A year ago tonight I was sitting in the ER with my husband who had been thrown off one of our horses. A friend of ours wanted to go for a horseback ride for her birthday. My husband put her and her husband on calm old horse with COPD. He is a gentle boy and was good for them. My husband got on our other horse who is a bit of a handful. He has a history of being trained as a cutter horse, a barrel racer and was roughed up at a place where he was previously boarded. He has made great improvements living with us but he is definitely a handful and can spook easily. So all in all it was a bad idea. That said I will move on.
Thankfully our friends husband is an EMT and recognized that my husband showed signs of a concussion. So our friends proceeded to head to the hospital with him. I called my mother in law to let her know what happened, so she came up with my niece to watch our kids while I went to the ER.
I sat there for hours with my husband who couldn't remember what we told him 5 minutes ago. He knew that our daughter had been born but couldn't remember when. He literally, until about 2 o'clock in the morning, asked me the same 5 questions over and over again. I could hear and almost see the wheels in his head working trying to fill in the missing gaps. I could see how it bothered him and how he couldn't rest until he figured it out.
In the end everything was okay, my husband is back to normal other than missing 8 hours from that day. But that day reminded me how much I Love him and how thankful I am the family and life we have together.
Always take time to tell the ones you love that you love them because you never know what could happen.