Today’s prompt in the #JusJoJan is anticipation. Right now I am on pins and needles anticipating the phone call from the hospital regarding my daughter’s surgery. Because of COVID I couldn’t stay with her. Fortunately they will call me when she is out of surgery and transferred to a room and I can go back then. Hopefully they’ll let me spend the night there.
Which leads to the prompt for Bloganuary which is to talk about someone I admire. That would also be my daughter. She is just 25 and having major surgery on her jaw, a procedure which started 2-1/2 years ago with her getting braces and will continue for a while after today’s surgery for sure. She has been at the helm of this procedure for the entire way, including all the financial aspects of it. She has set up a budget system for herself, accounting for this surgery plus all her other expenses like repayment of her student loans and car, etc. She wants to be debt free by 2025. I so applaud that idea.
That’s not to say our other two children are slouches by any means. Our oldest has been out and living on her own or with friends almost since she graduated high school, with just a brief stint of coming back home for a year or two. She even moved to a different state for a few years, something that I don’t know if I could have done. Our son has also been working since high school and while he is living at home, he was out on his own for a while as well. We just happen to be in an area where it is very expensive to live, especially on your own. No one bedroom apartments for $450 a month like there were when I started out.
Short and to the point today. Can’t keep a focus on much until I know my little girl is going to be okay.