This weekend, I reminisced about last year's trip which was such a special time with Carl's parents and had a tug on my heart since Larry is no longer with us. I tried to be a trooper during the trip, but it was hard as I started running a pretty high fever. Carl and I celebrated 21 years of marriage on that trip.
|Glacier Park Pic #1|
We were staying in a hotel room. Carl and I were in a king sized bed. I had begun to feel I was running a fever. That night, I woke up in the middle of the night wet with sweat. I do not mean slightly damp! The bed was wet, the sheets were wet, the pillow was wet, and my pajamas were soaked. There was no way I could go back to sleep in the wetness.
|Glacier Park Pic #2|
I wanted to wake Carl up to snuggle with me. I wanted his body warmth, but I didn't want to put him at risk of getting sick too. Several minutes passed. Every muscle in my body was tense now from the shivering. I couldn't stand it anymore. I reached out and shook him. "Carl," I asked, "will you hold me? I am so cold." In a split-second and with no hesitancy, he reached out for me instantly and pulled me to him so strongly and so protectively. He pulled me tightly to him and wrapped his arms around me. Slowly, my teeth stopped chattering and then slowly I stopped shivering. I was able to eventually fall asleep.
|Glacier Park #3|
"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all thing."
1 Corinthians 13:4-7, ESV