all, "Oh, that's no big deal - he'll feel great once he is recovered - better than new". So I'm going to go with that perspective - seems the most optimistic and upbeat. Anyway, I usually post about lighter stuff, but I'm not really in the mood today. Take a look around you and appreciate the people you love.
Some stand up people, standin' up for us

This is our wedding party (left to right) - Jen, Christine, Jennifer, (me and Scott), Chris, Jeff, and Shane. Scott's parents are in the far right corner. We are blessed, and we know it.


  1. When I met Ian in the summer, I was also impressed by his energy. I'm sure he'll be fine. I know you have a pretty good support system of friends, but feel free to give me a call if you need a big brother to talk to. Love ya.

  2. Sorry to hear about Ian. I was also impressed by his energy when I met him the weekend of your wedding. I know you have a great support system of friends, but if you need a big brother to talk to, you know where to find me. Love ya.

  3. Hey there - Big hugs to you! I'm sure Ian is going to come through will flying colours. Shane and I will be thinking positive thoughts and sending healthy vibes his way.

  4. Hi Kat,

    I see my posts finally got through. Any change in Ian's condition? Let me know.

  5. Hi guys - thanks for the good vibes/kind words. Ian is having a quadruple bypass...looks like on the 27th.