Sunday, November 30, 2008

Well, I thought this day would never come, but nothing thrills my soul more than to say that after 11pm tonight, I will officially be on VACATION!!!!!!!!! Michael and I are flying out for New York early in the morning for a much needed get-away. We have lots of things we want to do while there, but we haven't nailed down any specifics...our goal (according to Michael) is to "take it easy" and "go with the flow"...which translates into "I can't make a decision, and I lack the ability to effectively plan things". I wonder which parent he gets this talent from??????
Anywhoo...This idea is not conducive to my personality, but I will work very hard to fly by the seat of my pants this week.

There are a few events occurring while we are there that I think are necessary to truly experience NYC, and lets just say that Michael is less than thrilled that we will be attending these. I will post pictures of him attending these less than masculine events. Should be an experience.

1. Radio City Rocketts Christmas Spectacular
2. The Little Mermaid on Broadway
3. The lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas tree
4. Mary Poppins on Broadway
5. Ice Skating in Rockefeller Center
6. Drinking hot chocolate at Serendipity

Off to pack and get ready for a quick 4 hours at work!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

So Very Grateful...

It is 4:10 in the morning, and I am (for once) so excited to be awake. Since I have been working nights, I have found that to sleep through the night on my days off is nearly impossible. Michael wakes up and finds me on the computer, cleaning house, watching TV, or cleaning my closet (my personal favorite thing to do at 2am). But this morning is different...I am actually excited that I woke up early.
When I woke up this morning, I didn't feel the sense of frustration that I usually do, nor did I feel my mind racing to try to find something productive to do, but instead I caught myself laying there counting Michael's breaths. Sounds weird at first, but let me explain. With me going to work at 6:20 almost every night, my quality time with Michael has been cut way short. We often pass each other at the entrance of our subdivision. I have really, really, REALLY struggled with this, but through lots of tears, prayer and support from Michael, I have finally been able to see God's perfect plan. I was so happy to be awake this morning because it allowed me to spend time with my Lord truly thanking him for my Michael.
How often I let many days go by and never stop to appreciate how blessed I am. Michael is truly the most wonderful husband. When I tell people what he does to help make my life easier, their mouths drop to the floor.
Let me make a list:
1. Michael does all of the laundry. I cannot tell you the last time I turned the washer on, folded clothes, put away towels, etc. To top it off, he washes all of my scrubs (on the sanitary cycle) and has them folded in my closet so that I can quickly grab a set on my way out the door.
2. He does all of the ironing.
3. He handles all of the finances. I never see a bill. I have no clue what our average water bill, electricity bill, etc. Most of you may think this is a bad thing, but at this time in my life, it is exactly what I need.
4. He does all of the yard work, and if you know me, you know I DESPISE yard work!
5. He rarely tells me no. I am an only child, therefore I do not cope well with that word.
6. He allows me to have a maid, and when the maid can't come, he gladly does her job.

The list just goes on and on. Basically my only responsibility is to work, handle all of the gift buying (he is pretty bad at remembering birthdays, etc. and buying good gifts), and anything to do with the kitchen such as grocery shopping and cooking.
So this morning, while I was lying in bed counting Michael's breaths, playing with his hair, and looking at his sweet face, I finally became aware of God's preparations that He made long ago for our present situation, and there is only one way to describe my emotions: undeserving, but finally truly grateful.

Heavenly Father, thank you so much for my Michael, and what he means to me. You knew long ago how much he would impact my life, and I am so glad that he is mine. Thank you for always knowing what is best. Please never let me take another day for granted with him. Thank you for allowing me to finally find peace and truly appreciating how omniscient you really are.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Long Time, No Blogging...

I must has been a while since I have posted, and my friends John and Amanda have not let me forget it!!  I have had a very busy couple of weeks with work and life.  I have to remind Michael quite frequently that while some people are sitting at a desk all day in front of a computer with the blogosphere at their fingertips, others of us are saving lives and don't always have time for blogging!!  I am only kidding...I love my husband, and I love reading his blogs.  I am about to head to work for the night, but I thought I would leave you with some pictures that my friend Kelly took of the Ford gang...