Evelyn has her friend Jaida over from our old neighborhood. They have been the best of friends for years and all of our girls love having Jaida around. I’m so happy friends are willing to come all the way out here to visit us.
Porter and his cousin got checked in to Heritage Halls at BYU today for EFY. The buildings look a lot nicer than they did when I lived there. I think they must have torn down our old dorms and rebuilt them. He has a few other cousins attending school at the Y. I think he is planning to meet up with them for some ice cream today. I have a feeling he will be sold on attending BYU when he gets back. I’m not sure why he’s doing a Westwood Warrior’s sign.
Amos woke up at 3 am to find me missing from bed. He came downstairs and was a little upset when he saw me doing housework. When he realized that I had been up with pain from a toothache and I was waiting for the pain reliever to work, his attitude changed. He felt so bad for me and just wanted to comfort me. The husband I have known for 19 years has changed. Before now, being woken up at 3 am, he would have gone through things I should have done to prevent the toothache or question why I hadn’t taken care of it sooner or why I hadn’t taken medicine earlier. He had a tendency to go into retro-active problem solving mode rather than comfort mode. Today was different. I could feel his empathy and his love for me as I suffered and it healed my heart even though the pain was almost unbearable.
He knows that if I am taking a heavy narcotic, it must be serious. I had a root canal 9 months ago and that very same tooth was giving me problems again, but I have an aversion to heavy pain relievers. I did a lot of studying in college about family processes and family life including genetics and I feel I have too much of a genetic disposition towards addiction to ever take a chance with prescription drugs. I will normally chose to endure pain rather than take anything, but toothaches can sometimes get the best of me.
Amos called out of work in order to take me in for an emergency dental visit this morning since he knew I wouldn’t be able to drive myself. I told him I could have found someone to take care of me today, but I think he was grateful for the chance to help me.