We had a visit from Don & Maria Boatman two days ago. One of Kevin's favorite Thai dishes is Laab. Don experimented a few times and came up with a great recipe. We all ate it with enthusiasm. Yesterday, Rebecca, Corey and Caitlin visited. Rebecca made Kevin a birthday cake from scratch (no box here) and frosted it with "kevin's famous frosting". The cake was beautiful and delicious. Catilin brought her guitar and sang Kevin a song she wrote for him for his birthday. We were all moved to tears; even Caitlin struggled to finish the song.
What I've Learned
Being married to Kevin is easy. He is a 'take care of things' kind of guy. We, as in most marriages had our roles. There were responsibilities he took care of and others I took care of. Often times I would appear lazy and just expected Kevin (and knew he would) take care of things that I didn't want to. In my head I felt he was much better at it anyway. For the past two months I have had to take on many of his responsibilities; some I don't like and some I am uncomfortable doing. This experience has made me more observant & given me the realization that I can do more than I thought I could. I'm more observant to my surroundings, discussions, maps, computers, learning about things I never thought I could learn or needed to learn. It has changed the way I think. Everything now has importance to me. I have this feeling that everything I hear, I may need to know someday. So my challenge is to categorize it and store it somewhere in my brain for later use. Recalling it will be a challenge, but one worth trying. Life and knowledge have changed for me. They seem greater and like I said, have more importance.