This morning I adorned my ears with this dazzling pair of soccer earrings. They were a gift from my niece Marianne when we visited her in Germany five years ago during the World Cup. I wore them today to watch the final game of the Women's World Cup, played in Germany.
But plans went awry when my husband John expressed concern about the strange pain he felt in his chest. After a 9-1-1 call, an ambulance ride, an emergency room CT scan, and another ambulance ride to an intensive care unit, all is well. Some pesky blood clots made their way into his lungs, but blood thinners should have him home again soon.
We missed watching the soccer game together, and while we would have loved to see the US team win, we're happy for the Japanese who have overcome so much adversity this year.
Of all of the places we have been in the past three weeks--airports, airplanes, bike rides through the French countryside, museums in Paris, a train ride to Chartres, a layover in Iceland, even home in VA--here in PA is the best place for John to receive treatment and to recover. So we're smiling, and looking forward to watching another great soccer game together before too long.