I was going to put this on my blog but I figured it would fit well here. I need to get this up now since I'm working on my Super Youth Pastor post for tomorrow. SYP will discover the Love Crazed Teen Zombies have spread through out the Lock-in. Tomorrow I will be too busy to work on the bonus so here it is.
My wife and I are having a pretty good Valentine's day for us. We have been married for nearly 10 years now. In the past 6 years we have had very poor V-day experiences. She was on bed rest with our first 6 years ago. 5 years ago our first was in the hospital on V-day. I joke that I put her up in the most expensive room in town. PICU is far form cheep that's for sure. My daughter was quite ill with RSV but recovered pretty quickly. The following year we had to cancel our plans because our son had RSV. Fortunately we were able to skip out on the hospital stay that time but we did have to watch him closely. The following year she was on bed rest for our 3rd and she was in and out of the hospital during this time 3 years ago. 2 years ago our 3rd was quite sick with complications from RSV and last year we were just getting settled in having moved half way across the country just 2 weeks prior.
This year things are not nearly as dire as year past but I think my wife's expectations are quite low. The plans were to go out for a nice lunch today and for my wife to get her nails done. Even somethign that simple will not work out on V-day. Not for us. I'm not really complaining thought. Life is pretty good. Sure we've had sick kids all week and my wife is sick today but nothing we had to go to the hospital with so in comparison this might well be the best v-day we've had in the past 6 years.
I know it seems like a pretty sad place to be. We went out to BK for lunch today instead of our plans for a nice lunch together. Our kids have been sick and my wife is sick, but it has been nicer than the past and so I'm more than content.
It may seem sad to many but I think that we are doing good and that is the important thing.
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