Good news! Brett is recovering well! I’m making sure he drinks a lot of water and I’m not letting him do anything strenuous. The doctor said he needed to take it easy.
We did go back to the reservoir this afternoon though meet another mold avoider who is in the same area. No one wanted to swim this time! Except Ramona, she swam to her heart’s content!
Thankfully, our time in the water was pleasantly uneventful and we all returned to our campground unscathed. I think I’m still reeling a little bit from yesterday’s events though.
This evening, I was reflecting on what happened and it hit me really hard. I almost lost him. I started to cry. Brett took me in his arms and I sobbed for what seemed like a really long time.
It was healing for me to process all the feelings that I hadn’t let myself feel yesterday. The fear of losing him. The helplessness of not being able to fix the situation. The sadness over seeing him so weak and pale. The relief the he was alive and recovering.
I’m just so thankful the story had a happy ending. I told Brett I love him now more than ever. I already loved him plenty much though, so I really don’t think a near death experience was necessary. Still, it did remind me one more time of what an incredible treasure he is. He is so precious!
Even though I’m really uncomfortable talking about death, I’m going to get over it so that I can encourage you, my dear reader. Instead of clicking on the next thing, take a minute to turn your full attention to the people you love. Give someone a hug and tell them just how much you adore them. You never know when they might be snatched away.
Nothing brings more clarity about what really matters than a close encounter with death. Often we realize that the things we spend the most time on are not really the most important things. What if we change that today?
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