Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sleep Brings New Perspective

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!


Melissa and Jessie said...

I wish that I could be there to help you out. You are awesome, just continue to be the amazing person that you are, and I know you will be amazed at the amount of blessings the Lord will pour out on you. I know you are already aware of these. Love you!

Jackie Dillard said...

Oh Jodi, I loved talking to you yesterday--it's like you said, it's great talking to someone who understands. I'm always here for ya Jodi and you are more than welcome to call me anytime--I love talking to you. I hope that today is a much better day, and just remember that it's okay to feel the way you do--happy, frustrated, overwhelmed, excited, etc..--we feel things for a certain reason! Thanks for talking! I love you! :)

Nichole Giles said...

It's tough to live so far away and know you need help. I'm sorry to know you've had such a rough couple of days, but glad to know you're feeling better today.

Have you seen a chiropractor? What about a massage therapist? I wonder if a wonderful deep tissue massage would help? I can imagine that laying in those flat, terrible hospital beds for such a long time has thrown you completely out of alignment. I hope you find some relief soon.


The Hall's said...

I'm sorry its still not going well. I wish I had the answers to all the problems. Its a blessing though that you have people like these who can bring perspective. I didn't realize yesterday was horrible for you, I would have taken the little guys! Remember that I'm three doors away:)and know that the prayers are still going strong and you are still an amazing person admist this trial. Hope you have a restful Sunday, talk to you soon!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jodi, I am just catching up on all you've been through in your last several blogs. Hang in you day at a time. You will make it through this I know you will. I am always around the corner for a walk or anything. Even if we were to just walk in silence I would love it or if you need to unload anytime day or night. Keep the faith ane remember we're all in this together.

Love Nancy