One of the most important things I have learned is that it's not all so bad. :dance2:
We reconfigured the shower in our bathroom before my surgery. We added a plastic chair and a removeable shower head that you can just sit down and hold in your hand, (real name-brand shower massaging action, thank you.) I never had that before, just a sorry old shower head that barely dripped any water at all. I really look forward to my daily "princess" shower now. I think I could sit there for hours, or until the hot water ran out!
Someone has cooked a *home-cooked* dinner for us for a whole week now, and the prospects are really good that it's gonna hold up for a few more days, too! The teenagers are having fast-food withdrawl, but they aren't complaining either. They even drank milk for dinner tonight.
I *never in my life* got so many pretty flowers and nice gifts.
I even got a cookie bouquet today. People that I never expected to hear from are calling and checking on me.
I actually got to sit down a watch an entire movie today with my 14 year-old son that will be starting high school next week. Not too many opportunities for a working mom and a teenage son to just sit down and watch a movie in the middle of the afternoon.
(Did I mention that we have been eating *home-cooked* food?)
My house still seems clean enough to me, even though it's been nearly two weeks since I nearly killed myself cleaning it before surgery. Haven't even thought once about pulling out a dust rag or vacuum cleaner.
My sister that I rarely get to see actually spent one whole day with me at the hospital. She and my mom saved me from *death* when my one and only hot flash hit after I awoke from surgery. They each grabbed a magazine a fanned for about 15 minutes!
(Did I mention that my mom fixed her world-famous chocolate cake and brought it over today?)
I have had some wonderful quiet moments to just sit and do nothing at all.
I have also had some wonderful moments in quiet time with God, and He has demonstrated that He is there for me, once again.
I have one of the best doctors in the country right here just a few miles from my house, as well as terrific hospital. I made a new friend while I was in the hospital, as my nurse was the wife of someone I work with. She took extra special care of me, I know. We had a good time getting to know one another a little bit better. (Wow, she knows me really good now!)
I also stand in amazement of the human body and what it is capable of.
I have had a marvelous time visiting with the Hystersisters for several weeks now, and I feel that not only am I better for it, but maybe I can help someone else, too.
(Did I mention the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake that my friend brought over tonight?)
Truthfully, these are some recent entries from my daily gratitude journal. If you haven't started one, I highly recommend it! It is truly soul-saving for me.
Take care sisters.