Tuesday, November 14, 2006

ANOTHER LEARNING...about my hubby : )


Today, Tuesday November 14th, started out like any other day. I was up at 3:30 am and making coffee at 4 am..almost ready to head to school. Bert usually sleeps in until 6 or 6:30, but I heard him bump into something. He came downstairs, looked white as a bedsheet, complained about being very, very dizzy, tingling in his neck and arms and said, "I think I need to go to the hospital." I called 911, and in an instant we had a fire truck and two medic cars and my sweetie was hooked up to a monitor. Gary and Nancy Gosett, our dear neighbors and Ryan's parents, were there to pray for Bert and offer support. (Thank you both!) It turns out that Bert has a severe infection and it goes into his inner ear. As we were in one of the ER cubicles I leaned a great deal about my dear husband of almost 23 years! First, and not a surprise, I cannot imagine my life without him. He is my very best friend and the love of my life! We laughed and joked at the ER and even in tough moments he cares about me. As I watched him at our house, hooked up and surrounded by medics...I could barely breathe. But I know that Jessi and Amy will be proud of how calm I was on the exterior. I tell Bert every day that he means the world to me. I have a "clean slate" with him each day. I try each day to focus on everything that is so wonderful about him, and I let go of things that foolishly irritate me about him. I know that someday one of us will be called "home" and leave our earthly home here! I'm just so grateful that it isn't today!

5 comments:

The Farrell Family said...

I can't even imagine how hard that must have been for the both of you. Very scarey! We lover you both and will pray for Boppa's full recovery. You are blessed to have each other!

Anonymous said...

This makes me tear up reading it even though I heard you say all the same things over the phone. We love you, send you our prayers...

kathibest said...

Linda, my heart was racing as I read about your morning.........

Kuddos to you for staying calm.....

I am so grateful to hear that Burt is o.k. and that he got some great medical care.............

It is times like this that God uses as vivid reminders to his children, as to what should be and is the most important to us........

The crazy pace that most of us live our lives today sometimes has us racing around so fast in our personal little triangles that it is easy to forget not only what our priorities are but what really brings us the most joy in life.....

Most often it is the little things and sometimes even the annoying things in the ones that we love the most that we forget to be thankful for............

I am happy for you that you got this suttle reminder today, I know it will stick with you for a long time...........

Bert is fortunate to have a wife that loves him so much.......

I love your "clean slate" philosophy, I am inspired to work on adopting that in my own marriage......

FYI, God isn't finished with either one of you yet, so plan on being around to be inspiration to the rest of us for years to come...

Kim Ellis said...

Linda - I too am very happy that Bert got some great medical care and I pray that he recovers quickly.

Staying calm is something that I don't think I'm very good at. At least inside of me I am totally freaking out when things go wrong with my husband or family member and I've never stopped to think about how it manifests itself on my exterior.

You are an inspiration and I appreciate you sharing your story.

Anonymous said...

Wow. hugs and kisses sent your way from Colville. . . . thank you for sharing.

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