Second let's remember to thank the men and women who have selfishly served our country on this Veteran's Day.
Third, can I tell you that having friends is just the greatest thing?
I found this picture on Flickr and thought it was perfect. If I had the time and the sharpie I'd make my own personal version, but this will have to do for now. But the night is wearing thin, so there is a link on the picture to the creator of this friendly hand.
When I was 18 I started my first outside real job. It was at a place called Friendly Home parties. I was a Data Entry Operator. It was there I met another 18 year old girl named Kathy. We have been friends ever since. We both were married young, had two boys around the same time and struggled with weight loss together. Anyway I haven't seen her really in maybe 4 years. Well she stopped by today and it was like we had no lapse. It was a GREAT day.
My word of advice today for those interested, call up that friend, go get a coffee, talk on the phone, send an email with a picture or a funny joke. But whatever you do, embrace the friendships, they have great healing. Just like the Lord... a friend that sticks closer than a brother.
NOW without further delay... here is part deux of my story.
As of Sunday morning my husband still didn't know about the surgery. But we were sitting in the living room and he said to me...
"You know if you can survive a major surgery like this and do so good you should be able to get that Lap Band thing"
Then God said tell him now, I
" I don't think I want to do that Lap band thing anymore"
then I paused a couple seconds and added
" Because I had the gastric Bypass done when they took out my gallbladder."
he nodded... you know like a man does when he is listening to his wife but not really paying full attention
Then he actually heard the words I spoke, and his head turned suddenly towards me and he smiled. Then he said...
"Give me that phone I need to call..."
He was not mad that I didn't tell him, but he was a little hurt that you all knew, lol. I told him you are always welcome to read my blog, LOL.
So the answer is YES, he knows, he is thrilled, he is not angry, he gets my surprise, and is being very attentive now (even more so then when he thought it was just the gallbladder) so geez maybe should have told him faster for the extra special treatment, everyone can always use a little extra TLC right?
So tonight I climbed the stairs so I could watch TV. He was shocked and concerned that I walked up there when he found me. But I assured him I was cleared to walk and climb stairs but I just can't lift more than 5 pounds. So my loving husband says...
"Well you weigh more then 5 pounds" LOL Thanks honey, I hadn't noticed that.