Monday, May 25, 2009

An Open Letter to my Knight

Dear Brian,

You are a true rock star.

On Thursday night when I started feeling like I was getting sick, you already knew that the weekend ahead we had planned was quite possibly about to go up in flames. You didn't even flinch. You just tucked me in to bed and told me we'd reevaluate in the morning.

Thirty minutes later, when the chills started in mixed with a cocktail of achy muscles and a fever, you calmly told me to hydrate myself and you hunkered down for next 24 hours, which I can only call The Day I Felt Like Doo Doo with an Extra Helping of Dukey on the Side.

You held my hand, you went to the pharmacy to buy my Tylenol, a thermometer, and Gatorade three separate times. Like I said? ROCK STAR!

You called your sister with whom you were really looking forward to spending the weekend (Mom, aren't you proud of how that preposition was handled?), and broke the news and you didn't even complain about my silly flu once.

That's right, I have the flu. When I got a little nervous on Friday afternoon about the possibility of it being the swine flu, you did internet research and then drove me to the local urgent care clinic, just so we could both rest easy.  

And then you tucked me back in bed and drove to my new favorite Mexican restaurant and bought me chicken tortilla soup because I was havin' a hankering.

You have been the sweetest, most loving caretaker, and I don't really know how to thank you sufficiently.

It was one of those weekends when I so appreciated having a husband who loves me so well. Life with you is exponentially better than life without you. Your love for me is sacrificial, and I love you so much.

This Starshine-in-distress knew she had married an awesome man the day she said "I do", but this weekend she realized that he is a Rock Star-in-shining-armor.

When he said "in sickness and in health", he really meant it, and that makes him more noble than any knight in the land.


wordnerd said...

Great post...I think a good measure of one's character is how they respond to their loved one's needs. I hope you are feeling better.

happy to be on team brian!

Ana L said...

That is the nicest thing I have ever heard..and knowing Brian, I have no doubt he was all that you said and more...on a different note, I am sorry you are not feeling well..hope your back on your feet again soon!

Sharon said...

We are so blessed to have such amazing husbands!

Mrs. G. said...

Yes, he's a keeper! I hope you are feeling chipper again.

Hey, T, I can't find your email in my addresses. I'm wondering if you will let me use some of your posts on the WC, like this one:

Will you email me so we can get back in official communication?xxooxx

Autumn's Mom said...

What a sweetheart. I have one too. Did you enjoy any of the weekend? or were pretty much laying low for the whole thing? Poor darling, doo doo sucks.

Candi said...

Love your blog! Sounds like you have a real gem of a hubby! It sucks to be sick, but great when it reminds us of our blessings!

J at said...

Poor muffin. :( Glad Brian was there to take care of you.

Excellent preposition usage, btw!

Greg Rodriguez said...

Hope you are better now! Missed seeing you this past weekend. Sweet Brian.

Love, Angie

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I had that too--last weekend. The folks at Urgent Care did not seem the least bit concerned about swine flu though I seemed to have every symptom!

I hope you are one the mend. Tortilla soup is renowned for its recuperative powers.

C said...

Awwww! What a wonderful post! What a wonderful husband too!

I hope you are feeling better, Starshine! XOXO

Saucy said...

Hoping you are on the mend. We are both lucky gals.. . Veto stuck it out at my hospital bed this week, I think I pretty much had the same thing. Take care, Starshine!


C said...

I am soooooooooo forwarding this post to my husband!!! Tee hee! ;)

BTW, thought I'd mention the give away I'm having on my blog in case you know anyone who has children with food allergies.