This afternoon I had written a new blog post. This is a monumental week in our household and I had written a monumental post (well, maybe not so monumental, but still ...) Then, it happened. With one slip of the finger on an unknown laptop key ... everything gone. Not in the drafts nor in the history. Not in Word (like most posts) nor in any other program. I'm sure the words of the post will come back to me at some point in time. But, here is a summary of how this one week spans 27 years.
On Wednesday, September 21, 1983 the guy of my dreams asked me out on a date --
I could not believe it!!! I only had 3 days to find the perfect 'outfit', go to classes & go to work ... oh my, not enough time for everything! Then, Saturday, September 24 ... our first date! Yeah, I can recall every detail of the perfect date that almost wasn't -- power outage, no hot rollers, no curling iron, no light to see to put on make-up ... But, we actually had a second date, and a third ...
And that brings us to Tuesday, September 23, 2008 (in a matter of time-traveling for this post). The day that our world was turned upside-down. Around 5:15am my cell phone beeped that I had a text message: "my water just broke" So, Granny & Granddad shift into gear. 'Joe had been called and he was about 9 hours away on duty. He hits the road as soon as he can get clearance. The Great Ones (my parents) were called at 5:30am to let them know that Lucy Michaela would make her appearance within the next 24 hours.
|Lucy with her Granny & G-G|
|The proud Granddad|
|Granny & Lucy|
|Granddad couldn't let go of Lucy!|
I can honestly say that neither Granny nor Granddad knew what was in front of us when we went out on our first date 27 years ago ... But we wouldn't have missed this ride for the world! I am so very thankful for my husband and my family. God is good ALL the time!