The Night I Killed A Possum

07 July 2014


It's hard to believe that as of last Wednesday I was not only 15 weeks pregnant but my sweet husband and I have now been married for 9 years. I have been looking forward to getting to this anniversary for quite some time, mainly to finally start planning our 10 year vow renewal and trip to India. Now we have other things on the horizon with two little ones on the way our plans have changed.

Our anniversary was low key and involved a lot of time at the beach. I can't say I am disappointed because I am still too lazy to do any major traveling so it was a welcomed experience.

At dinner or bedtime each night we talked about memories that we have over the course of these years. One particular memory was the night I was driving to his job to bring him food and I ran over a possum. I cried all the way to his job and when he came out he though something terrible happened to me. When I told him I hit a possum he looked at me with big eyes and then belly laughed. I was so mad with him for laughing that he agreed to spend his break going back with me to the scene of the crime to really see if the possum was injured. We did find his corpse, there was blood and hair stains on the car. I started to cry again. He told me this weekend that he thought sobbing over a dead possum was absolutely ridiculous and he only stopped laughing to spare my feelings. He also said he went back to work and told all his friends. What a way to support your wife huh?

If we made it through moving, infertility, maturing, and killing a possum we can make it through anything.

Cheers to 9 years.

13 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I don't mean to laugh but this is kinda comical. I love that you cried! That just makes me KNOW deep in my knower that you are such a sweet sweet lady! I am just beyond happy for you and your hubs, and I love watching your journey! XOXOXO Happy (late) Anniversary!

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  2. Happy anniversary and congrats on 15 weeks! Glad to see you're out dipping your toes in the sand and sun too!

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  3. Oh yuck, running over an animal is the worst!! But 9 years of being marriaged to your best friend is something to smile about! :) Hope you and your twins are doing well!!

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  4. Happy anniversary! I was thinking about you this morning and wondering how you were so it's great to see an update!

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  5. Happy Anniversary! The trip to India would be awesome, but I think what will be in your hands will be even better!

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  6. Also holding back my laughter. There will much celebration next year, but probably on this continent.

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  7. Awe! Happy anniversary, Charity. Y'all make a wonderful couple and have certainly conquered quite a bit.

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  8. Smiling over here. Happy Anniversary, Charity!

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  9. awww so sweet of him to go back with you! I would have been upset too!

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  10. Love this story! For the record, anytime I see a dead bird (on the road, in a yard, on the sidewalk, etc) I call my hubby home and we bury it. I sing a song (usually the hymn "I'll fly away") and say a prayer before he covers it with dirt. I have been making him do this for years. I recently found out that often times he will find a dead bird in our yard but hurry and throw it into the bushes before I notice and plan a funeral service. hehe

    waitingforbabybird.com

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  11. haha I'm sorry I laughed at reading that! It's so cute. and actually supportive of him that even though he thought it was ridiculous he came along with you and gave you what you needed! Pretty sweet - even if over the poor possum! I had a similar experience with an owl hitting my windscreen when i was around 17. Driving back from work one night with my sisters boyfriend. it hit the windscreen, i knew what it was and stopped in the middle of a busy road and started crying. I was promptly told to drive Finley drive haha!
    poor little defenseless things!

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  12. Cheers to 9 years! My husband would have done the same thing to me if I had cried over a possum... I've only ever hit a squirrel and I had a van full of older ladies from church when it happened. Those lovely ladies went and announced it at church Sunday morning "We'd like to thank Suzanna for being such a good driver yesterday, even though she hit a squirrel". I was really more embarrassed than anything else with the squirrel situation... I know if I ever hit a cat though I'll probably be a wreck.

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