Yesterday Smiley had eye surgery.
We had to be at the hospital an hour early, to check in, go over paper work and to get her acclimated. While we were taking care of business, she had a fabulous time playing with all the "new" toys.
Daddy held her when the Anesthesiologist gave her the medicine for her "nap". She drifted off in his arms. Then, Hubby and I went to the family waiting room and...... waited. About 40 minutes later, her Doctor walked through the doors and reassured us that everything went perfectly. We waited another half hour to be told we could finally go and be with her in her recovery room. Sleepy head did not want to wake up. Unfortunately, Hubby had to leave to catch a flight for work. So I sat with her. Watching her chest rise and fall with each breath. Listening to her every movement.
She finally woke up. And when she did, she sat up, looked around the room and said, "Where Daddy go?" She was bummed that he wasn't there, thrilled she got a popsicle, happy to also get crackers and apple juice and very cranky that she couldn't go back and play with the toys.
Finally, she was discharged we went home. When we arrived, we snuggled together and dozed off and on, while my sister played games with Sassy and Action.
So today I embrace the Camera with my little girl, just home from having eye surgery. Both of us a little tired, and me very thankful for all of those who sent us their prayers and well wishes, as well as for God, who answers our prayers, and puts people in our lives to help us, guide us, protect us, teach us and love us.
Now go get out from behind the camera!