Thankful Thursdays...For the Health of My Family and Friends

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Thankful Thursdays...For the Health of My Family and Friends

 

As they say, when you have your health, you are blessed. That was never more evident than these past few days. 

 

First of all, everyone is fine. Knock wood. 

It began last weekend when my great-nephew, Jake, was kicked in the side of his face during Taekwando practice.

He was in such pain that both of his siblings (who are usually picking on each other) took turns sitting with him. While our first thought was the pain was from his teeth, it turns out he may have a hairline fracture in his jaw and have a slight concussion. 


 

And then my very good friend had shooting pain just under her scalp (temporal arteritis) and spent the weekend in the hospital. She is doing well and we’ll know more in the next day or two. 

 

Two final points…

  1. Even if you aren’t a medical professional, become familiar with the symptoms of concussion and what to do.

  2. Jake and his siblings made the most of his injury and got their dad to finally give in and get them the dog they’ve been begging for!


 

So today I am especially grateful that my nephew and friend are doing well. 

 

Comments (32)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

That's one way to convince your parents to get you a dog! On a serious note, Kathy, it really is all about health. 

Jul 29, 2021 09:23 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - So glad to hear that your friend and nephew are doing much better.  I think it is human nature to sometimes take things for granted especially good health.  Your post helps remind us to ge grateful every day. 

Jul 29, 2021 09:29 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

OMG gosh Kathy Streib you've had a lot going on this week.  Prayers for your nephew and your friend and happy to hear they're both doing better now. I am so appreciative of our health.....and especially this past year or two.

Jul 29, 2021 10:04 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy he must have been kicked very hard to crack his jaw, and get a concussion.  Glad he and your friend are on their way to recovering.

On another note, I have to give your nephew credit for being wise enough to take advantage of the situation, and get his dad to give in on the dog.  Smart kid!!!

Jul 29, 2021 02:15 PM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Kathy - Jake is a handsome little boy, and his sis is beautiful. I hope he is feeling well soon! (luv the pup)

Jul 29, 2021 03:09 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

HI Michael Jacobs all of the money in the world won't mean much if you don't have your health. 

Hi Wayne Martin when children are hurt or ill you want to help in any way you can. 

Jul 29, 2021 04:24 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you Brian England no taekwondo for a while!!! and thank you for keeping them in your prayers. 

Kat Palmiotti it really is important!!!  You can't take it for granted. 


 

Jul 29, 2021 04:26 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sham Reddy CRS I always love your thoughts!  Our good health is so necessary to the kind of life we want to live, especially if it includes helping others. 

Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel They have been wanting a dog for so long but with 3 active children and both parents working, they needed to make sure they could care for the dog!!!  And thank you for your words of support for my friend. 

Jul 29, 2021 05:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bob "RealMan" Timm I think we realize as we grow older the importance of being around to see our children and children's children!

No kidding Rocky Dickerson Jake is the one who has had the most injuries. During the pandemic, his mother warned him that it was not the time to try jumping off something he shouldn't because they did not want to have to go to the hospital. 

Jul 29, 2021 05:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will Hamm i heard him when I was speaking to his mother. He truly was in pain. 

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty  the puppy is so cute! The kids are delighted!

Jul 29, 2021 05:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I agree Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty everyone thought it had to do with his teeth or nerves in the teeth. 

Thank you Roy Kelley Hope that you and Chef Dolores are well. 


Jul 29, 2021 05:35 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nina Hollander, Broker I agree!!!  I'm glad they were able to get a dog because it's not just fun but a good learning experience for them. They already have a hamster. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® we can never take it for granted. Just spoke with a friend whose granddaughter (4) has cancer. 

Jul 29, 2021 05:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker Thank you so much. Larry and I are still healing our heels but that pales in comparison to a concussion or anything else. 

George Souto both Jake and his brother are pretty far along with the sport and even though they have protection, things can happen. And yes, pretty smart of him. 

Jul 29, 2021 05:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Wendy Rulnick Thank you so much!!!  The whole family has fallen in love with the pup. 

Jul 29, 2021 05:41 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Health is at the top of the list of our important assets.  Currently, I have two family members that I have concerns about.  Hopefully, time will remedy what hinders them.

Jul 29, 2021 07:22 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I am very thankful for everything I've had this year andthrough the years but especially during Covid times. :)

Jul 29, 2021 10:45 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

Our lives, prospective and everything can change in a heart beat.  Good to hear both are doing well.

Jul 30, 2021 12:06 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,
Sending good vibes and prayer for continued healing for your nephew and friend. Accidents can happen so quickly.

Jul 30, 2021 06:19 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's a lot to be grateful for, Kathy. So glad to hear! Our health, and that of our family and friends is so important, so hard to bear when ill health arises.

Jeff

Jul 30, 2021 05:27 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Well that is one extreme way to get a puppy! 

How frightening this must have been for the family.

Jul 31, 2021 03:48 PM