Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Be thankful.

In April of 2011 my husband and I went with several friends to dinner. During dinner, I choked on a piece of steak. Through a series of unfortunate and embarrassing events I ended up in the ER for a few hours until I was able to remove the piece of steak that was lodged in my throat.

Less than a week later, my husband was rushed from urgent care to the hospital for removal of his appendix. I remember this time in our marriage because it was a time when I realized HOW blessed I am. I wouldn't wish these experiences on any marriage. However, I am thankful for those experiences because I truly believe those days helped strengthen our marriage.

The other day, my husband surprised me by taking me out to dinner. (Side note - every single day of our marriage, I have asked my husband to take me to dinner). SO, I was VERY happy!

Anyways, during dinner I seem to have done it again. Upon eating a piece of chicken, ... I got it stuck. I excused myself to the restroom and tried to get it out. However, when nothing was coming (pardon the yuckiness) I thought that maybe it was just an upset stomach. After we got home, I continued to feel like something was wrong. Finally, ... I was able to remove the chicken. (no ER this time!)

Why did I take the time share this?

Because it reminded me to take time to be thankful.

It reminded me to take my time in the small things (like chewing), and be thankful for the many people in my life who love me. I'm thankful for my husband for holding my hair and not barfing with me. I'm thankful for my mom who took my phone call (after the fact) and listening to me tell my story. There are so many things I am thankful for. Now had TWO experiences with choking I'm seriously considering a juice diet.

Anyone know any good juice recipes?

... just kidding. I'll learn to chew my food and pay attention to what i'm doing!

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