Friday, May 29, 2009
I checked my email this morning and found this... I don't think he will mind me sharing. I'm married to a very creative man (when he has or takes time to be).
My dear Wife,
I cannot believe it has already been 10 years! It is so amazing how I feel I have come to know you so well, yet I also feel like I have so much more to learn about you. I can't wait for tomorrow to see what it will bring for us, what joy, what happiness, what sorrow, what fear, what tragedy, what trial, what experience we will get to journey through together and grow closer as we travel down those paths. I thought I loved you so much when we got married ten years ago today, but I have learned that love grows, and my love for you has grown to more than what I could imagine or comprehend. You have become
my anchor in the rough waters
my sunrise in my day
my beacon in the dark night
my reason in my confusion
my clothing in my nakedness
my warmth in my cold
my joy in my sadness
my smile in my frown
my wind in my fog
my rest in my weariness
my fullness in my emptiness
my rock in my fear
my water in my thrist
my mortar in my home
my chocolate in my distress
my satiety in my hunger
my tree in my saraha
my lenses in my blurred vision
my step in my shortness
my pillow in my tiredness
my rose in my desert
my bouy in my drowning
my color in my monochrome
my ecstacy in my boredom
my hand when I have fallen
my conscience in my indescretion
my skeleton in my weakness
my jackpot in my lottery life
my glass half full
my guide in my indecision
my sober in my drunkennes (figuratively speaking, of course)
my drunk in my soberness (see above)
my yellow in my blue
my wings when I am grounded
my key for my lock
my curry for my chicken
my road for my travels
my "shotgun" in my ride
my fuel for my rocket
my charge for my TNT
my perfect gun for my caulk
Baby, you are more than what I ever expected. I would never have imagined 10 years ago today that I could love you more now than what I loved you then, but I have been wrong before, and I was wrong then. Each day I desire you, to be with you, to continue to learn you, to grow even more in love with you. What a blessing you are! You fullfill me. I look forward to every day, to being with you, to sharing with you, to becoming more in one with you, to loving you. Although we won't be spending this monumental day together in the "traditional" way, I want you to know that you are on my mind all day, and for that reason a smile will persist on my face, a giddiness will be in my voice, a flutter will be in my chest, a hop will be in my step, and a tingling will be on my skin as I recognize and keep center the love I have for you and celebrate our love, our years behind, and our years ahead.
I love you deeply, dearly, and as best I can.
How blessed am I???? We are spending our 10th anniversary driving all night to Indiana. Not the "traditional" celebration, for sure, but who needs traditional? I like US. Here's hoping you like YOU and that you are looking to see your blessings today! Have a great weekend!
(Click here to see more beautiful things!)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Now... the challenging part will be keeping the house clean while managing the children while packing up for a week's vacation. Hmmm. A multitasker's challenge. Wish me luck and please pray that our house sells quickly. My children may be permanently afraid to touch anything if this goes on very long!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
We are moving closer to family and he is trading in his 60 - 70 hour weeks for an 8 to 5 job with NO WEEKENDS! Yay!!!! The kids and I aren't going to know what to do with him around so much! It will definitely feel like a much needed respite for both of us.
With all that change, comes one big one...we are selling our house. It is official. There are signs in the yard and the local realtors came to an open house yesterday!
The saddest part about selling our house is leaving our wonderful neighborhood! We have made dear friends here and I'm just trying not to think about leaving them...I'm trying to focus on the good!!!
Please check out the blog that I made for the house and pass on the link to anyone who may be interested in seeing it! Click on the image below or on the side bar of our house to go take a tour!
Monday, May 11, 2009
So here is the new "spa like" bathroom. I think it is a vast improvement!
Thanks to Birdie for the help and encouragement! She is a life saver because I am an "ideas" person, a starter of projects. She's a finisher, a follow througher! So, thanks Birdie! You rock!
Melissa, at the The Inspired Room, has set up a Mr. Linky with all sorts of projects for inspiration! Go forth and be inspired!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Well, today was the day! SG was up bright and early (but still a little grumpy.)
We loaded him up in the car and took him, still dressed in his jammies, to the hospital.
He was very patient as the staff took his blood pressure and temperature.
He got a bit groggy after he was given some medicine to help him relax. We took him downstairs and got him all ready to go back to surgery. He had such a small head that they had to use a shoe cover instead of a scrub cap.
Doc and I went and had breakfast and went to the waiting room. The doctor came and met us and told us that he did really well and that his adenoids were indeed VERY large. He told us he hoped SG would get a lot of breathing relief. Please God, let him start sleeping through the night so that his Dad and I can then sleep through the night!!!!
We went in and comforted him as he woke up from anesthesia. He woke up VERY grumpy!
He watched movies and ate and ate and ate some more! I tried to read but I was unable to focus!
Praise God! It couldn't have gone any better! He is back to his normal self! Now the waiting part comes...letting him heal up and letting the swelling go down and seeing if he will start sleeping through the night and growing!
When we got home, he was greeted sweetly with crayon pictures and dessert! His siblings and Grammy and Papa were very happy that he was home! Now they are all tucked in for the night and we are close to calling it a night! We all need a good night's sleep!!! To those of you who knew and were praying, thank you!!! God is GOOD!
Friday, May 1, 2009
Last night Doc and I felt on the verge of being swallowed whole by our life. But it stopped us long enough to realize some BIG things and appreciate the little ones. Sometimes you have to stop the wheels from spinning long enough to let God get your attention and place your feet in the right path again. You know...refocus. Today, the blessings are washing over us like I have not experienced in a long time. I am humbled and reveling in God's love. It is like he is spoiling us! Beautiful friends, sweet forgiveness, opportunities, love...blessings are being poured out all over us today. Just wanted to tell you all that even in the hard times God is good. And sometimes he uses the hard times to coax us back into the protective palm of his loving hands. Thank you, Jesus!! Who am I, that you would love me and call me yours?