Jim and Teri

Perspective

Yesterday, while working, I started getting a little light-headed and not feeling so well.  At 12:45 I let my boss know and went upstairs to lay down for a minute.

Jim and Teri
Jim and Teri

I closed my eyes and it was 4:50pm.  The next thing I know, my wife came upstairs from finishing her day, wheezing louder than I’ve ever heard.  She was recently diagnosed with Asthma, and she has got these attacks more and more frequently.  Usually she takes a couple of puffs off her inhaler and she’s fine.  Last night however, it wasn’t having the desired effect.  A couple of times I suggested we go to the hospital, but she didn’t want to.  Finally around 5:30 this morning, she agreed to go to the urgent care, after she got some sleep.  Around 6:00 she finally fell asleep and now I’m waiting for her to wake up.

Seeing my wife sick, always puts things into perspective for me.  I sometimes take her for granted, never thinking that at any time, she could be taken from me. I know it’s not likely to happen, she’ll come through this with no major problems and she’ll be fine. But it’s times like these that remind me of how valuable she is to me.  How much I love her, love being with her, love her friendship.  I have known her and been with her for over half my life.  She is my rock, my best friend and I would be lost without her.  So today, I’m going to make sure I say something nice to her, do something nice for her, because you never know what the future holds.

I would ask all of you out there to think about that special someone, and remember how much they mean to you.  Give them a kiss on the cheek or a smile.  Something a little extra, just incase.