Right now I am pretty excited. I just got back from having dinner with my best friend at Panera Bread. He came home from work today and quietly asked if I wanted to go out to dinner tonight. What girl can refuse such an offer!
We spent the evening talking and working on the Christmas gift list. He knows I need direction in this area. If it were left up to me we would end up over buying and over indulging our children. Thankfully hubbie has two feet solidly on the ground and is a great decision maker. By the time we were done with dinner I had already purchased all of the approved items on the Internet (free wi-fi is another great reason to eat at Panera). So, I am excited because it's all done...all of my Christmas shopping is complete!
One of my traditions is to take each child out to lunch and shopping for their sibling. We draw names on October 31st and keep it a big secret. Throughout the next month and a half they have to secretly find out what their chosen sibling desires. I enjoy sitting across from each one at their chosen lunch place and hear all the ideas that they have for their sibling. But, greater still is the joy we have on Christmas morning as each one reveals who their secret sibling is and the smile they get on their face as they watch that sibling open the gift they received. It seems like such a simple tradition but for us, it is an endearing one. So, tomorrow kid number one (out of six) gets to go out to lunch with mom.
If you have a chance would you please pray for hubbie? He is struggling to breathe right now. Hubbie has dealt with twelve years of asthmatic symptoms. We are not sure if it is asthma or something else but it has gotten incredibly worse over the past seven months. He went from years of just maintaining and having a few bouts of severe attacks to multiple attacks daily. He has been in the emergency room twice this month and did not come out feeling any better. His greatest fear is asphyxiating to death and yet every night this is what it must feel like for him as he struggles to get medicine in him that will open up his airway. We will be visiting a new doctor this Wednesday and are hoping that he can give us more direction. The Veteran's Hospital has not been much of a help. We both could use some sleep also. He is up at least two times a night and I with him.
Along those lines our chiropractor suggested that I breath deeply to relieve some of the stress that my body is dealing with right now. It works. I just wish that I could use those deep breaths and pass them on to hubbie.
Praying for a miracle!