Birthday in Bed : (

Austin turned 27 today. After my big birthday celebrations, I wanted so badly to spoil Austin as well as he had spoiled me. He kept saying he wanted to just have dinner at home and to keep it small and low key. So I did. I got him a small present and got all the supplies to make dinner.

Sadly, the Saturday before his birthday, Austin got sick. He spent the entire day sleeping on the couch with a headache. Sunday, it was a similar day, however, he did make it to church and lunch afterwards. We took his temperature that night and he was at 101.2. As Monday morning approached I could tell this would not be the birthday I was thinking of for him.

Lying in bed watching a movie.

I decorated the house, made a cake, wrapped his presents and made a big spaghetti dinner, while Austin stayed in bed ALL DAY! I felt so bad. I just wanted to do anything to make him feel better. We watched A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (with the Abominable Snowman, a childhood favorite of his), and Harry Potter. He left the room just a few times to eat and the house once for a few mins to run down and grab eggs from the duka with me.

Homemade Yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

Apparently, growing up he spent his birthday sick a lot of the time. Makes sense to me, once you let your body rest after working so hard, your immune system lets down and you are more susceptible to falling ill.

Due to his sickness we have decided to not go with the Larmey’s to Ruaha for Christmas. We were very sad about the decision, but we are glad to be resting over the break, and getting back to 100%.

As much as I hate watching Austin be sick, I love his attitude about it all. Instead of complaining, he just kept telling me how much he loves me and loves how I take care of him. I wish that I could say the same about my thoughts when I am sick. He is so selfless in so many ways that I am not. I thank the Lord for his selflessness and pray that in being married to him that some of that will rub off on me over time.

Happy Birthday My Love! May this year be filled with many blessings!

Make a wish!


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