Don’t spend too much time trying to figure out tonight’s blog title. It is a joke that a friend of mine shared with me, and, for some reason, it popped into my head as I started to type. Katy and I were just talking about how nice it will be to see all of our friends, and meet-face to face- all of our new ones! Don’t forget, July 31st, 2012, Katy and I will renew our vows, and EVERYONE is invited. I’m thinking we might have to make this a BYOB event. 🙂 I have spent a lot of time this weekend reading all of your comments to Katy. SHe is BLOWN AWAY by the love we are being shown. We even had a good laugh at the comment from the person who described me as “humble.” Humble is not a word usually associated with me, but I will wear the title with honor this time. To me, Katy has done all of the work, and I have just been here to watch her back. The more I see her positive attitude, the more she becomes my hero. Anyone who meets Katy always comments on how her smile lights the room. Even after all that she has been through, Katy’s smile still seems to act as a lighthouse guiding me out of my occasional fog.
Katy and I had a good day. We did our best to sleep in, but Parkland is the noisiest place on earth! Also, our room is directly across from 2 helicopter landing pads! We ate a good breakfast, rolled around the grounds, shared a smoothie…a great Sunday with my girl! I took a small break from our evening to write a blog for tonight. Not much happened today, so not much to tell, but I will write more soon.
A quick story that happened while Katy was in the hospital. While she was in Kingwood Medical Center, my family and I met a really nice lady who’s husband was in the ICU after a stroke. I would go by his room, and wave a little good JUJU in as I passed his room on the way to Katy’s. One night, while the hospital is quited down for the day, I am sitting at his door sending a little prayer to him. All of a sudden I am scared out of my mind by a huge SNNNGGGGHHHH behind me! I whipped around, completely startled, to come chest to face with a very old, very short, Asian man. He was in a blue gown, using a walker, and had an indignant face as he grimaced at me. From inside the waiting area, I heard nurses calling, “Mr. Vu (made up name)! Where are you, Mr. Vu?” The old man quickly turned, and, not so quickly, tried to scoot off…away from the nurses. The nurses ran to get him. It was a very comical scene! It was devine how many times, in the midst of some very dark thoughts, that something would happen to make me smile. It was those little moments that helped me to hang on to my belief that Katy would make it through. I hope that all of you can find something to smile about, preferably something comically absurd, when life is bearing down on you.
Love to all,