In My House There’s Always Room For Jell-O

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it seems everywhere I turn there are tear-jerking stories being shown on TV.

Tonight, we came across one of those stories on an episode of American Idol where one of the contestants is helping her boyfriend recover from a stroke.

Less than a year ago, Jessica Phillips’ boyfriend suffered a stroke and it drastically changed their relationship. Jessica became more of a “caretaker” who helps her boyfriend with speech therapy everyday.

If you missed it you can watch it here.

Most people watching the story will be touched by Jessica’s love and determination, but I’m not most people.

Don’t get me wrong, I was touched by the story but it also scared me.

Tammy’s got a day’s worth of Jell-O ready for me.

Me: Oh man, I hope I never have a stroke. Cause Tammy would just hand me some Jell-O and the remote then leave sitting downstairs. She’d be all, “I ain’t teaching you how to read. I got stuff to watch.”
It’s not true.
Me: I know, but it’s funny.
Tammy: I mean, I don’t know that it’s not true but it’s prolly not true.

Then we saw a preview for an upcoming movie called The Vow, the true story of a newlywed couple recovering from an accident that puts the wife in a coma and the husband has to win her heart again.

Me: That’s what you want to happen to me. You want me to come home and say, “I don’t remember you,” so you could say, “Good cause you don’t live here and take this dumb dog with you.”
Tammy: I would NOT!! I love Savannah.

So in the unlikely event that I have a stroke, please feel free to visit me in the basement. I’ll share my Jell-O if you’ll help me learn how to read.

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6 Responses to In My House There’s Always Room For Jell-O

  1. D. Wommack says:

    Just Jello??? or Jello Shots??? For sure would make a difference in teaching you to read or talk!

  2. At least Savannah doesn’t have anything to worry about.

  3. Annie says:

    I bet Savannah could teach you to read again.

    • JWo says:

      It’s possible, but it would take me years.

      I say that because she’s only awake for about 3-4 hours a day, if even, so they would have to be some pretty intense sessions.

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