Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Boxing gloves necklace by Free People Clothing Boutique
Charlie and I were on our way home from his first kidney surgery that was unsuccessful. As I was driving I had glanced over at him to make sure he was okay; he looked so down and beaten. I immediately pictured myself in the corner of a ring of a boxing match. I started telling him of my vision. I am rubbing the boxers shoulders telling him he has to block himself. He got hit in the head and went down. He was able to get up before the count and was a little dazed. Someone was putting smelling salts under his nose. He was fully alert and the bell rang. The boxer goes back out to the center of the ring and is ready to fight again. The boxer is my husband. He loves this sport. As I finish telling him my vision, he just looks at me with a crooked little smile and says, "Oh yeah, is that how you see it?" I smiled back at him and said, "Yeah, I married a fighter! You are going to win. My money is on you!" I noticed that he sat a little straighter when I was finished.
If it is something I have learned through this journey is how one communicates to another. I have noticed that when I start hearing the word "If" come out of my husband's mouth or others that are visiting him, I immediately change it to "WHEN". Someone who is going through something like this has to have positive ~ positive ~ encouraging words. It can make all of the difference sometimes.