Today is going to be a chat day, and let me tell you why.
After church we took our 20 year old son, Benjamin, to the emergency department of our hospital. This super-healthy kid fainted on us. Twice. That, coupled with the stomachache he was complaining about set off my mom radar.
My mom radar is never wrong. He had appendicitis, and after seven hours in the ER and various waiting rooms, I’m now (Sunday evening) writing this in my husband’s office, waiting for Benjamin to get out of recovery.
(Yes, my husband's office is at the hospital. Super convenient!)
The main thing I get out of all this is that you never know when an emergency is going to pop up – you never know when you’re going to be away from home all day long, or even longer.
So how do you plan meals for just such an occasion?
Our other children were taken care of. We had just placed our order at McDonald’s when my son fainted the first time, so we took it “to-go”, and the other kids ate it. Or most of it.
They were on their own for the rest of the day, and believe it or not, we have leftovers in the fridge.
I almost feel like I was prepared for the unexpected!
So let’s chat. How do you prepare for the unexpected? Tornadoes, hurricanes, forest fires, floods, trips to the hospital…how would you feed yourself and your family in such a situation?
And don’t forget the animals! How would you take care of them?
Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve needed to evacuate, or where you’ve needed to provide meals when you’re not at home?