I got the chance to rest up for a couple of days and by Tuesday evening I was able to attend my nephew Brent's wedding reception. His new bride Lisa was amazing to say the least, she is one of those whose beauty you can see and feel. That is a rare thing in this day and age. We are so excited to have her in our family. The reception was beautiful and once again I was able to see more family and old friends. Near the end, Lauren and I headed to Kaysville to stay with my youngest brother Ty and his wife Pam and the kids. I have always sorta felt like those kid's grandma since they were so young when their grandma (my mom passed away). It was an hour trip and everyone was tired so we had to play lots of games in the car to keep them awake and happy. Their youngest son Luke is 5 and he kept asking "are we almost home?" every 10 minutes. They are such cute kids I am glad that I had the chance to be with them even for a little bit. I wish that I would have had the time and energy to do that will all my nieces and nephews.
Yesterday (Wednesday -New Year's Eve) we headed off for the airport, Lauren and I arrived home around dinner time. It was great to see Jeff again, it is funny we aren't away from each other very often but as soon as I saw him I was grateful again that he is my husband and best friend. I have missed him! I seem to be much more emotional about us lately (since this whole cancer thing). I can't seem to thank him enough for being there for me in EVERY way possible, I know that our finding each other was not just chance, I needed him, he truly has changed my life for the better. Don't mistake... that we haven't had our problems, I could probably write a whole book on the struggles that we have had, but I think that is what has made our success as a couple even sweeter. I have always wondered about these couples that they interview on TV, at the ripe old age of 80 something and have been married for 50 years. The question usually is WHAT'S THE SECRET TO A HAPPY MARRIAGE? Many times the response is WELL WE NEVER ARGUED, WE JUST ALWAYS TRIED TO SEE THE OTHER'S POINT OF VIEW. I don't mean to be disrespectful but...I believe that every couple has their differences and struggles and if each one truly can be their selves then an disagreement and argument is bound to be more normal that rare! Anyway, after 26 years of marriage I am grateful that I am still in love with my best friend!
We spent the rest of New Year's Eve with Lauren, Lee and us just watching movies, it was quiet and nice. I am glad to be home and that 2008 is almost over!
"Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.”