Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Day +22 Is, Am, Are, Was, Were, Be, Being, Been (Love Me Some Helping Verbs)

The last day here, but the first day of there, both here and there neither/nor nothing but existential pronouns, not to mention the first and last which can either be adjective, adverb or noun depending on conjunctive context. I used to love diagramming parts of speech in school, and you know what word I really love? Predicate.

But wait! There's sex!

I mean, before you hit the close tab on this post because word nerd, know that today is my 10th wedding anniversary to my favoritest man in the world who just so happens to not be on Facebook and doesn't read my blog unless I ask/tell him. This guy, this boy who I have loved since I was 12, maybe 11 if we're counting the year we flirted in Mrs. Young's class.
Not a great pic, sorry Bryan, but that's what happens when you have two of the cutest kids ever. We don't ever take photos of ourselves.
The judge who married us didn't do the usual in sickness and health thing, which, well, my bad, maybe he should have. Instead he said that nothing he said could ever marry us; it was what we said to each other that would bind us together forever. And he was right, but he forgot something just as important. Because watching Bryan these last 5 weeks as he took care of the kids by himself, the way he has kept our home going, kept the kids feeling safe, kept me from losing my mind. Hell, these last two years as I lost my mom to cancer, battled the bank to save her house, was diagnosed with MS, then researched and fund raised to have the stem cell transplant. So many people have lauded my bravery, my balls, but it is Bryan who kept me together without ever saying a word. Bryan, who gets all silent Indian on me, which is what I say sometimes because he doesn't show a lot of emotion, doesn't talk a lot, never gossips, and because he is a large percent Native American, duh. It's Bryan who has been the strongest. That's right, my husband has the biggest balls of them all.

So what do you get for the husband who has, um, everything? Well believe it or not, Nadir helped me in getting Bryan the perfect 10th anniversary gift.
A page from my discharge paperwork. I am not sure if this is serious or not--you never know with Nadir. Certainly the first two are real, but the third? Nadir said it jokingly at first, at least I assumed, but then when I later mentioned that today is my anniversary he said he had to add something to my folder.

Apparently we have a lot of physical therapy to do when I get home. So happy anniversary Bryan, first, last, here, there and wherever you are, every part of my speech, predicated on everything, 2x/day, my always and forever. Tomorrow.

Love,
S

15 comments:

Mr. X said...

I notice the Rx doesn't have an expiration date!

Happy Anniversary to you both!

Cathi said...

Happy Anniversary - it will be a wonderful homecoming for you both! Safe travels, Susannah and Dad!

krista kulisch said...

i mean, dr.'s orders and all...

Anonymous said...

I seriously love that guy Nadir...oh, and happy anniversary!

Gretchen said...

Happy anniversary! Speedy, safe travels. What a homecoming that will be.

I think Nadir is going to miss you.

Trina Cooper said...

Congratulations and good luck with rehab and don't stop your blog I love reading it......

Good Enough Woman said...

This is a great post (as are they all), and that is a hilarious treatment/exercise program. I echo the enthusiasm for Nadir. He's such a character that I can't believe he is even a real person.

So happy for you, Brian, and your whole family that you are going home. xo

Shelley Macdonald said...

Happy Anniversary and glad you're on the way home. Your blog has been an amazing read, and baby you got balls. We got lucky, husbands who stepped up big time, not knowing what's ahead but our rocks nonetheless. The Daily Show took on Marin County and their attitude about not vaccinating children last night. You would have loved it. Shelley

Buff said...

Happy Anniversary! So happy that you are finally headed home. Selfishly, I will miss the daily posts about your brave journey abroad. That Dr. Nadir is a trip! I wish you a safe and speedy trip home to your family.

Mr. X said...

Oh, my God...why didn't I think of this earlier? I have the PERFECT song for you.

(Remember, you're supposed to dance when you leave?!)

http://youtu.be/pQUKQ5DmEWA

It goes perfectly with your Rx for sex. Just change your name to Felicity Shagwell and get RANDY, baby!

Anonymous said...

There is no better happy ending than sex with the one you love. Happy anniversary and I am rooting for you that your trip back will be uneventful and doesn't drag on (it usually does though).

gbm said...

Such a great post! I met up with Bryan and the kids at Equator and was totally impressed with his calmness and how awesome he was with the kids. They must be so excited you are on your way home!!! Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy anniversary! Have a great flight home, and an even better homecoming!

(You probably will have time to hit up the duty-free shops in Zurich -- Swiss chocolate is wonderful and they likely have other great items there as well)

Big smiles from snowy Canada,
- Sharon M

nada said...

Eagerly awaiting your "I've arrived home and this is the best day ever" post. Sending you lots of love. xo

Anonymous said...

Susannah, I am so happy for you and your family! I am just imagining your beautiful reunion with your family! So proud of you girl!!!!