I was sick yesterday. Really sick.
For the gory details, click here...
The agony and despair I felt
served a great purpose though
(well, besides the 6 pounds I lost)
It reminded me of the power of love.
The power of how just laying next to the man you love more than anyone ever can make your uncontrollable shivering subside.
The power of how holding his hand when you feel like you can't take the pain anymore makes it somehow seem bearable.
The power of how just his presence makes you feel safer, more secure, more "well"...
Daddy H and I have always had a deep connection.
One of those things I can't explain.
We just "fit".
Many people have said over the years that we don't seem like a match, but they are wrong.
We are a match in what really matters.
He loves me unconditionally. No matter what I look like, how much I weigh, what mood swings I may have, or what I forget to do, he loves me.
I feel the exact same way about him. I can't imagine life without him. Not even for a minute.
But it's so much more than just an emotion of "love"... an intangible "feeling"...
Our love is power.
In the rush of everyday life, I had forgotten just how much power there is in his touch.
In the strength of his hands and the way I feel so safe and secure in his arms.
I had forgotten all of this... Until I got sick.
After hours of pain and cold chills, I decided to climb into bed closer to him and guess what?!?! The shivering stopped. The pain subsided temporarily. I felt calm. All because he held me.
For as long as we've been married (almost 12 years now -- gasp!) he's always been able to make me feel better. Sometimes it's a joke, or a hug, or just the fact that I know he'd kick anyone's butt if I asked him to...
The most wonderful thing, however, is how his touch can heal me.
Specifically, I'm thankful for Woot.com and the Ion VCR to PC converter that just arrived at our house yesterday.
Now I can transfer videos of my high school graduation, basketball games, and most importantly, the births of Bigg, Myddle, and Babee H from VHS to a digital format. I am so happy I can't even stand it!!!!
Having these recordings in a digital format will be priceless.
Having the ability to make this change only cost me $29.99 + $5 S/H thanks to Woot.com... (FWIW, Sears.com has this same item for sale for $199.99 right now...)
My gigantic and enormous gas bill? No... My annoying, stupid neighbors?No, that's not it... The huge rottweiler roaming our neighborhood?Nah, not that... The killer pile of laundry in my hallway? Nope. Try again. My fat rolls? No... hmmmmm.... what could it be? Grade level meetings after school? NO! Daddy H's crazy work hours? Shoot... that's not it either!!!!
How about this:
Tonight, I am grateful for the fact that...
I have enough $ to pay the gas bill when so many out there do not...
One of my neighbors cares enough to call and let me know about the rottweiler since my kids were playing outside...
My three healthy children are able to run around and play and get their clothes filthy while having a blast...
I've never known hunger like so many people do...
The teachers in my grade level make even the worst day so much better... so few people can say that, right?
Daddy H has a full-time job with benefits like never before and that tomorrow he gets to work "normal" hours (7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. -- WOOT!!)
It's not been the best week, but in the grand scheme of things, I can't even begin to complain. I've got it made in so very many ways.