Friday, December 09, 2005

We fell asleep on the couch last night. We do that sometimes when we're really tired or just too lazy to move to the bed. David woke me up around 3:30 and we made our way to our room stoping in the bathroom first. We were talking as I preformed my nightly before bed rituals, and then without warning, he fainted. I watched his 6 foot 2 body crash to the floor and his pale blue eyes roll to the back of his head. My big strong husband was convulsing on our bathroom floor and all I could do was scream "HONEY ARE YOU OKAY? OH MY GOD HONEY!".
I have thought about what I would do without him before. I've imagined picking up the pieces of a broken life and trying to move on, but losing him has never been this tangible. For a moment, I lived in a world in which my husband no longer existed. It is a place I am happy never to visit again.
He is fine now. It's almost as if it never happened except for the haunting image of him lying there and a new level of awareness that none of this is forever.

3 comments:

Aola said...

OH, how scary!!! What happened to him??

Sandra said...

He just fainted from getting up to fast. The doctor said it's common in men and that from now on he needs to sit in bed for a minute and let his blood start flowing properly. It was so scary. I can't even describe it. I can't look in the bathroom withuot seeing him lying there shaking. Thank God it was nothing serious and he is fine now.

Kristen said...

Oh my goodness. How scary. Glad he's okay.