Being sick is pretty awful.
Being sick all by myself is worse.
Being sick all by myself while prepping to move is the WORST.
Last Thursday night was like Thanksgiving Weekend: the Sequel. Aka I was in agonizing pain, and I couldn’t stop vomiting and dry-heaving all night long.
I took a sick day on Friday, and my sweet in-laws came over to take care of me. They brought me ginger ale and Gatorade. Paul cleared my front walk for me while Mary Kay packed up the kitchen things. When I felt ready to eat, Mary Kay made me chicken noodle soup. Paul also set up no-kill traps for my mouse, Phoebe, who still hasn’t shown up yet.
They came over again on Sunday. Paul completely cleared the driveway, the front and back walks, and additional outdoor spaces that need to be clear for the move this weekend. Mary Kay packed up everything in the utility room.
This is just one small example of how great my MIL and FIL have been.
They’ve welcomed me from the very beginning into their family, even when I showed up on Thanksgiving Day 2011 to meet them for the very first time.
They were completely supportive of the unusual wedding plans Dan and I made.
And even though they’ll obviously miss Dan and me while we’re in Georgia, they’re excited for this new phase in our life. I’m happy to move closer to my parents, but I’m really going to miss my awesome parents-in-law.
Today I’m linking up with Charlene at From Bisons to Buckeyes for Thankful Thursdays! It’s a monthly link-up on the last Thursday of each month. What are you thankful for right now?