Saturday, December 4, 2010

31 and counting...




"Faith makes life possible. Hope makes life workable. Love makes life beautiful."

Although today is my actual birthday I think it started yesterday with the celebration! I didn't think about it until this morning all that took place yesterday might have just kicked things off! It was a very busy day but an O so good day!!
The morning started off with meeting a military liason in the hotel for breakfast. She actually came in the day before but got to spend a few days with us. She was here to meet us here for the first time and hash some things out! I headed over to be with Ben and then got a text saying that one of Ben's buddies was going to be there in a bit! Erick worked with Ben early on in his military days and drove up from North Carolina with his wife Claudia and two sweet lil girls to see Ben and I! What an amazing family they are for doing this! We were able to spend a bit of time together while Ben was in therapy and then have lunch with Ben and then they took off to get some rest. About 2pm some buddies from the local fire station that we have befriended came by to say hi to Ben and I. Ben was headed in to therapy but we were able to stand back in the distance and watch Ben on the treadmill! Ben did great! They worked with him for about an hour (he got rest breaks)and he did really well. While he was in therapy I got a call that our van was here!!! I told the truck drivers to come up the hill and to the hospital. The two fire fighters and I headed out to meet them and when we got the the fire truck to wait for the truck to get up the hill a crazy lady rolled down her window and told the fire fighters that they needed to do something about a huge truck stuck at the bottom of the hill that was blocking everything. Well, firefighters are not in charge of manning traffic but they told me to jump in the truck with them and we would go check it out! It has been awile since I have been in a fire truck and it was fun! As we were heading down the hill the truck that held our van was heading up! They made it! We then had to turn around and meet up with them! The van made it and I was a happy camper!! Our fire buddies made sure that I was good with everything and then took off back to work! It was good to have them around for all the craziness!



{i almost said i will take the range rover instead thank you!}

I got the van parked and then headed back up to Ben's room. He was done with therapy but then took off to get an xray for his swallowing. As I was waiting for him to come back to his room I got a chocolate delivery!! Oh what a surprise!! I was in heaven! When Ben got back I had him smell the inside of the box without showing them to him and he said, "mmmmmmm, chocolate!" I told him that I was going to eat them all and he said, "nom that is not fair!" I asked him why and he said, "you have to share with me!"





I ended up going back to my room earlier then normal because I was super tired! I knew Ben would be too with all his therapies and the visitors! I ended up going to bed later then I wanted because I had to get a few things done...oh well!
Today I woke up and totally forgot that it was my birthday until I opened my computer and saw the date! I have forgotten before but today I did! Once I did I had big plans to go get some coffee at Starbucks!! I then headed to go see Ben and Erick and Claudia were there to greet us as well! They stayed a bit before taking off to experience the city! Ben and I got a bit of alone time before he had lunch and therapy again. I started crying because days like these and holidays are hard for me. It is not becuase we are in a new place, away from home, not have people around me or anything in that manner....it is simply the fact that I miss my man! He is the one that has always rolled ove in bed, given me a kiss and wished me a Happy Birthday. This is the second year I have not received that and the kind of love a girl wants from her man on her day! Don't get me wrong, my man loves me and wished me a happy bday but it is differen. I guess that is why the tears came! I just flat out miss my Ben! He will get there and I know the day will come when he will be doing all the things I love again....and more!
I plan on taking Ben out to see our van after his afternoon therapies today! Around dinner time I am going to pick up my mom who is flying in for a few days!! I am excited to spend some time with her and discover some new places!!

So, between yesterday and today so far I have been very blessed! Thank you to those who have already sent me cards and birthday wishers!! Many blessings!

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

12 comments:

Tiffany said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I know things are hard but you will get through them and have your Ben back! I have been thinking of you alot lately and praying for you all. Wish you all the best!!
-Tiffany Abbott

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday Katie!
Hugs to you :)

Alison said...

Happy Birthday, Katie!! Hope you have a fabulous day!!!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Katie!!!

Erin said...

Happy birthday, Katie! I pray this day will be very special and that Jesus will fill the sadness with JOY!

Brown Girl said...

Happy Birthday Katie, I hope you had a wonderful day, you deserve it!

BelleinBows said...

Happy Birthday!

Mom said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Katie! I pray that the Lord will give you the desires of your heart.

With love in Christ,

Denise R. from Texas

zkgormley said...

Hey friend. Thinking of you often. I hope your time with your mom is blessed. xoxo

Allie said...

Happy Belated Birthday Katie! I hope your day got better!!

Brooke said...

Hi!

I am new to blogging and found your page on emslifenow.blogspot.com... I have been reading some of your posts and you and Ben are truly inspiring. Just by reading for a short time, your perserverance has touched me and reminded me that we have a very big and great God that can help us get through anything!

Jen said...

A happy (belated) birthday to you! I've been lurking a bit, so amazed and blessed by you, but for your birthday lurking seems rude. God bless!