Awesome good, the opposite of Awesome Dumb

Bill gave me a lovely Valentine card.  It was very sweet and thoughtful.  Sort of mushy and such.

It was how he signed it that made me LOL and have the strong urge to bottle him and sell him to those less fortunate.

Happy Valentines Day!

Thanks for being such

an Awesome Good wife

and mother!

Love, Billy

Obviously, we have a catch-phrase to suit every occasion.

I got that awesome disgusing stomach flu the kids had.  I spent yesterday with some friends, feeling very nauseated.  By the time I got home, I was suffering.  I had a really nice evening planned, complete with ceviche and a heart shaped chocolate cake with vanilla frosting.

I got the cake baked, and the frosting made, and I hit the wall.  The nausea was intense. Oh, did I mention that the plumbers were at the house installing a new dishwasher for me?  They had to turn off the water.  With the knowledge that I would be unable to flush the toilet, I sat in a chair willing myself not to barf.  Please do not let me barf in front of the plummers, and then not be able to flush it.

Unfortunatley, it was a tough installation, so they were there for over 1 1/2 hours. Tick……….tock………tick……..tock.  Agony, but I held out until they left.

Bill and the kids had to decorate the cake, and the ceviche was never prepared.  They had Ramen noodles for dinner and watched a Netflix movie.  Early in the evening, Cory climbed into bed with me, and hugged me because I was in tears.  I was crying because I felt so bad, and just could not believe I was sick again.  Frustration just overwhelmed me.  I lay there plotting how we were just going to get the hell out of dodge in the trailer and spend 2 weeks on an isolated stretch of beach with no contact with any other people and all their contagious diseases.

Then Cory said to me “Don’t cry mom.  We’ll celebrate Valentines day together when your stomach is better”, and he wrapped his arms around me and snuggled his face into my shoulder.

Love is, realizing that you never lost that baby you so fondly remember.  He is still in there, and always will be whether he is 12 or 20.  The same hands, the same smile, the same love for his mommy.  All still there, just a bit bigger.

Happy belated Valetines Day to you all!



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6 Responses to Awesome good, the opposite of Awesome Dumb

  1. Susie says:

    Sorry you’re sick yet again! You’ve had more than your fair share!
    Lots of love going on at your house for Valentine’s though, and that’s all that truly matters!

  2. kathy says:

    Oh I just got caught up and i’m glad to say I missed the barf. 🙂 I love the Mia entry! Awesome! (in a good way; not awesome dumb, which is the best description I’ve ever heard)

  3. Artemis Rich says:

    What a wonderful end to an absolutely sucky day. Hope you’re feeling better enough to get in the water soon!

  4. oshee says:

    I hope you are feeling better today. I agree with meredith…because you truly appreciate your children, you make everyday Valentine’s.

  5. julie says:

    You are truly blessed. Hope you are feeling better again soon.

  6. meredith says:

    It sounds like you have Valentine love everyday at your house. I hope you’re feeling better 🙂

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