Monday, December 12, 2011
Multitudes on Mondays...#201-210
201. Living a mere block away from an emergency room of a major hospital. Sometimes I'm not fond of it (the medical helicopters flying super-low over our house, the ambulances whizzing by at high speeds), but when you need help yourself, it feels like living next to heaven.
202. Being seen in said ER almost immediately and being stitched up by a very sweet girl, who gave me three lidocaine injections so I wouldn't feel a thing, and who chatted with me to keep my mind off of her task. (Who would ever have thought I'd be thankful for *shots* in this list???)
203. A husband who fed and bathed the kids after he parked me on the couch with a cup of hot tea when I got home.
204. Advil. And a husband who watched the clock and gave it to me faithfully, every 4 hours, until the throbbing subsided some. (I know Marty appears frequently in my lists but he is truly the greatest blessing of my life and the most present and accounted-for husband I can imagine!)
205. That my dear friend had a successful surgery and is healing and feeling quite well.
206. Our pastor and his sometimes brief but always thought-provoking sermons. He must have had an off day on our first visit (I thought his message was too simple) because since then, he's been knocking them out of the ballpark. Not a Sunday goes by that Marty and I don't talk about the sermon on the way home, and not out of some kind of spiritual obligation, either!
207. Meaningful ornaments -- "Our First Christmas, 2008", "Baby Boy, 2009", "Baby Girl, 2010". It is wonderful to see your blessings celebrated on a Christmas tree -- a unique way to be thankful!
208. That Will is trying so many new words, even hard ones like "wreath." He is really gaining some new ground and I hope we'll be having full-on conversations very soon!
209. Upcoming visits -- my parents in just a couple days, a friend in mid-January. We heart company in this house!!!
210. Pandora. Instead of having to buy the new Michael Buble holiday album, we just created a radio station and get to enjoy his music for free!