Ever since this entire affair started almost two years ago, I've been passing the time looking forward to small milestones. They can be anything that I thought I might never be able to do again; events that are large or small.
This past Sunday, Chris left me laying on the couch to go do some laundry. I must have fallen asleep, because an hour later he wasn't back and the facility is on site. I was preparing to take another nap when the doorbell rang. I found Chris standing on the other side of the door holding a birthday cake. He'd snuck off and surprised me.
So, I managed to live to 34 and I'm looking forward to 35 plus 30 or 40 more years.