Saturday, June 14, 2014

Love is for Better, for Worse

12 weeks ago today, my husband and I stood before God and our family and exchanged our wedding vows. 

This past week has definitely been a challenge, but Beau exhibited his love for me every single day.

My birthday was Sunday. I was sick. My husband and I left the bed & breakfast early. At home we discovered an ant infestation, and I freaked out. My dear sweet husband insisted I go upstairs and shower while he took care of all the ants. 

Early Monday morning, my fever was so bad that I was shaking uncontrollably in a desperate attempt to get warm. I couldn't stop shaking. Beau and I were both scared, and he insisted on driving me to the ER. Some Tylenol, some IV fluids, and many tests later, the ER doctor discharged me with the conclusion that I had a viral infection. I slept the rest of the day. Beau came home from work with treats for me: ginger ale, apple sauce, and red Popsicles. 

Monday night, my mom called me to let me know her mom, my sole surviving grandparent, was put into hospice this week. Beau held my hand while we listened to my mom on speakerphone, and he hugged me while I cried afterward. Then he asked me what I wanted to do, and when I said watch Star Trek, he held me while we did that.

Tuesday I felt well enough to work, since I do work from home, but I was still tired and feverish. Beau made me chicken noodle soup for lunch. 

Wednesday I felt completely better... until it was time to do a few chores after dinner to prep for our AC installation on Thursday. After just 30 minutes of loading the dishwasher and putting away laundry, extremely light housework, I was out-of-breath and ready for bed. Beau finished all the chores that we needed to get done that night. 

Even just writing out this description of how he took care of me while I was sick inadequately describes everything he's done for me this week. He has been my rock during this whole terrifying ordeal with my mom's cancer, and I know he'll continue to comfort me as she starts radiation and chemotherapy the week after next.

Our spouses are not only for the good times, but for the bad. I feel so incredibly blessed to have a man like Beau as my husband.


  1. Belle, I'm so sorry to hear you are sick. I stumbled over a post of yours on modesty/bikinis and have read every other post you've made. I'm so glad you have found such a source of happiness and support in your husband and you and your mother's health are in my prayers.

    1. Luckily I'm feeling much better now. I had a full weekend, and I didn't get tired abnormally early!

      I'm so glad to have a new reader. :)

      Thank you for your prayers. We're very blessed with how the surgery went, but she still has radiation and chemo ahead of her, which will be very trying for the whole family.

  2. So sorry about your mother... I can't imagine how difficult that must be. But your husband... he sounds like a keeper, that one =) And I completely agree with you - if you can't fall back on your spouse when the going gets tough, you're in trouble. Best of luck to all of you guys!

    (I've just started reading your blog, and I love it so far!)

    1. My husband is a keeper! I'm very blessed. My mom is doing well, but she has at least six weeks of radiation and chemo ahead of her, so this is only the beginning of a long & arduous journey.

      I'm glad you like my blog! Check out my writing portfolio linked in the main toolbar for my favorite blog posts. :)

  3. i'm so glad you're better! that sounds so scary!! and that's wonderful how he took such good care of you. you can see the love!


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