Just Jot January – 2022

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.

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21 Responses to Just Jot January – 2022

  1. Tamara says:

    Any parent who is proud of their kids for “legitimate” reasons, did a great job raising them!

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  2. Becky says:

    Awh, I hope the surgery went well and that you’re able to see her soon!

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  3. I hope by the time you see this your daughter’s out of the hospital and well on her way to recovery! Thinking of you. 🙂

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  4. John Holton says:

    Prayers and thoughts for your daughter. Keep us posted.

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  5. J-Dub says:

    Hope the surgery went well. Very impressive how she handled the whole thing. It’s much harder for the kids these days. We paid $275 rent on our first place. It was a 2 bedroom 1bath house with attached garage and a huge backyard. There’s nothing here for under $1300 and that’s a 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment. No yard and fighting for parking. Salaries are higher of course but wages haven’t kept pace with housing prices. It’s crazy.

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  6. Maggie says:

    I hope the surgery went well.

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  7. Hope you have had good news by now!

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  8. Congratulations. You seem to have very capable children. That implies good parenting. I pray that the surgery goes even better than anticipated.

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  9. E.A. Wickham says:

    Let us know how the surgery goes.

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