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An Anniversary with Heavy Breathing.

November 17, 2011

It’s our anniversary.

I got dressed better then the everyday kind of thing  just in case something special would happen… I shined up my jewelry… I curled my hair and smiled at myself in the mirror. When I came downstairs today he said,

“Wow. you look great!”

and I smiled the smile all wives smile which says I am glad you noticed, and a good thing you did!

It’s our anniversary and there is so much heavy breathing….

and we are counting them … keeping track.
Then when the breaths get shallow again we exchange worried glances over our son’s head.
Because we are having the kind of anniversary where you praise God you were created for each other. Where you rest in how well made you both are for this life.

Where I look at my tall handsome husband and hand him my youngest son…the one with the copper penny hair the one I birthed just him and I right upstairs... and I say, “bring my son home breathing”. My son who wasn’t born in a hospital but frequents there when his lungs go against him and his chin itches so bad he wants to tear it off.
We can’t be together today because one of us must stay home with her hair curled and her rings shining like brand new… and the other must take our son, who can barely gasp for air, to be put back together.

We are having the type of anniversary where each breath is a precious gift and we are counting them apart… but forever together.

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23 Comments leave one →
  1. November 17, 2011 3:28 pm

    Hi T,

    Happy Anniversary! So sorry…Praying for your son, you and your husband. So hard…so glad that God is with you and holding you close. Hope you can celebrate another day.

    Peace and comfort to you and your family.

    • November 17, 2011 3:42 pm

      thank you.
      luckily …shrug… I had asthma as a kid, so I sort of am okay with everything, lol./

  2. November 17, 2011 3:52 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Praying for your son. So glad God made you for each other…strength and comfort for today and all the years.

  3. November 17, 2011 3:58 pm

    … a gift of health to you and your son. And a little time for your hubby. Do love the copper penny hair.

  4. November 17, 2011 4:06 pm

    heavy breathing…hubba hubba, oh wait.

    praying for a script ….

    congrats on 10 years…that’s nothing to “sneeze” at

  5. November 17, 2011 5:10 pm

    Happy 10th…so sorry to hear about your son…praying for speedy recovery…creative ways for you and hubby to celebrate amidst the unforeseen changes…
    Yeah for 10yrs…keep pressing on…living the gospel in your marriage….

  6. November 18, 2011 12:57 am

    Each breath a gift… A piece of my heart cries out with the wee ones that struggle… I have a 4 yr old grand daughter having all the side effects her medication offers… two more weeks of it before it lets up, Lord willing, and my heart aches for her…I will pray with you for your copper penny, haired son, with the eyes full of life and living to do… God’s mercy and grace, His healing sent on wings of a dove…

    • November 18, 2011 7:22 am

      thank you …this morning he is still breathing pretty tight.
      but he is such a jolly guy.

  7. November 18, 2011 12:59 am

    And a very blessed anniversary… I praise God that together you are the heart of Jesus for the dear ones He has entrusted in your care…

  8. November 18, 2011 4:26 pm

    😦 Your poor son…and your poor momma’s heart too. It’s been a rough year(s) for us and when both our kids had the 3 day flu while on vacation with family in Texas my hubby said, “What did our vows say? In sickness and in health? Maybe tomorrow can be the health part.” I am so grateful to have Him by my side on the days that are hard and the nights that are long. Happy anniversary to you and the one God made for you…and prayers for healing for your son too.

  9. November 18, 2011 4:59 pm

    this is beautifully woven friend… happy anniversary, and prayers for your boy… xo

  10. November 18, 2011 8:38 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I hope your son feels better soon.

  11. November 22, 2011 9:19 pm

    I was writing to ask you for your “how we met” story, since you are celebrating your anniversary. I am in the process of writing a book called, “So…How Did You Meet Anyway?”
    You clearly have a lot on your agenda,though, and I am thinking of your family tonight. May your son be well and feeling more normal soon. I’m sure this is a constant battle with you…tough stuff!
    If it would be a nice distraction, and not an imposition…please feel free to check out some lovely “how we met” stories on
    So…How Did You Meet Anyway?
    And, if you would like to contribute any writing, please contact me at;
    If you would like any more information about the blog or the upcoming book, here is a link to a television interview I did recently.

    Take care, I hope the next few days are easier.

  12. January 24, 2012 2:25 pm

    reading old posts looking for the needle in the haystack. We have asthma in our family- I completely understand. Ten years- smile. very happy thoughts.

  13. Kendra permalink
    May 3, 2012 6:20 pm

    Just saw this post via someone else’s pin and started browsing. I, too, have an asthma boy and this past winter he had the very worst ever. We’d already been to the hospital, had already done the whole adrenaline followed by albuterol, cold walks outside thing and we were beside ourselves- he still… In the middle of the night the Lord reminded me of something I’d read about using Colloidal Silver in a nebulizer. I figured it couldn’t hurt. Within 30 seconds of starting the treatment his lungs were CRYSTAL clear. We did a few follow-up treatments in the next 24-48 hours for Mom and Dad’s peace of mind but he never had any more trouble after that. Something to consider next time you’re in that yucky situation!

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