August, Week 2

The second week of August started with 4 more sunflower minis (Yes, 8 in one weekend!) and Emery’s first birthday party!

After her birthday party, we ran over to the farm to show Shshr and Nana the sunflowers, and so I snagged a few pics. 🙂

The next day was the first day of school (already shared most of those pics, but here’s a couple of more…).

The beginning of school started pretty uneventfully. We had to get used to wearing masks and new cleaning protocols…but we were all SO glad to be back at school, in person, that nobody minded too much.

And then. Wednesday happened. After school at cross country practice, one of my runners went into sudden cardiac arrest. It was the most terrifying experience of my life. I’m not going to tell the whole story. But, with the help of three other wonderful ladies at my school, we performed CPR, used our school’s AED machine, called the ambulance….and he survived. He later underwent surgery to implant an internal defibrillator…and he is doing great, he was back at school the next week.

However… what I would never, ever have expected, especially since the outcome was so positive, was how I would feel afterwards. It has been hard. It truly was a traumatic experience. I am very, very grateful for the ladies that were there with me that day, for a school who was so understanding and kind to give us some time off, for church family (and our own family members) who provided my family with meals, and for my very patient, sweet, caring husband.

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