Monday, June 11, 2012

Grateful Today

Sunday afternoon Kerry mentioned that his chest hurt "right around here" - with the "here" being right over his heart. The pain didn't subside right away. Off to the emergency room. Fortunately, he did not have a heart attack. He saw his GP today, and I'm pleased to say everything looks good.

After moments such as this, I can't help but think of how much I have to be grateful for. More specifically, I am grateful:

1.  For a sister who lives nearby who can take the kids on a moment's notice and I know they will be safe and happy.

2.  Knowing, as I waited for my sister to answer the phone, that if she didn't answer I have a solid list of nearby friends I can call who could take the kids on a moment's notice. In each of these homes I know my kids would be safe and happy.

3.  For a public health care system so that when someone says "I'm having chest pains" he is dealt with immediately regardless of income and the question of insurance coverage never arises.

4.  For having a credit card to pay for the oh so expensive parking at the hospital. But the parking is close, well-lit and safe.

5.  For the Tim Horton's that is across the street from the emergency room.

6.  For a wonderful husband who takes his health seriously to help ensure that he will be with us for a long, long time.

Of course, I have many more things for which I am grateful, but today, these are the ones at the forefront of my mind.


  1. Well said Tracy. I am glad to hear that Kerry is fine! Don't ever hesitate to call if you need help. We r just down the block! Lisette

  2. Glad everything turned out okay! Better safe than sorry so good that you went to Emerg.

  3. I'm glad to hear your husband is o.k. What a wonderful post. It's good to sit down and think about what we're thankful for!

  4. Nothing like an emergency (thankfully it wasn't) to give us a clearer perspective on our blessings. Glad it turned out to be a false alarm, but better safe than sorry. Love your list - especially #3 & 5!

  5. I had a call at work one day like this. I had to meet Murray at the hospital because he'd had chest pains that wouldn't subside. Thankfully it was nothing, but that time in between when you just don't know can be so nerve-wracking! A great post about how to look on the bright side of a stressful situation.