You know what doesn't stop, even for a moment, no matter how icky you feel? Life. Nope... not for one minute. I've not felt the greatest today, not because I'm sick, because mother nature has a humorous side when it comes to women and what they must endure every month.
Earlier this morning, I retrieved my mother's heating pad and thought I would be able to lay down with it for an hour or so, thinking that may help a bit. Then loaded myself up with some liquid gel Aleeve's (which are the BOMB by the way). But between the wound care nurse coming and then an hour later the physical therapist coming.... and then I had to prepare lunch for Mom, I've not been able to actually USE this heating pad. It is now a little after 3pm and I'm going to lay down for at least an hour with this thing. I then have to get up and make a trip to Target for a few items, and since I adore Target, maybe it won't seem to be such a chore!!
During my morning of 'ugh', Henry has been incredibly sweet. He even sent me the following...
"Dearest heart, my only regret is that I am not next to you at this very moment, holding you and sharing your pain. (I promise you my kiss would soothe you more than mom's heating pad and a double dose of Advil liqui-gels!) Henry"
Now tell me, who wouldn't melt with that? He also sent me this...
"As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life. -Napoleon Bonaparte Feel better my love. Henry"
Even though I feel like I've been hit by a firetruck, he makes me smile from the inside out. And when I was feeling a little bit down this morning, after talking to Henry, I felt better. He always makes me feel better. Just knowing I've got someone by my side. Holding my hand. Keeping me safe.
This is life, and again, it's not going to stop for a moment! And as long as I've got those I love beside me, I wouldn't dare ask it to.