What's that saying? Oh yeah, "Life is what happens while we are making other plans."
I was looking at my calendar and seeing a little area starting to clear in June and July - not a lot, but there was hope for a little slack. I'm not complaining, mind you. This is my own doing, but we just seemed to be overbooked for the past couple of months.
Then, life threw us a real curve ball. My DH, Bob apparently suffered a "small stroke". He spent a few days in the hospital and has been home since Sunday with very little actual residual effects other than a halting speech pattern and a right arm that has been a problem for quite some time - now we know what was happening with it. The prognosis is good - a full recovery is expected, but wow.
I chose a couple of my favorite pictures - wish they were clearer, but the top one is Bob in the middle of a sculpture in Barcelona - near where the Olympics were held there. It is a picture I especially like because it is who Bob is. Joyful, loving, playful, and in that picture, so relaxed and happy....
The second one - to the left was taken in Mexico at the top of a pyramid. We went there 3 years ago to celebrate Rob graduating from high school and while I waited at the bottom, and against Bob's better judgement, the two of them climbed every pyramid in sight. (He's such a good dad!)
I believe we have reevaluated our priorities. No more smoking, we're eating healthy and everything goes on the back burner until my guy is back to full steam. Another crisis in our life that serves to make us "pull the wagons in a circle". We are so lucky that has always been our response. I guess that's what marriage is all about.
Somewhere along the line, the shelves that were groaning with soap have stealthily emptied themselves, even as we (thought we) were leisurely refilling them, so it's time to stay home, take care of the man and make soap.