Friday, November 13, 2009
Life - What a Treasure!
No – it wasn’t my wedding.
We’d been married 38 years.
So - how could I possibly be given something I already had?
Well . . sometimes we do not know we have
something, until it is taken away -
or, thankfully, 'almost' taken away.
My strong energetic husband
was unwillingly & unwittingly
plunged into a fight for his very life.
4 years ago tonight he was on a ventilator!
In surgery into the early morning hours,
as an awesome trauma team fought to save his life.
Fought to put him back together.
His future unknown.
My future unknown.
A victim of a cruel and heartless crime!
Who would have thought?
We would learn of fear and terror,
panic attacks and nightmares.
But - how blessed I am
to have been given my husband back.
How special he is
so witty and funny and serious and caring
How important his life is to me
How lost I'd be without him
What a gift!
And I'd had it all the time.
The lesson for me has been this;
I would not have realized this gift if
the events of November 13, 2005
would not have happened.
I would have continued to have gone about my everyday
routines of life without appreciation for my spouse.
How many other people am I doing that to?
It makes me stop to wonder why we take for
granted those closest to us.
Thanks Lord, for the reminder.