I spent the afternoon in the emergency room yesterday for diverticulitis. I had a flareup four years ago and ended up in the hospital for 5 days so I recognized the tell tale tenderness in my abdomen and stabbing pain in my left side. I wanted to get the antibiotics started right away before it progressed to the point where I needed hospitalization.
As I sat there waiting for the doctor, who was surprisingly pleasant, I realized again how blessed I am. I am blessed by a husband who even though he was tired from spending all day Saturday fasting and spending time with 11 teenagers and a Sunday morning of preaching and visiting, willingly came with me. I am blessed to have a soul mate who loves me. I am blessed that I chose wisely when picking a husband. Not growing up with a father in my life, meant it would be very easily to look for love in the wrong places. Yet, God protected me, and provided me with a wonderful spouse!
I am so looking forward to being able to show him publicly how much I love him. On June 2nd I am throwing him a surprise 50th birthday party, including family and friends. He actually thinks we are having "Friend's Sunday" that day with a potluck to follow. It was all I could do to keep from giggling yesterday morning as he made the announcement in church. Little does he know, it will be a church full of friends, all there to show Dan their love and support! He won't find out until the end of the service.
I'm working on a gift for him that is going to be awesome! I can't wait to see his face. I'll definitely be sharing it here as well. So stay tuned for more details. :-)
This week I continue to count blessings #1581-1590 (no pictures today - my computer isn't cooperating).
♥ Twelve teens who raised $1,900 for World Vision.
♥ A field of daffodils.
♥ A church family that I love.
♥ Making my daughters favorite meal.
♥ Working on my husband's surprise and the joy that brings me.
♥ Having children who share their thoughts, feelings and news with me.
♥ Meeting a facebook friend "in real life" when she showed up to church.
♥ Wonderful relationships I have developed through blogging.
♥ A selfless husband.