This has been a very busy weekend for me and my family. Actually, it is probably just "normal" which means busy for me. It was full every minute with activities, time with friends, practices for the kids, date nights, visiting with my young women, and a fabulous dinner with my siblings whose families are here in Utah. Overall, it was great, with the highlight being my afternoon spent with my family yesterday. My siblings are wonderful (and incredibly talented and smart) and we had so much fun together. We all played Bannagrams, a high speed "version" of Scrabble. It took me a while to catch the hang of it, and when necessary, I pointed out that I am still struggling with the effects of a brain tumor, which likely contributed to me losing many rounds of the game in a row. :) Great day!
I feel blessed today because I had another little miracle yesterday. As I sat in a church meeting, watching the broadcast of a new temple dedication, I suddenly heard and felt a little "pop" in my right ear. As though a switch had been flipped, some of my hearing was restored in my right ear! It was truly a blessing! I am anxious to see if this is permanent or temporary, but right now I am enjoying the added hearing. I am still not close to full hearing in that ear, but what a wonderful blessing for now to enjoy more functioning in my ear!
The challenges continue also, as they do with all of us. The busy days last week and through the weekend proved difficult for me to handle. By Friday I had a terrible headache again (often the result of over-doing it and not getting enough rest). This headache lasted throughout the weekend, and I only had some respite when I took strong painkillers. I know this is part of the recovery process, and clearly an indication that I need to slow down, but it was still a challenge. The hardest part of all, is that today my kids started school and this "busy" schedule is going to be the norm again now. That means it will be harder for me to take the breaks and get the rest my body needs to recover. Hmm, another balancing act, I guess.
I am still learning from my challenges and blessings every day. I guess that is what really matters in the end...that we keep on keeping on!