Thursday, June 5, 2008



I learned a lesson today. There is a power in food. Let me explain. By six o'clock yesterday I ...

...Spent 7 hours in the E. R.
... had Been the subject to 3 ultra sounds...I had the insides of my body memorized.
... had Not eaten a thing and was starving!
... had hypothermia. Why are hospitals so darn cold?
...Given my blood till I was sure there wasn't any left
... was told I had and Ectopic Pregnancy
...learned there wasn't going to be a baby
...spent 4 dollars a gallon on gas...come on folks can a person get a break?
...was given a shot of Methotrexate and screamed.
... watched too many episodes of Fresh Price of Bel-Aire.
...spent and arm and a leg at the hospital( literally it costs an arm and a leg...I am auctioning a couple of limbs on eBay if you are interested)
...cried a lot.

So... let's just say it wasn't a shinning moment in my life. We headed out and I was feeling pretty low. While my prescription for Vicodin was being filled we headed over to In-n-Out for dinner.
There was something about that dinner that cheered me up.
I ate every ounce of that cheesy, greasy, starchy burger without one ounce of guilt
And as I ate I...
...felt grateful to live in 2008 where modern medicine saves lives
...thought of my two sweet boys whose faces had been in my mind all day in that cold room.
...was thankful that Preston had been by my side the whole way. He did great with his Kleenex duties.
...was grateful to be going home to my own bed
... felt a tender mercy - surprised to feel a comforting peace come over me, reminding me of the Lord's love for me, strengthening my faith, and filling me with gratitude.

I guess that's why it's called Comfort Food.

17 comments:

bensey said...

i am calling you RIGHT NOW. pick up the phone unless you are not okay. i love you and am so sorry!

Rachel H. said...

Oh Andrea--I am so sorry. There really aren't words...just know I am thinking of you.

Brandon and Emily Dorman said...

Andrea I am sorry. I know there probably isn't anything we can do to help right now, but know we are thinking of and praying for you too.

lizS said...

"i'm sorry" sounds so lame, but i really feel for you. you are in our prayers sugar.

Michele said...

I almost cried myself when I heard about you. Just know that you are in our prayers.

campblondie said...

That's exactly why it is called comfort food.

Emily said...

I know what you are going through. My heart broke yesterday when I found out what was happening. Take care of yourself!

Corttney said...

Sis golding i am so sorry! I am always thinking of you and praying for you!I love you

ericandjanine said...

So sorry to hear your sad news! You will be in our prayers1

~Hartwig Family~ said...

I am so sorry to hear your news. You are in our prayers.

Tina in CG said...

I hope your ok. I'm really sorry. Love you always ♥♥♥

Brooke said...

Oh Andrea! I'm so sorry! We'll be thinking and praying for you. :)

Elise said...

oh andrea, i am so sorry

Andrea M. said...

I'm so sad to hear this. You'll be in our prayers.

The Garner Family said...

Your resilience and faith are inspiring. I'm praying right now for you. Eat those burgers and do anything else that helps the hurt.

Mitch & Cari Johnson said...

Andrea-I am so sorry. I'll keep you in my prayers. I know you'll get through this you're one the the toughest, bravest people I have even known. Honestly.
Love,
The Johnsons

The Thompsons said...

Andrea.... I am really, really sorry! I know nothing I can say will make you feel any better, but i still wanted you to know that I am so sorry!!!!