Sunday, February 17, 2008
There he was standing so silent, looking on as I transcribed doctor orders in a chart. I was so focused on my work, I had no idea that he was there. Soon, I felt a pair of eyes on me, beaming right on me. Suddenly, I smelled a familiar scent in the air. Images were soon flooding my memories. Oh, those wonderful memories. My head shot up...I gasped.
I saw the most wonderful sight...
I saw the love of my life, Jim, holding these wonderful roses, while standing RIGHT in front of the nurse's station. JIM WAS HOME! Jim had drove from Monterey after just working a 16 hour shift, to bring something so beautiful to me (Jim is a Correctional Officer and works almost 3 hours from where I live, and on top of that he works alot of overtime, some mandated some coveted. But I don't usually see Jim for weeks on end. Jim and I are waiting for the transfer freeze to be lifted one day. Just to give you WHY this moment is so special.). But, instead of having them delivered, he choose to hand carry them up to me on my floor where I work at the hospital. I was moved to tears. I literally jumped up from my chair into his waiting arms. We hugged as if our souls depended on it. GOD, how I have missed him (and his warm feet *wink*). We moved away from the desk, so as not to bring anymore attention on us. I brought Jim into my breakroom where I could give Jim a passionate kiss. That kiss recharged both of us. We needed each other, we craved each other. (yes, ladies and gentlemen this is where is gets sappy...read past this if you must). He touched my face so tenderly, brushed my hair away from my eyes. He bent down a bit, looked me square in the eyes and said..."God, how I have missed you!". Hugh tears were slowly making their way down my cheeks. I was happy...truly happy. The space where I was standing was fuzzy around the edges, as we were the only two around. As quickly as he appeared, he quickly slipped away, with a kiss on my forhead...mouthing "I love you" to me as the door slowly shut behind him.
WHAM! All the sounds of the hospital came rushing around me once again. I was out of my fog, but not totally done walking on cloud nine. If I could have skipped back to my desk (and not look retarded doing it) I so would have. As, soon as I got back to my front desk. Man, did those nurses let me have it. All of them hating on me because I thought I was so deserving. I just smiled like a Cheshire Cat, which made them more resentful. I knew they all wanted a good,decent man like my Jim. But, this crew that was on (not one of my favorites as you can tell) WOULD NEVER get to experience something as beautiful as what Jim and I have because of just that...being such hateful people.
Hours before that I had a wonderful visit from my darling niece. First, I heard these darling words...."Is this where my Auntie Ra Ra works...she has the funnest ride (refering to the elevator in the hospital)". I jumped from my seat to go investigate. What should I see when rounding the corner, but my niece in the prettiest party dress and my sister holding my youngest nephew. As soon as my niece saw me, she was in a full run. I got down on both knees and waiting for the impact of her hug. She squeezed me around the neck so hard...it was lovely! She then began to talk so fast I didn't think her little mouth would be able to keep up. My niece presented me with a handmade card (that her and her older brother made) and a fantastic chocolate covered strawberry! What more could a girl ask for...(see beginning of the this :) post).
Yes, friends Valentine's Day this year will always hold a special spot in my heart. I was truly blessed on Feb. 14th, not only did I get to see my sweet baby niece but my darling husband as well. It was a wonderful Day. Hoping that all of your Valentine's Days were just as fulfilling and rewarding.
P.S. I want to thank each of you who have come here and posted comments on my blog. I truly love seeing and visiting with each of you. I have enjoyed very much the comments. I am inspired by you all. I hope to continue to see you on my blog. I wish you happiness and love!
With much love,
Posted by Robyn Haas at 12:42 AM