I’m sorry to not have written sooner, but I made the trek to Houston for Jake’s birthday party. It was so nice to see him playing and having fun! Thank you to EVERYONE who showed up. It was great to see some faces I haven’t seen in a while, meet some new ones, and to watch the children laugh and smile. A special thanks to Flower Pot Annie. She is an awesome clown that is donating her services to all of our events. Katy and I also had a great slew of visitors. Thanks to Susie, Nathan, Bernie, Lucille, Amber, Jay, Beth, and Kat for coming to visit me while they were in town.
There is not a lot of news to report since my last blog. Katy is still stable, and her fever continues to pop up. She stays feveral (spelling?) most days. The cultures continue to come up negative, but the doctors have speculated that it may be her body trying to thermoregulate. She is still (last I heard) to have another surgery on Monday. I hope that this time the doctors find Katy to be in a situation where they can close at least some of her wounds. I do not want them to do anything prematurely…but I hope that Katy’s body is in the condition for this to occur. I also hope that we can definatively determine the cause of her fevers soon. The fevers do elevate her breathing, heartrate, and blood pressure a bit, and I would love to see her levels come down. It will all happen in time.
I know that many of you have sent me messages expressing deep sorrow over the loss of Katy’s limbs. I too am sad for her. That being said, I am reminded that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This, too, is true with Katy. Her hands were magic. Her incredible ability to massage, relax, and heal was special to her. I had a special love for her feet (nothing kinky 🙂 ). I thought she had the most beautiful feet, and we used to trade foot rubs regularly. Katy is so much more than those things, though. A lot of us know her as a result of her massage, but her mind for oils, herbs, nutrition, and other naturopathic methods is amazing. She has, against all of my best efforts, managed to keep me out of the hospital for 11 years. I know that she will be on me to take care of myself as soon as she wakes up!
Stry time! Katy and I got married on July 31st, 1999. In the middle of planning our wedding and honeymoon, we were inundated by all of the Y2K buzz. We got married in Georgetown, TX….the same town where we had spent that day on the bus the year before. We got married in a little white chapel on the square that had been built in the 1800’s. Our reception was held at the park near the river. Our families and friends helped decorate, and my friends’ band provided live entertainment. After the reception, Katy and I returned to the RV we were living in and drank Earle Grey tea. That night of finally being married and ALONE was so special in our memory that we still keep Ealre Grey tea on hand in our tea cabinet.
I got to thinking today. When we got married, everyone was worried about the end of the world. I have decided to renew our vows on July 31, 2012. Since the world is supposed to end again, I figure I will let the universe know (again) who I plan on spending eternity with. Consider yourselves (ALL of you) invited to the event. When we were married, our vows said “until the end of time.” I plan on holding her to that! Have a great rest of the weekend.
Don’t forget to let those around you know how much they mean to you. It’s OK (I’m talking to the guys here) to let your friends know you love them. I know that it is sometimes hard for guys to tell each other, but you will regret it if you don’t. That being said, I love you, Chris and Betta. Thank you both for being my compass. Without you two I would be lost.
Love to all,