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!
"We are all just walking each other home." ...