Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hazard to Myself

I'll spare you any pictures with this post! Before I was headed back to work, I decided that I would go ahead and start dinner. That way, all Erik had to do was heat it up before he went to class tonight. I was thinking I was being such a good wife, mindlessly chopping the onions, when all of a sudden..... the knife slipped! I have never been in so much pain in my life. I had a gaping hole in my thumb. I was screaming and crying hysterically because it hurt so bad. Erik pulled me over to the sink and began rinsing my wound out. Meanwhile, Luna scurried over to me and got between me and the sink and leaned on me while I was crying. Only 3 months old and she was so concerned about me. It was like she knew what was going on! Such an awesome puppy!

After putting a paper towel over my thumb and applying pressure to it, he had to sit down and take some deep breaths. He was going to get sick himself. He couldn't stand seeing me in such agony! A paramedic, who has probably seen worse things couldn't bear to see his wife in pain. I am so very fortunate to have the husband that I do! God has truly blessed me by placing him in my life!

I called work to tell them what was going on and they urged me to stay home, against my own will. Afterall, I am a massage therapist and it would be pretty difficult to massage without using my thumb. So, Alas I sit at home with a gimp thumb and my very loving husband and puppy!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Meet Luna

It's offical! We have begun the expansion of our family! Erik and I went to go get sweet little Luna. She's still pretty unsure about us. She has a little bit of an ADD problem, but whodoesn't?! fan, toy, us, fan, toy, food, us...
We are super excited to have a dog in the house. It will be interesting to see our parenting skills of the little pup...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's not all about me

It's amazing how one little situation can teach you so much about life and about yourself. Today, I felt a little adventurous so I went to the equestrian center to swim laps in the pool. I had a set routine in my mind and did not want to be bothered. I simply wanted to do my swim and be on my way. God had other plans for me today.
Shortly into my swim, a very cute 6 year old girl asked me what I was doing. I grudgingly said, "I'm swimming laps," and hoped that she would just let me finish this lap. She responded, "No what are you doing? Are you swimming backwards?" I patiently explained to her that it was called the backstroke and taught her how to do it. I told her to swim with me, but it was too hard for her to keep up. So, I thought I was in the clear and I could peacefully continue my swim. Midway through my next lap, this cute girl appeared behind me struggling to catch up to me. I soon realized that she really wanted me to show her how to swim. I taught her the butterfly stroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, backstroke and freestyle. Before I realized it, I swam 950 yards!

Things that I learned today:

  • It's not all about me sometimes
  • Slow down and live in the moment
  • Patience truly is a virtue and I think I'm getting better at it
  • Children have a way of lightening your mood and perspective
  • This cute little girl helped me just as much as I helped her
  • I really love swimming and forgot about it for a while

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these."

Friday, July 10, 2009

Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Erik

10. He has a good work ethic and has compassion for others.

9. He has dinner ready for me when I get home from work!

8. He makes me laugh.

7. He is a Godly man.

6. He willingly makes a grocery run for aleve and ice cream if I don't feel well.

5. He is the next Lance Armstrong.

4. He makes me feel special.

3. When he is at work, he calls just to say "hi."

2. He loves Mexican food just as much as I do!

1. He loves me a lot!