Most of you know we spent last weekend in Pensacola for soccer and my daughter ended up suffering from a severe knee injury last Saturday. I woke up early Sunday morning on Mother’s Day, took the elevator down to the hotel lobby and fixed myself a cup of half caff and half decaf coffee. I walked out of the back door and immediately just lost it. I cried as I made my way down to the beach and sat down close to the water. Coffee and beach therapy.
I prayed and talked to God, well mostly sobbed to God. I was glad not many people were out wondering what the heck was wrong with me. Who cries at the beach?? I think it was a lot of things and more than just my daughter’s knee injury. May has been such a busy month and I have felt very overwhelmed trying to keep up with my three kids and all of their activities, my duties as a wife, mother, housework, and even my little job as a fitness instructor seemed to add to my stress. I had chest pains all weekend while we were in Pensacola. Was it my MVP (Mitral Valve Prolapse) acting up? Was it stress? Who knows. Chest pains are one of the many symptoms. Stress makes my heart problem flare up. I went for close to a two mile walk on the beach and it helped me feel better. I had a special morning with my husband and kids when I went back to the room, but I was heartbroken over what happened to my daughter. We ate lunch at Peg Leg Petes with my mom, stepdad, and MIL, watched the last game which her team lost and went home. Once we made it home, I started feeling better.
Monday: rest, Addy’s 4th grade graduation. Where we live, junior high starts in 5th grade so Addy will go to the big school with her sister in August. My sweet family. Aubrynn was wearing her knee brace.
Christopher and I went on a date that night to the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi. We had a little TOO much fun, but we never get to go anywhere just the two of us. Date nights are rare with three kiddos. We laughed and had the best time.
Thursday: rest because I may have had a slight hangover for the first time in a LONG time. Can I share that here?? Kids last day of school!! Woo hoo!
Sunday: We have been at Addy’s dance recital all day. We left our house at 8 this morning and didn’t get back until 7 tonight! She danced so beautifully though. She is a joy to watch. It seemed like the whole week was all about her lol! She is all done with elementary school!
Update on my daughter Aubrynn who had the knee injury. She is almost walking without a limp and ditched her crutches today. She is SO much better and happy to say she made the Wildcat High School soccer team again! She showed up to tryouts on Tuesday and my husband spoke with her coach. I was so thankful she made the team even with an injury.
I ended up with 15.1 miles for the week if I count my beach walk. I did not teach any of my classes last week with my busy schedule. I will teach this week and take off for summer.