It's our 21st wedding anniversary.
21 years together. For Better or Worse. Richer or Poorer. Sickness and Health. Until death....
This is NOT how we would have chosen to spend our anniversary. Sitting in the hospital and waiting for our son to get out of surgery.
His arm was worse than we expected. Doctor Zlotolow (Dr. Z) is totally replacing the screws and pins. He's also having to do a bone graft to fill in between the bones in order to convince Aaron's brain that the bone needs fixing. We chose to not address Aaron's knee on this visit. Dr. Z looked at it and was stunned to see that Aaron lost his range of motion after the 8-plate surgery. Never happens. Well now they know it does. We just couldn't handle adding that nightmare onto this one.
So we are sitting together. Waiting for the call saying Aaron is done. Then we will spend the rest of the day ministering to our youngest. Loving on him. Caring for him. Tonight I will sleep at the hospital and Rob will hike back over to the hotel and spend the night there.
On our 21st wedding anniversary we will be apart.
That is not how we would have chosen to spend our anniversary but we are right where we want to be. Parents to a little boy who is so very worth it.
It is our 21st wedding anniversary. We promised no matter what - we were in it together. It has been an amazing 21 years. I've had my best friend by my side. For better or worse. Richer or poorer. Sickness and Health. Together.
All is well.