Archive for February, 2011

“Taking a break”

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
“Taking a break”

8am. The alarm wakes us and my husband hands me the thermometer. 97.4 and I am numb. I wait, half asleep and half awake in the nightmare that feels like I keep waking up into over and over again, and try again. Maybe my mouth was open. 97.5. I toss the thermometer onto the side table and roll over. It’s just another month of the same-old, same-old. My husband gets up to make coffee, and wakes me again, so sweetly, so lovingly. I die a little inside because I know, even though he holds it in for my sake, he hurts just as much. Read more »