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PART FOUR: 3.5 weeks at the in-laws' and a job offer

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

In April (month 2 of marital bliss) my mother-in-law had a pretty major health scare.

-Thankfully, she is now healthy and doing well. Praise the Lord!-

Thanks to her intuition, great doctors, and a whole lot of God looking out for everyone involved, what could have been a devastating situation was caught just in time.

When we got the call that she was in the hospital, we headed for Tennessee. Once again, Covid-19 proved to be a blessing for us. Had the world not been shutdown, I don't know if we would have been able to pick up and be there like we needed to be.

We drove 18 hours through the night, kept stops to a minimum and used lots of hand sanitizer on the way. I'm not going to lie, that drive was miserable. But, we made it safely and that's what counts.

My MIL was in the hospital for a week to a week-and-a-half if I remember correctly. Once she returned home she didn't need to be lifting or over exerting at all. Much like most mothers, we knew she probably wouldn't follow those guidelines, so we stuck around to make sure she got the rest she needed.

After several weeks of self-quarantine in a small house in town with a yard and a roommate, we were about to lose our minds at home. The chance to spend time out in the country where there's fence to fix, gardens to plant, cows to feed, and pastures to spray, was a welcomed escape.