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So, yesterday(Valentine’s Day) I turned 40. I don’t feel a day over 39, that is for sure. wink!
With Valentine’s Day, I have been super busy at the shop. I had anticipated this birthday to be a much bigger deal, so I am humbled to say that it really wasn’t. It was just another day. I sat in my tattered sweatshirt (that is dog hair acceptable), watching True Jackson with the kids having some spaghetti. The love of my life far away on business. And there I sat on what is supposed to be the most romantic day of the year and what was to be a life-changing birthday, feeling sort of whiny and then I was reminded of how blessed I truly am. I have been blessed with a guy who I LOVE to walk through life with………whom I adore……….and who adores me………we have two children we LOVE and adore, an overflowing future………………
and what reminds me of this? I am certain you have all heard of them………..they are everywhere in the blogworld……I think everyone knows somebody who knows them or has helped them in some way…………..their love is inspiring and therefore, a wonderful Valentine tribute……. If you haven’t checked them out, do…and Praise the Lord for their love, their faith and their healing.
Mr. and Mrs Niels0n, their love and faith: truly amazing, truly inspiring
a blog entry by Mrs. Nielson
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2009
I will be enjoying that delish hospital food, maybe (if i get super lucky) a catheter and a lot of shots. I will miss Miss B. coming over to rub my back.
Mr. Nielson will stay at home and make sure Jimmy wont poop in the house. The kids are coming to live “full-time” with us at the end of the week. In celebration, Mr. Nielson bought the us a new beautiful up-right piano. None of us can play it. He can whip out a REM song and I know “Heart and soul” (but who doesn’t). Looking for a teacher to teach us all. It was delivered to the house while I was plopped on a couch feeling extra sorry for myself.
The beautiful mahogany wood looked so memorable in the sun’s rays.
And for a minute, I was happy.
I thought about good times to be had in the distance of my life.
Mr. Nielson tucked me safe and sound into bed that night. Mindy was singing softly in the background. My eyes welled up as he pulled me close to him. “This is only temporary…you are a beautiful work in progress” Then he lay next to me and when he thought I was asleep, he patted me and said
“girl, I love you”
Then up got to put away the dinner dishes.