Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to . . .

I know I have been absent from blogland. My knee has gotten the best of me this month. I’m a bit tired of dealing with it. I had a MRI yesterday. Hopefully I didn’t tear anything on top of the arthritis. I should know the results next week.

There is a big highway called Sunrise by me and this was where the MRI place is located. There are three lanes of traffic going both directions (six in all).

On my way I noticed lots of police cars parked on smaller side roads leading to Sunrise Hwy. I turned onto the highway and noticed on the opposite side traffic was stopped. Why? There was some type of bicycle race going on and the cops cornered off the streets. I checked the building numbers on my side of the street and noticed that they were even. This was not a good sign. I knew then the place I was going to had an odd number and was across the street where traffic was stopped.

I parked my car across the street from the building because I didn’t want to be late. I had to now cross this street with my bum knee. Just for the record, they don’t give you enough time to cross before the lights start to flash that you only have 20 seconds and the count down began.

I had my MRI after waiting around for over half an hour (half that time spent in the gown they put you in). I had to turn off my cell phone because of the machines. It was getting late when I finished and I knew Tom would be wondering what was happening. I tried to put my phone back on but it wouldn’t turn on. Not good. I tried plugging it into the car charger when I finally made it back to my car. Nothing. I decided to drive to the church where Tom was. I tried to take the charger out but it wouldn’t budge. I see Tom and I cry. Why? I had enough. I had enough of that day. I had enough of my knee interfering with my energy and creativity. I had enough of everything.

Nothing is more healing than the arms of your husband, who loves you and can comfort you like no one else can. He held me. Loved on me. Fixed my phone. He’s my hero.

I look back on the day and I can laugh. My knee is getting better. I feel more like myself again. I’m grateful for my wonderful hubby who loves me. I’m grateful to wonderful people at our church who provided meals for us this week. I still have leftovers from those meals. I don’t have to cook again for a week. I’m a blessed woman who has had a frustrating week. When I look at things from the side of blessing instead of feeling sorry for myself life’s much clearer. Hmmm. You would think I would have learned that by now.

© Nadine Zawacki 2009

21 comments:

Tom Zawacki said...

I'll be your hero any day!
Love Tom

Strider said...

You know...husbands are handy to have around...in fact....we are awesome...and humble.

Left overs huh? Did you get any good wine to go with the meals?

Hey, I tried to e-mail something funny to Tom, but I see his address is no longer good. When you get some time, have Tom drop me a note with his e-mail address attached.

Hope all is going well for you guys.

Dawn said...

I am quite sure I would have been in tears if all that had happened in one day. It's just the way we are, and it's good when we have supportive, wonderful husbands!

chelle said...

egads that sounds like a rough day! So glad you had Tom to hold onto!

Brenda said...

It's so easy to get really discouraged when we have days like that. I call them Ziggy days. Remember that cartoon? Nothing ever went right for Ziggy.
Hope today was better for ya!

Scarlet said...

I love the stories of you and Tom. Ever think of writing a book about your life together??

Susan said...

Every once in awhile "things" push us over the top. I know God understands and loves on us, just as our sweet hubby's do. Glad your knee is getting better. I relate to the knee problems believe me.
Susan

JEWELIA said...

Nadine,
I am glad you got the love and hugs you needed. I have those moments when that is all that makes my world happy, one hug from "Moe" I feel safe and secure and all fixed up. And yes those lights change to quickly on Sunrise Highway!

Cindy Campbell said...

I'm so glad your day ended up great with a hug from Tom!

Italian Bird said...

:)

Bex said...

aw! i love how you were in such a crummy situation and still see your blessings clearer than your challenges.

palmtreefanatic said...

I would have cried no doubt! You are such an optimist! Always looking at the good, and blessings of everything!
Such a great Hubby you have!

Jacki said...

Your husband is such a sweetheart!!

Peter can always tell when I've had a bad day, and as soon as he gets home he gives me a big hug, and that makes everything better.

Demara said...

I've had days like that!!

it is a good laugh LATER isn't it?

glad your knee seems to be healing up.

Cheri said...

Glad to hear your knee is getting better.

Madison Richards said...

Oh dear - what a drag! I hate days like that, but they do remind us to be thankful for the good things - like husbands, right?

Keep resting and keep writing - your knee will be better in no time!

Shionge said...

That is what I call optimistic all the time Nadine :D

Glad that your knee is on the way to full recovery. take care pal.

KarenW said...

I'm so glad your sweetheart was there to comfort and cheer you up! I hope your knee is better soon.

Lala's world said...

as always beautiful perspective!

Reva said...

I love heros. My husband is one too and has stuck by me and taken care of me through everything the last several years. We are still happy and he still tells me he is very happy he married me. I love to hear that.
Just to note, sometimes it takes a really bad day or so to make us truly appreciate the really good ones don't you think?
Hope you hubby is doing better now too.

Debz said...

Aww, my heart broke for you, I hate days like that but your right it sure feels good when you can walk into your husbands arms where it is safe and you feel his love.