Another wake up call, don't hit the snooze button!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Last night my Hubby and I went to dinner. We were chatting have a few chuckles and I looked up to see our best buddies from about 15 years ago. We had changed a few priorities in life and had lost touch with each other. So I waved and they came over. The wife had an aneurysm back in Oct. She can no longer talk, only a small whisper, she use to be very loud and jolly always laughing. We didn't ask where this happened, but pretty sure it was her brain. We weren't sure she even knew who we were. Of course we didn't ask many questions. Her husband who was always the quite one is now the one talking. She had always been the "caretaker" worrying about his cholesterol and general health. I guess it was another reminder how fast life can change. I think it also helped my hubby think twice about his health. I do know we held each other a little closer last night. emoticon
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  • MARLIN515
    Life is too short, I am reminded of my blessings, my family and especially my DH who has been so good to me when I have been.......well, not too nice!!! He has noticed and remarked that I am not so stressed and my attitude has improved in the last 30 days...its the walking and exercise! emoticon
    4008 days ago
    Wow life is scary when you get a reality check like that. It makes you stop and think. And you did the right thing by making the best of a sad thing. You lucky girl! (or real lucky husband, I think I see his smile this morning from here!)

    Seriously thanks for sharing your story.
    4009 days ago
  • AFTER49
    Thanks for the message.....I'll be sure to kiss my favorite farmer a little extra. Wow how things change.

    You know there are two things that adults used to say when I was a little kid that I always thought were strange now I kind of live by them.
    1. When you got your health you've got everything.
    2. How did you sleep last night dear?

    As a child I always thought why wouldn't you have your health, where would it go?
    Doesn't everybody just go to bed to sleep?

    4010 days ago
    Wow! Thanks for the reminder of how fast your life can change. I try to always say goodbye and give my hubby and son a kiss in the morning just for this very reason.
    4010 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    That definitely would be a wake up call. My sister and I have a favorite place we often meet at for lunch. It is great food - not too expensive, and the owner and her husband are just really nice people. My sister called me at work today to tell me the owner's husband had an aneurysm saturday night but unlike your friend, he did not make it. I was so surprised as he looked to be in fairly good health. You just never know. God does have a plan for all of us.

    Take care and thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, Sunny
    4010 days ago
    In the blink of an eye things can change. I'll remember your story! emoticon
    4010 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    I'm always thankful for everyday that I'm given with my husband. I've made many changes for and with him. I wish he also would watch his weight more, but refuse to "nag" him. He sees what a difference my choices have made in our lives. He is talking about doing more, he just hasn't found the way for him to do it yet.
    4010 days ago
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