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They finally arrived
Our fundraiser is still continuing at Robinson Hardware through June 30th. Please help this local family and make a donation at the store. Thank you.Standing in the elevator with my hands on the back of Josh’s wheel chair taking him up for his 10th surgery, I noticed this sign.
“Has this sign always been there?” I thought to myself. I suppose I could have missed it with all the other things on my mind, but then again how did I miss it? I practically lived here for 6 straight weeks.
In a seamless hand off to the operating team, he was off to surgery and I was back in the waiting area. The same waiting area I’ve been at 10 very different times in 10 very different states of mind.
I decided to take a walk down the hall, down to the doors of the ICU, down to that holding room we all spent so much time in crying out to the heavens.
But when I got there, the ICU was shut down. They had moved to a different floor. The hallways where I left so many ghosts were black and barren as if nothing had ever happened there.
It gave me the weirdest sensation.
“Did this all really happen? Or was it just a bad fever dream?”
I went back to the waiting area and really wrestled with my mind to go over the details. I felt like I was watching a movie where the protagonist had painstakingly dragged a reluctant character out to a scene of a crime only to arrive to find nothing there.
“It was RIGHT HERE” she’d say, but the other person would just shake their head and walk off while I scream at the screen because I’ve seen the whole thing ....”IT WAS THERE! IT HAPPENED! You have to believe her.”
Surgery ended successfully and Josh got wheeled up to his room on the top floor where he’s been since Friday and will stay until Wednesday. All his wounds are covered and there is talk of slowly starting the process to wean him off all of his heart medications. The pain in his feet is getting so much better now that the wounds are covered and there is talk of occupational and physical therapy again. I’m back and forth to St. Peter’s daily again, but this time with a very different vibe.
The moving of the ICU feels narcissistically symbolic.... don’t look back you’re not going that way, this part of your life is shut down, you’re moving on up....literally and figuratively.
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