Trials and Tribulations


I don't write about my husband much. He is a man who values his privacy. He is also the best man I know. Last week he took the day off work, went for a motorcycle ride, and a deer jumped in front of him. The man who witnessed the accident said he didn't even have time to swerve. I got the phone call I have always dreaded.

He is going to be okay. He spent several days in intensive care, several more days in a regular room, and is now home. He has a months-long recovery in front of him but he will recover. It could have been so much worse. It almost was so much worse.

It is our anniversary in a week and a half. It won't be the celebration we were planning.  There are not going to be any romantic weekends away. However, we will have what I want the most--each other.

I started this post thinking I had so much to say but I really don't. That is it. He is going to be okay. I am sure we will have other trials and tribulations in the future because life is full of them. However, we have friends, family, and a congregation that will always support us. They have proven it in the last few days by their phone calls, meals, texts, visits, and willingness to be at the hospital at a moment's notice. The trials and tribulations are there but so are the blessings.

It has been a bad week. It has been a scary week. But I still have my husband, my kids still have their dad, and everything is going to be all right.

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  1. My thoughts are with you. I hope your husband will soon be on the road to recovery.

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  2. Oh Jennifer, what a shock for you! I wish you strength for the recovery time ahead. Life is precious and uncertain, let us hold on to what is truly important.

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    1. It was such a shock. He is always so sensible when he rides but you just can't predict a deer jumping in front of you. At least he is on the mend.

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  3. I am sending good thoughts for his recovery, and for peace and strength for you. I was so relieved to read that he is well enough to be at home - I'm sure he'll feel better there.

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    1. He is happy to be home but it has been a rough week for him. I hope you are doing better since your accident.

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  4. I'm so sorry to hear this, Jennifer! Glad that he'll recover, and I'm keeping your family in my thoughts.

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    1. Thank you. We are happy to have him home.

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  5. Oh gosh, so sorry to hear that - and so glad it wasn't worse

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    1. It was so scary but at least he is on his way to recovery.

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  6. Oh, Jennifer, life changes in a split second! I'm so glad that "he's okay" - that you have him to celebrate another anniversary. I would be lost without my husband. I'm sending you big hugs <3

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    1. Thank you. I agree, I would be lost without my husband too. We have to do some very low-key celebration when he is a bit better. I am just so glad he will be around to celebrate with me.

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  7. I'm so glad that your husband is on the road to recovery now and that you have him back home. You've all just lived through a nightmare and I bet you'll be even stronger now. Have a lovely anniversary.

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    1. It has been a nightmare but it could have been so much worse. We are so grateful for what we have.

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  8. Oh, I'm sorry to hear this, Jennifer. I'm glad your husband is at home recovering now and it's good that you've had friends and family to support you.

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    1. Thank you. Everyone has been so good to us and so helpful. It will take a while but he will recover completely.

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