Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day

My father died shortly after my high school graduation. But I do have James. He is a wonderful father to our three daughters. I am very blessed. :)

Today started a little different. My little sister (Arizona) had a kitchen accident that resulted in second and third-degree burns to both of her hands. She said the skin peeled off. Her 6-year-old son called 911 and an ambulance took her to the hospital.

I immediately started planning a trip to see her. I could drive and be there in 8 hours. And, I planned on taking Jennifer. If necessary, she would stay there to help her (while I'm in New York) and then I would return and pick her up in a couple of weeks.

But as it turned out, things worked out for the better. Her right hand is fine. I was so thankful to God. (Though her left hand is badly burned and she requires a burn-specialist/plastic surgeon. We are still praying for a recovery since she has no movement whatsoever in that hand.)

Since I didn't take off to Arizona, I ended up making a delicious Mexican dinner for James -- fajitas, rice, beans. The rest of the evening we spent outdoors, working in the garden and trimming trees. I know that may not sound like much but I loved today. It was wonderful and the yard looks great.

And, except for my sister's little accident, today was almost a perfect day.

For those of you who may be dads out there - Happy Father's Day!

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely day!

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  2. It was. :) Thank you.

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  3. Wonderful Father's Day for your family. Those are memories to cherish :)

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  4. I had been out of town and returning home on Father's Day, but all three of my children called me. :) I got my gift when I got home about midnight.

    I hope your sister recovers quickly.

    Thank you for the Father's Day wish, Esther. :)

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  5. Cherished memories, indeed. :) Thank you, Bhaswati.

    Jeff - You're welcome. Glad to hear you heard from your children. I remember many a time when my own father was on the road - but not sure if it ever happened on Father's Day. :)
    And thank you -- my sister's right hand was spared but unfortunately, there is still no movement in her left hand -- looks like she may need surgery.

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