Wrestling am I, with what to post. Do I try to back up to my last post and bring you up to date? No, I really don't have time for that since today's my wonderful husband's birthday, and I'm going to make him his birthday dinner. Biggest news: we're all alive. :-) But I have precious little time, and I want to share so much. So I'll start small and share with you the most recent awesome thing that happened in my life.
For Valentine's day, Loren (my love) wrote an essay and sent it in to our local Christian radio station. It was for a giveaway. He was trying to win us a spot in a wedding vow renewal ceremony. He did this without my knowing, and finally told me about it after he figured that he didn't win because he had not heard back from them.
Well, the day that we were snowed in, he received a call informing him that, unfortunately, they had been forced to decide to postpone the ceremony. WHAT??!! We looked back through his emails, and there in the trash box was the discarded, unread message that he had indeed won. Wow! If it had not been postponed, we would have missed it entirely.
And then...THEN...while we were there saying our vows, he surprised me with a diamond engagement ring/wedding band to replace the one I lost over 10 years ago. How he managed to do it without my noticing the money missing is beyond me, but he earned major brownie points, YES HE DID!!! (It's going to have to be sized up to fit my ring finger...guess he sees me as much tinier than I am...more brownie points.)
I can't imagine life without him. Perhaps it would be a little less complicated (what relationship isn't), but I can say with certainty that it would be much less exciting, quite lonely, and absolutely unthinkable.
So here's to my amazing husband, who has overcome more heartache, abuse, neglect, disadvantage and trouble than perhaps any other person I know...and come out a better man than perhaps any other man I know. I love him completely, even all the terribly irritating little bits. And he loves me completely, even all the terribly irritating little bits. For that I am truly blessed. Happy Birthday, Loren, my love.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Posted by Shelley at 4:14 PM