On Wednesday, I had an appointment with plastic surgery. I have been having quite a bit of pain on my right side that seemed to be radiating from the muscle they moved during reconstruction. I wish this was the case. Through her extreme due diligence, Cindy Carson, P.A. found a 4 cm. mass on my right side. My mom was with me, thank goodness, as it was an emotional moment. Though, at this point the mass could be anything, like a mass of fat or an angry lymph node, but it would have to be checked out. Luckily, I had a chest and abdomen CT scheduled for the next morning.
Wednesday night was Madison's "Holiday Sing". Arriving late for a number of circumstances, seats were at a minimum. In fact there were very few seats left at all. However, while walking through the school's courtyard, an acquaintance offered Steve and I her seats in the front row. Completely unsolicited. She said she was going to stand anyway as she had a toddler in tow. I was not eager to take someone else's seats but also knew my chances were slim to none of sitting anywhere close to my daughter. Either way, her kindness warmed my heart and though she did not know it, put a positive spin on what was a scary day.
After returning home, Steve's brother called to let us know that he had received a $100 gift card from Steve's cousins, Kimmy and Mark to help with our trip. Wow, was I all could think. It was like someone from above had not intended for us to have such a scary day and was trying to make up for it. Give us hope. Show us kindness. And that made my day.