Wal messaged me at work today and invited me to lunch. It was with his co-workers.
Normally, before, I would have said, "No Thank you" due to the "ack, people I don't know" factor. I would have felt awkward, out of place, unable to be around his friends in that kind of intimate setting.
I would have thought, "He doesn't really want me to go. He's just being nice." or Worse, "He's setting me up to be ignored, hurt, belittled."
Instead, today I asked my boss if I could leave for lunch (Not a normal occurrence as I'm the only nurse on site.) My boss, (awesome lady) told me to make sure I was reachable in case of an emergency and have fun.
I admit that I was a little nervous. I was going though. I was going to lunch to be with my husband.
I don't know if he knew I was nervous. He was wonderful. He Included me in conversation, Held my hand, touched my knee, put his arm around me. Just touching me, even if he wasn't talking to me helped more than he could know. He was solicitous of the time constraint that I was under to return to work... He was just everything that he always is. A very wonderful, thoughtful, witty and engaging individual.
I watched him interact with his co-workers and I watched the care they all share for one another and it warmed my heart. They appreciate him and know how awesome he is. I'm thankful that he has them.
They are the same people that helped Wal as he went through hell after D-day. I didn't ever think that I would sit down to lunch with them and talk about "The Big Bang Theory".
It just amazes me the gifts that God has blessed our family with and I am thankful to God for each and every one of them.
We have come so very far.
Thank you Wal for Lunch today.