Easter is in one week. Are you ready? We haven’t even begun to think about it yet. It is so early this year and I am so behind. Usually we go to my parent’s so I will probably get off very easy and just need to make a dish or something. Right before Easter last year my hubby had his heart attack. He came home the day before Easter so we just kind of threw something together. It has been such a stressful year. Every few months my hubby was having another health crisis. I am really hoping this past surgery is the end of it; although I realize how lucky we are that he could really be healthy again. I cannot imagine how resolute and strong a person living with a loved one with chronic health problems must have to be. I feel like this year has taken such a toll on me. I really would like the world to stop for a while so I can catch up.
It sounds like I need to start counting my blessings again. Don’t get me wrong. I am very grateful that my hubby is still alive and that even with heart disease he has the ability to live a long, happy life. Sometimes in life you just need to get through it and that feels like where we are. I feel like I am just putting one foot in front of the other and bulldozing my way through. I don’t usually like to write posts when I am feeling down or tired. I try to gloss over that part but it is a part of dealing with the health problems of a loved one. We were up for a couple of hours last night with my hubby having some chest pain. It is most likely his body dealing with the trauma of surgery but it is scary. This past year I have had to learn to deal with the fact that we could lose him. I had to face up to it then I had to put it aside so I could enjoy the here and now.
Ok, so this post has turned into an unexpected pity party. My thoughts definitely did not go where I intended them to go. I was planning on writing all about Easter. I realized a few days ago that we were coming up to the one year anniversary of my husband’s heart attack and it has made me just want to skip past Easter. As I have a 6 yr old who has already decorated the house for Easter, that is not an option. Sorry you probably did not realize you were going to be a shoulder “to cry on” when you came to read this. I am going to “pull up my pants by the boot straps” and move on. I promise next week will be much more festive as I finish up with my Easter Menu. I know that some of you have been dealing with a lot of the same stuff as I have with your loved ones. I hope that if nothing else, this post lets you know you are not alone. While we may not handle everything as perfectly as we would like to, we are doing OK.
On a side note, I hope you enjoyed this weeks recipes, Orzo with Artichoke Lemon Pesto, Slow Cooker Greek Cornish Hens and Asparagus Phyllo Tart. I have been so happy to see Spring fruits and vegetables at the grocery store. I have been going asparagus and strawberry crazy lately. Hopefully you will not get sick of all the recipes with them as an ingredient. I am slightly obsessed at the moment.
Wishing you Happy, Healthy Eating until next time.