+ Why yesterday was one of the longest days of my life

Last saturday i.e. the day before the last day of granny chic week, I had an outfit planned, a refashion done, and a post to prepare…but couldn’t concentrate because
my husband hadn’t returned home.
I was staying up waiting for him to return home from a canyoneering trip he took with his 2 brothers in Robber’s Roost. They have been on a million of these hikes where they squeeze through long, narrow slots and trench in icy cold chest deep water.  So, I didn’t worry too much until I realized it was 11:17. They were supposed to return at 9. To make a story short the other wives and I got together and called the sherrifs office who then called the search and rescue team. At this point I was thinking about all the possibilities of what could have happened in that canyon…I was going crazy. I physically became sick with worry. The next morning, after a little sleep, we all assembled back together and 
waited.
That afternoon, after what had felt like a million hours they were found.  
….that is why yesterday was one of the longest days of my life. 
All I could think about when he was missing was my marriage and how much I loved it and how much more I now appreciate it. And even though the honeymoon stage and the butterflies in the stomach feelings are pretty much gone….I wouldn’t change a thing.
That leads me to say this (my husband will be embarrassed if he read this, but he brought this upon himself with that little stint), 
I love my husband. 
Even with all the crazy things he does and the million dangerous hobbies he enjoys, I love him to pieces. I couldn’t imagine living my life with anyone else. I couldn’t imagine anyone better at being a father to my babies. 
Got that babe?
Anyway, sorry for the cheese…it just had to be said.

Comments

  1. Glad he (and his friends) were okay!!!

  2. Oh my goodness Lizzie! What a horrible thing to have to go through! I can imagine all the feelings and thoughts running through you. Glad everything turned out okay. But now you have to tell the rest of the story! What happened? Did they get lost or something?!

  3. Oh my gosh!
    This isn’t you average “love my hubby” post, you shoulda warned me, I nearly fell out of my chair!
    That’s madness, so glad nobody was hurt.
    You’re totally forgiven :)

  4. gah, that’s so horrible, I can’t imagine! so glad he’s ok!!

  5. I’ve had a situation like that too, I’m glad hes ok!

  6. You poor thing!

    I freaked out enough when a 10 mins trip down the road took Mr over a hour one night. I even went looking for him. Turned out he randomly saw a friend, lost track of time and was never in danger.

    So glad to hear that all is ok now.

  7. that’s scary! glad they are back safe and sound! where did they find them?

    senja

  8. Thanx God everything is OK!
    Its wonderful that you are in love so much..I’m happy for you!!!
    x x

  9. Happy everyone is okay!
    Being in love is great!

  10. Glad everyone is okay!

  11. This made me cry! I’m so glad he’s ok and you’re family is complete once again. I know the feeling all too well, especially when it’s morning and he STILL hasn’t called or returned. Gut wrenching!
    My husband not only has a dangerous job (Navy helicopter pilot) but his hobbies of choice also take life to the edge, but what else can we do? Just love them!
    -Kate
    irisinspired.blogspot.com

  12. Oh my! What an awful evening and then what a relief that everyone was okay!

  13. Oh my goodness!! I am so so sorry! I cannot even imagine the worry and fear. I’m so glad your husband and his friends are ok. You’re such a trooper and a great wife!

  14. Wow! That so scary! I can’t even imagine what you must have been feeling! I’m glad everything is ok and that no one was hurt.

  15. Oh you poor thing! So glad he is ok! What a scary thing to go through.

  16. I don’t think I’ve ever commented before but I wanted to come out of hiding to say I am so glad your husband and his brothers are safe! That must have been such a hard thing to deal with.

  17. Oh my gosh. I’m happy for you and your family that all is well. I also have a husband who enjoys some extreme hobbies. It’s hard to let them do what they need to do, even though we know we have to.

  18. That right there is the stuff nightmares are made up. I’m SO glad the boys were found safe and sound!

    Kayla
    Freckles in April

  19. Oh my goodness! I can’t even imagine the worry you must have felt. I am so happy he & his friends are all ok!

  20. Just started following your blog a couple months ago. So glad your husband was ok. I understand the waiting… Although nothing has ever gone wrong, my husband is a ski mountaineer (among other things!) and many times there isn’t reception high up in the mountains. Sometimes they are late than expected and it is hard not to worry. But someone has to love the crazy adventurous men!!! 😉 And they need that love and support of their hobbies! So glad nothing bad happened!

    Chelsea Anne

  21. HOLY NERVE WRACKING!!!! glad you trusted your gut and everything turned out ok.

  22. I’m glad he was ok, though I would have liked to hear the rest of the story!! And, even though I’ve never met Danny, through your posts I feel like you two are a great role model for marriage. :)

  23. Hey love!
    i am glad everything is fine with your husband!
    It must be really scary to be at home and have no clue where he is at or what could of happened to him.

    By the way i am Melina and i recently started writing my own blog. I been following yours since day one. You and your family are truly amazing! Hope we can keep in touch <3

  24. liz! that is so scary.
    i’m glad that everyone is safe.
    xo

  25. that is nuts girl!!! i am so glad he is alright!

    ~selina

  26. My goodness, I was wondering what the situation was that you mentioned. I’m so glad he’s safely back home! That puts a knot in my stomach just thinking about what it would be like if my husband were missing. How scary!

  27. lizbit!! so glad he’s ok!!!!! i read this and was so worried for you guys. lots of love and peace your way.

  28. Thank God is okay! I can imagine how relieved you are because I hate when I can’t get in touch with my husband for a few hours. (He’s one of those people who are always on their phones.)

  29. Glad to hear all is well…definitely would make for a long day.

  30. i was so nervous reading this post. glad they were found!

  31. So happy to hear he was found. I’ve been in a similar situation before, I agree with everything you said. This was my first time reading your blog…but will be back!!

    http://www.evolvmag.com

  32. so scary!! Very glad your hubby is ok!!

  33. Just seeing this post now! OH MY GOSH! Those things are so terrifying. I’m glad Danny is back safe & sound.

    Just last spring, my in-laws went canyoneering in Solome canyon in Arizona. It was my Father-in-law, my mother-in-law & two sisters-in-law. They lost one rope down the first repel, & on the last repel (down a tall, icy waterfall) my father-in-law got stuck. The rope got wedged between two rocks & he had to push off the wall in order to breathe. The waterfall was crashing on his face for over an hour! He ended up tying himself to the other rope, cutting himself free (with a knife Chris gave him for Christmas) and repelling down that. There wasn’t enough rope to go all the way to the bottom, so he jumped another 15-20 feet into the freezing water.

    Luckily there were no more repels after that, but they all got hypothermia from all the freezing water. We were all so grateful they arrived home safely.

  34. that is so scary! thank the good Lord he is back safe and sound!

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