Wednesday, May 30, 2012

There is love...and of course prolapses...

31 years ago this morning I was up bright and early going for a morning run...I know you all say she actually RAN!    I fixed breakfast for my family...and then headed to Colorado Springs to marry one Timothy Paul Pfeiff...

Flash forward 31 years and I am laying in bed next to this same Timothy Paul...and thinking I need to get up because the vet is going to be coming...and the shepherd who is healing from knee surgery says 31 years ago were you running like the wind...and I say well probably not the wind...but I was getting up to be married to the love of my life instead of facing a prolapse.   For those of you that do not know what a prolapse is...this would be the time that you should be thankful for things you do not know or have not seen...

I would be lying if I said that these type of things do not bother me...and I did feel not quite so bad when Doc Root when working on it said...after all these years...I still hate maggots...okay hope you are not eating or something...but as of late it seems this whole event has been one of those facing my fears...I think I have dealt with probably most things that I have always thought I can't stand...vomit, poop, septic problems, and then this morning a little dead lamb I had worked with last night...yes he was "dead right there" DRT...a whole other story that my favorite son-in-law, daughter, and lawnmower have given us...and then of course prolapse...even though Doc Root did all of the dirty work!

The Shepherd tells me this morning after I helped get him around...if you had known then what you know now...but I told him I wouldn't have changed...we have been hasn't been all roses...but there is something of having someone in your corner...perhaps we are opposites...he clearly being a much better shepherd than I could ever so many things that I think are a bigger thing...are ones that he just takes in stride...I had put he wasn't a patient patient...and what I think of in not being patient is in how he just wants to be doing stuff...not so much as me taking care of him...he actually is very thankful and patient when putting up with my lack of nursing abilities...

And so while doing chores I thought about how we were spending our anniversary and our wedding song The Wedding Song came to my I sang it while feeding sheep...hauling off a dead baby...I thought THERE IS LOVE...that is what gets us through these days...and I can still hear Rick Nunley playing his acoustic guitar and singing...The Wedding Song...There is Peter Paul and Mary...

THERE IS LOVE (Paul Stookey)
- Wedding Song -

He is now to be among you at the calling of your hearts.
Rest assured this troubadour is acting on His part.
The union of your spirits here has caused Him to remain,
for whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name,
There is love. There is love.

Oh, a man shall leave his mother, and a woman leave her home.
They will travel on to where the two will be as one.
As it was in the beginning, is now until the end,
woman draws her life from man
and gives it back again and there is love.
Oh, there's love.

Well then what's to be the reason for becoming man and wife?
Is it love that brings you here or love that brings you life?
For is loving is the answer then who's the giving for?
Do you believe in something that you've never seen before?
Oh, there's love. There is love.

He is now to be among you at the calling of your hearts.
Rest assured this troubadour is acting on His part.
The union of your spirits here has caused Him to remain
for whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name
there is love. Oh, there is love.

We have been blessed and I have felt the Lord with us throughout this whole 31 years...and I am thankful for my shepherd...for our family...and for better for worse...we took our vows...and I give thanks for our life and yes there is love...

And I find a pic of that young couple...starting out...and then I put in one of the Shepherd...and I have to say I love him more now than I loved him then...and so glad we are on this bike ride together...

Ahhh shepherd....hang in there...this too shall pass!  HAPPY VERSARY!!


1 comment:

  1. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! We will celebrate our 32nd one week from today. The wedding pictures always make me smile! We all looked so young....I guess we all were so young! Tell the shepherd to hang in there and get back on both feet and knees soon! And, YES!, I know what a prolapse is....