Well, today is Steven’s birthday, and…he has covid.
Yep. After last Thursday’s post, about how we went to see Hamilton on Broadway that night (which was AMAZING!!), Steven tested positive for covid the next morning. (Thank you Jesus that it is a very mild case).
But yeahhhh, that definitely put a damper on the celebration. We had to cancel the birthday bash/going away party we had planned on Saturday, and pretty much we’re just holding our breath to see if I end up getting it. (So far, as of 7pm on Monday…seven days after exposure to Steven, I am negative, praise God.) — And that’s after spending every afternoon over at his apartment since Tuesday…
All this simply reminds me yet again, to just relinquish control to the Father.
I cannot control everything. And sometimes things don’t go as planned. Am I disappointed that the entire reason I came back to NYC this trip was to say my goodbyes to all our friends, and now I can’t see anyone? Yes. Am I disappointed that Steven has to be cooped up and alone on his birthday? Yes. But I recognize that he is lucky to have only a mild case and that he’s going to be just fine.
So I can either stew in my disappointment and get angry and disappointed, OR I can recognize this as a little momentary “pause” that God allowed us to get things in order for our wedding/move.
I mean, since he’s been sick we’ve been super productive. We checked off a bunch of items on our to-do list for the wedding and for the move. Steven took new acting headshots for me. We finally caught up on Yellowstone. We even BOOKED OUR HONEYMOON!
How many times in the last two/three months have I wished for more hours in the day?
How many nights have I stayed up until 2am trying to get everything done on my to-do list because life is going too fast and I can’t get everything in order during the day?
Frankly, this week of isolation was a gift.
So anyways…please enjoy the birthday video I made for my future husband! And please STAY SAFE out there, friends!! Get your flu shot. Wash your hands and don’t touch your face! We want everyone to be healthy and happy for Christmas!
Lastly….WHERE DO YOU THINK WE’RE GOING ON OUR HONEYMOON! Take a guess in the comments!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVEN!
Update: I DID get Covid…
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