Monday, October 27, 2008
I am writing this blog as a small thank you to my wonderful husband for all he has done over the past three weeks. Although, I am sure to him it feels like a lifetime and the next three will take forever. He has had to pick up where I can't and do the cooking, cleaning, and laundry. And make sure that the kids don't need anything that requires any type of physical labor. The other night he was doing laundry and I had sorted the clothes for him and noticed a grass stain on Nathan's school pants so I told Erick to spray some shout on it and scrub it before putting it in the washer. Later when I asked if the spot came out he said I guess I sprayed the whole pair of pants with shout.....so if you aren't for sure about it just shout everything!!!! Needless to say we had a good laugh over it. But most of all Erick has not once complained or said that he was tired of doing all of the extra work while I am down. I really appreciate everything he has done for me and the kids even though I know that he is exhausted when he gets home from work. Sat. night as he was climbing into bed he made the comment that he now realizes that a moms job is never done. Thanks Erick for all you have done and are doing to make me comfortable and lighten the load. You are an absolutely Amazing Husband and I truly love you beyond words.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Isn't is interesting how you never realize how much you take every day chores and pleasures and just part of life until you can't get up and do them. On October 1st. I went in for a simple knee surgery for them to repair a torn meniscus and upon arrival thought that I would be down for a week and then able to build up from there. Going into surgery I was oblivious to anything going on around me, when I came out Erick told me that I was down for SIX WEEKS!!!! Needless to say I thought he was joking and just laughed and said OK. One big problem it was really true. When the Dr. went to repair my knee he discovered that I had pot holes with arthritis because of the damage done from my accidents. So he scraped around and made it bleed to form scabs and then scar tissue will form to try and get me five more years on this knee. I was then informed that it was bone against bone and I would not be allowed to put any weight on my leg for the next six weeks or it would undo what the Dr. had done. So I am now learning to take a back seat and allow my wonderful husband to do the things that I normally do without thinking anything about it. As a mother it is very hard for me not to be able and tuck my children in bed and jump and run when they need me. I am trying to remain positive but I am not one that likes to just lay here and let everyone cater to me. I guess God is allowing me to learn a valuable lesson for me not to be so self sufficient and learn to know that it is OK to ask for help. Thank you Erick for being such a great husband and wonderful father to the kids. I couldn't get through this without you. You are awesome!!!!!