I got to go to Otis Colorado for the 4th of July which is so fun for me and my family. This year was very different. My father-in-law just had his second knee operated on in less than 8 weeks.
It was the first time that I got to see him. He is doing so good. I have never seen him on drugs which was very interesting :) the slurred speech after he took his medications made me laugh.
He slept a lot and ate very little which is very out of character for him. He also has a physical therapist come and exercise with him several times a week.
One of the exercises that he has to do causes him extreme pain. He dreads doing this exercise and the worse part is he has to do it 2 time a day and it takes him approximately 12 minutes to do.
I heard him and my mother-in-law talking about him having to go into the room begin. I sat in the recliner in the living room and I could see my in-laws laying on their bed beginning the exercise. The next thing I heard was singing. For the next 12 minutes my in-laws sang hymns while doing the very painful stretching.
I watched them lay on the bed hugging each other singing hymns.
It bought tears to my eyes to watch them 2 times each day love on each other.
I did not grow up seeing parents love on each other like this. So this is so foreign to me. I am so blessed to have the privilege to be a part of this love story that is so beautiful.