12 Items To Get Your Loved Ones When They Wake From Surgery

12 Items To Get Your Loved Ones When They Wake From Surgery

Even the smallest things can make their day


Last Thursday my sister had a Tonsillectomy. Yeah, she gets to eat all the ice cream she wants. Well sorry to tell you this is a myth.

For 5 days it's water and pudding. Well, Tuesday comes around and an arterial bleed. This is rare as the surgeon said this only happens to about 1.2% of people. After fixing that problem, the clock starts again for her meaning barely any food for another 5 days.

Then I began to wonder what I could get her. Although she likes steak I know she just can't get up and eat a ribeye. So after wandering the store for what seemed like an hour here is what I can up with.

1. A Card

I tend to go for the humorous ones, or the ones that sing when you open it. Those can brighten there days just a bit.

2. Plushies

Having something to hold or squeeze when you're in pain always helps.

3. Coloring Books

Since she can't eat thought this could keep her mind busy for a bit.

4. Books

Since they have plenty of time just think about how many they could finish.

5. Popsicle

They seem a little more exciting then pudding but I'm sure by the time she eats she will be tired of them

6. Movies

Well she just can't LET IT GO. Disney makes everything better and magical.

7. Concert Tickets

Just remember mom promised you this one in the ER. Last time I was in the ER all I got was a damn McDonald's Milkshake. So make her get me one too.

8. A Warm Blanket

I know you've been a couch-potato lately but no one likes a cold potato so stay warm.

9. A Glass of Ice Water

If you're visiting don't make them get up.

10. PJs

Whats the point of getting dressed if your not going to leave the house? At least put some clean PJ's on.

11. Flowers

Brighten their day with bright colors.

12. Space

Don't text or call and just let them sleep. You know they need it.

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When You Make A Girl An Aunt, You Change Her World In All The Best Ways

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest girl in the world.


My brother and his wife recently blessed our family with the sweetest bundle of joy on planet earth. OK, I may be a little bias but I believe it to be completely true. I have never been baby crazy, but this sweet-cheeked angel is the only exception. I am at an age where I do not want children yet, but being able to love on my nephew like he is my own is so satisfying.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a very protective person.

From making sure the car seat is strapped in properly before every trip, to watching baby boy breathe while he sleeps, you'll never meet someone, besides mommy and daddy of course, who is more concerned with the safety of that little person than me.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her a miniature best friend.

There is something about an aunt that is so fun. An aunt is a person you go to when you think you're in trouble or when you want something mom and dad said you couldn't have. An aunt is someone who takes you to get ice cream and play in the park to cool down after having a temper tantrum. I can't wait to be the one he runs to.

When you make a girl an aunt, she gets to skip on the difficulty of disciplining.

Being an aunt means you get to be fun. Not to say I wouldn't correct my nephew if he were behaving poorly, but for the most part, I get to giggle and play and leave the hard stuff for my brother.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her the best listening ears.

As of right now I only listen to the sweet coos and hungry cries but I am fully prepared to listen to all the problems in his life in the future.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the best advice giver.

By the time my nephew needs advice, hopefully, I will have all of my life lessons perfected into relatable stories.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a number-one fan

Anything you do in life sweet boy, I will be cheering you on. I already know you are going to do great things.

When you make a girl an aunt, she learns what true love is.

The love I have for my nephew is so pure. Its the love that is just there. I don't have to choose to show love every day, I don't have to forgive, I don't have to worry if it is reciprocated, it is just there.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest person in the world.

I cannot wait to watch my precious nephew grow into the amazing person that I know he is going to be.

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Goodbye School, Hello Real World

I'm ready for ya!


It's starting to hit me.

I've been in school, year after year, since kindergarten. Maybe even pre-school!

Now, I'm about to graduate with my bachelors in communication and I couldn't be more proud of myself. I'll say it. I often sugarcoat it or suppress it but d*mn it. I'm going to applaud myself. It was hard work. It took a lot of motivation, determination, (caffeine), and willpower to get to where I am today. I worked my ass off.

That being said, I can't help but think... What is life without due dates? What is life like without scrambling to turn in an assignment that's due at 11:59 PM? What is life like with actual sleep? Sleep? I don't know her.

Like I keep telling my boyfriend and my parents, I don't have it all figured out. At least not right now. But I will, and I'm in no rush to land my dream job right now. If anything, I want to take a year to myself. I want to travel. I want to sleep in if I d*mn well please! I want to read as many books as I want. I want to write till my fingers fall off (OK, maybe not that).

You get the jist.

I'm free. I can do and be whatever I want. And you know what? That's terrifying.

I'm lost. I've followed this structure for so long. Now what?

I don't have all the answers yet. But for now, at least right at this very moment, I'm so thankful to have been able to receive such an amazing education. And to be able to say I'm graduating with my bachelors in communication at 21 is an accomplishment in itself.

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