After a very difficult day yesterday, I am doing much better this morning! Tolan convinced me to call it quits for the day around 9pm, so he got me some pain killer and a valium (which I almost never take, but seemed like a good option to help me get some rest) and I went to bed around 9:30pm. Thanks to my sweetie for making me slow down! Well, today I feel sooo much better about life, even though I am still in a lot of pain. Funny how sleep can change everything!
Another thing that changes everything is perspective. Just ask my friends Jackie, Jason, Heather, and my Mom and Dad. :) They all helped me yesterday by giving me a little perspective on life. Jackie Dillard helped me realize (again) that it is OK to be frustrated, and it helps to talk to someone who knows what you are going through. Thanks for the call, Jackie. Jason reaffirmed that despite our bodies being in less-than-stellar conditions, they are still blessings to us, as they are the gift we have been given to get through this life (even if we feel like our bodies are older than our minds). Heather Doutre, well, she helped me so much, by seeing my need, taking Casen for the afternoon and then bringing in a much-needed and wonderful dinner! Mom is great to remind me that I can make things better by taking the time to rest (even when it seems impossible to do!) And my Dad shared with me stories of heart-breaking tragedies that others are facing, which reminded me, that although my life isn't perfect, I AM STILL ALIVE and KICKING and that is a huge blessing in itself.
Thanks to everyone for your continued support and love. Now, I am attempting to have a positive, get things done day...but if not, that is OK, too!