Here comes another unexpected post, but a very short one, with a lighter disposition (but of equal importance as the last). Sometimes in life we forget about the things that truly matter, and in the frustration of things that aren’t going according to plan, the little annoyances that nibble at us ever so slightly, our priorities get mixed up and the truly important things tend to blur out of focus.
So here is a short reality check for myself that I want to jot down and be able to use as a reminder for whenever I let the mundane take over and forget how truly extraordinary life actually is.
It has been a difficult couple of weeks emotionally and physically. I’ve had pains and aches, old fears came bubbling out and new frustrations perched their ugly heads. All through these hard times I have had the one thing in life that is absolutely and positively unquantifiable, the one true magic in this world. The endless and irrevocable love and support of my husband to whom I am grateful beyond words and I want to express this gratitude as publicly as I can, maybe to remind you to do the same for those you cherish.
To my husband,
happy birthday you wonderful man! You absolutely exceptional human being! I know this isn’t how we planned on spending your birthday and that breaking your leg sucks. I know we had these plans and ideas on how things were gonna play out, and I know I was stressing over the stupid, inconsequential details. Then, you broke your leg, we had a shitty stressful two days of confusion, fear and frustration, but here I am, unable to fall asleep because the stupid bed is empty and I can’t wait to smother you with love first thing in the morning. I want to let you know I’m grateful for everything you do, everything you are and everything you’ve helped me be. In sickness and in health, to have and to hold-they’re not just empty words, they’re the pillar on which we stand and I hope to have and hold you until I’m grey and shrivelled up like an old prune.
It seems silly that we need something “bad” to happen to get into the mindset of understanding what is important as opposed to what is a fleeting and easily resolvable issue. However, it often happens that that is exactly what we need. When an unexpected, negative situation strikes we see what (or who) really lies in our heart, as well as in whose hearts we live in. I want to thank our family, from both sides, for jumping in to help in every way possible. I want to thank our friends for their endless support. This isn’t a story or a rant … or even a real blog post … this is just a way to say thank you more permanently, more meaningfully, and to maybe remind someone to feel this way without that “something bad happened” factor. So love each other, hug each other, go have a beer with someone that makes you laugh, pig out in fast food and binge watch Netflix with them. Just take some time to enjoy the company of people you care about, without stressing over the little things … they’re not worth it. The people who love you are.