Diary of the Young and Married: Thursday-Friday
Thursday morning we woke up early to go shooting with my father-in-law. My husband looks up to him way more than he knows but it’s the most fun for Scotty because when it comes to shooting, his father admires him. At least, that’s exactly what he said yesterday as Scotty was teaching him the ins and outs of shooting his shotgun. As a wife, I love seeing them bond and I love bonding time with my in-laws as well.
My husband takes the blurriest pictures but I felt so cool in my chargers hat, holding all his guns…I’m not even gonna lie.
So, in a nutshell, I had a great morning out with the boys. My honey and I went for a motorcycle ride and ate lunch, I feel like I’ve done nothing but eat out which makes me sick of food all together!
Afterward we took a much needed nap and I got to head over to the University for my best friend’s graduation! Kayla graduated LPN school with a 4.0 working 50-60 hours a week! I knew she could do it.
Cheddars after to celebrate with her family and then Scott and I saw Fast and Furious 6 because…how could we not?! We own 1-5 and will most certainly be purchasing this one when it comes out, it was awesome!
Today we spent all day with Esah and her brother. He’s practically a brother to me (even though is dad and my mom are no longer together). They love spending time with us which makes us want to spend even more time with them. We went shopping at the mall, checked out guns at Academy, ate lunch at t-ball, and then the boys played video games while Esah and I took naps.
Unfortunately, I’ll be ending these two perfect days tonight at work but at least I got some time with my husband.
That must’ve been awesome!!! Haha
oh, yes indeed.
When your husband wakes you up with his daily, early morning, allergy sneezing fits…
Every. Single. Morning.
Marriage is perhaps the greatest and most challenging adventure in human relationships. No ceremony can create your marriage; only you can do that. Through love and patience, believing in one another, supporting one another, learning to forgive, and learning to appreciate your differences. By making the important things matter, and letting everything else go.
When your husband says touché at the end of a long religious debate with his wife…
Before and Afters (Remembrance uploads today, sorry)
(in order) Walmart after the tornado and now.
Mercy Hospital from Tornado to triage points to tent hospital to temp building, then the new hospital now in progress.
Joplin High School, after the tornado and now located at the city mall.
Our little corner of the world in high school and what it looked like after the tornado.
May 22, 2011
Two years ago today I attended my sisters graduation and on my way home it began to rain, that rain turned into hail and I was supposed to work at Mercy Hospital for the night shift at 7. Scott got off at Walmart for the graduation. Sitting at home, Scott had the news on watching the weather and it started to worsen. My plan was to leave early to get to work but Scott told me to wait until the weather calmed down. Seconds later the sirens went off and we were in my basement.
My family split off directly after the graduation for work and other things, my sisters got in a fight with my mom and none of us thought anything of the sirens. My (I don’t care about anything/firefighter) brother-in-law called and said to “get to mom and dad right now”, that’s when we knew he was worried. Scott took some blankets as Leif told us that it was bad and I gathered some sweaters and water.
Heading into town I immediately saw the damage. My husband was in a panic considering a tornado had killed his grandmother only a year before. For the next few hours we were in panics helping people come out of the ruble all while searching for our family members. His parents home was destroyed but they were safe with his grandparents, aunt and uncles (who were visiting from Mexico) and so we went looking for my family. We got to my grandmother’s home where my dad, sisters and cousins were. It was destroyed and they weren’t there. They had all gone to my dads in a nearby town. My mom was missing for a while because a lady had saved her and her boyfriend out of her car mid-tornado. Thank God for that woman. I was worried about going into work until I found out it had been destroyed. Hundreds of people died and family members were either missing or sent out to hospitals nearby, phone signals were down and both of our jobs were destroyed.
My mother and sisters stayed with us for a while afterward and the blessings coming from nearby towns and even far away places was so overwhelming. My hospital set up triage and supplies were donated to us. Scott transferred to another Walmart closer to our home and my grandmother rebuilt her home while Scott’s parents bought a new home. God provides. So many people came from all over and I’m so blessed to still have my family, others were not so lucky.
Last year my father-in-law went to where their home used to be to stand a flag and celebrate the lives still here and to have a moment of silence for those lost.
I will never forget the 2 mile wide, EF-5 Tornado on 5/22/11.
Flame by Rob Bell,
one of the most inspirational and precious Nooma videos I’ve watched by him. Our youth group watched his videos and this particular one made a strong impression on me and is something I’ve carried with me for a very long time.
Last night I didn’t fall asleep until almost 4 am. I have no idea why I keep doing this but whatever. I finished all the laundry, did the dishes and now all that’s left is taking the huge bags of old clothes to donate.
It’s 3:30 pm and I’m just now getting myself ready for the day. Except Cooper is sprawled out across me and he’s making me want to curl up under the covers again instead of jumping in the shower.
This is the longest week for some reason. I cannot wait to workout tonight and get some energy. I’m dying here!
Yes, ‘tis true, I am young. I am actually two years older than when I actually married so take that. This used to annoy me and then I didn’t care, and then it annoyed me, yet again and again I stopped caring, now I just find it so unsettling that people find it so wrong that I’m young and married….
Sometimes I see old posts of mine and I just smile. I’m so proud of myself and this post.
Diary of the Young and Married
I’ve never been without my husband during weather like this. I usually am so calm about bad weather. He was at work tonight and still is for another hour. Although we are all clear for now, I’d really like for him to come home. Usually he’s getting me from the bed and carrying everything, including our animals, down the stairs. My protector, always.
I knew it would get real nasty after watching the news for a while so I put a note on the neighbors door telling them to come to the basement, they did as soon as they got home! So I had them with me thankfully.
I am forever a wife who worries. I thought about where he is and where he’ll go if it got real bad. I thought of him constantly but I am so thankful that we didn’t have to worry about worse weather.
Moore, OK my heart goes out to you. Joplin folk know all to well what’s going on there and our hearts are so heavy for you. I’ll be praying for all of your families.
- A Worried Wife
for the most part. There’s still a Tornado Watch til 10 pm but for now it seems to have subsided, all but the thunder and lightening which I love. Hello, The Voice, sorry I’m late to the party.