Isolating the Disappointment

In position on Opening Day 2010. Can't tell you how awesome it is.

Tomorrow morning will mark my two weeks since myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) attacked (see blog post My Bout With Mycarditis). The doctors rushed me to cardiology for fear that I was in the middle of a heart attack. Made no sense at all (relatively young, no history, healthy guy), but when you’re on the verge of cardiac arrest, you don’t argue. Myocarditis can be deadly, but we figured this out soon enough to get treatment.

I have to take it easy and get lots of rest. This is why I’m not going hunting with my kids, but I thank God I have the best hunting buddies in the world ready to fill in. They’re helping isolate the disappointment to just me, not my kids.

Isaiah and I drove all over Colorado Springs trying to find a specialty ammunition for two youth rifles we own (7mm-08). Grocery shopping on top of that. Part of the fun of hunting is stocking up on Snicker Bars, licorice and Doritos, the envy of the little kids who get to watch their older brothers and sister pack for the trip. There’s a magic in the air seeing them off.

The weather looks fantastic, and there is a full moon set for the weekend. The elk will be bugling all night as the hunting crew dreams of their trophy harvest. They’ll be at 9,000 feet in our outfitter’s tent, playing cards with the stove keeping thing warm, camo gear hanging outside to keep the scent as natural as possible. They’ll get up at 3:00 am on Saturday morning anxious to head into the forest for their chance to take down a bull.

My, how I wish I were going. But I absolutely exhausted myself just driving around town yesterday. Validation not to push it. I’ll be praying for Lydia, Isaiah and Micah this weekend, for safety and success.

About Chris Jeub

Chris is the father of 16 children, busily running the family businesses and learning the depths of love along the way.

  • BJ

    You’re all in our prayers!  May God bless you with healing and strength, and the fortitude to sit and do very little for a while!  May he keep your precious ones safe as they hunt.  And, if it be His will, may your freezer be well stocked with meat from the hunt!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BZXHT7XDXDDSOBCWGPTUGYGV5Q Elizabeth

    Better safe than sorry. I have a daughter and son-in-law who are crazy on hunting so I can appreciate how hard it is not to go.

  • Marie Stout

    Chris, continuing to pray for you, and praying that Lydia, Isaiah and Micah have a successful and safe venture!

  • http://www.jeubfamily.com Chris Jeub

    I’ve got hunting updates at this link: http://jeubfamily.com/2011/10/15/praying-for-safety-and-success/

    Micah dropped a cow at 10:30 am opening morning!!!

  • Ronald Stauffer


    Your children are awesome!  It was a real privilege to take them hunting with us.  You are a wonderful Dad, and I can see their great respect for you and Wendy.  Thank you for the honor of entrusting them to me.

    • http://www.jeubfamily.com Chris Jeub

      And you’re about as good a friend a guy could ask for. Thank you for doing this for me, Ron. I love you, brother!