Yesterday was a truly remarkable day! Actually, to anyone else, it probably wouldn't seem like anything but "normal", but that was the part that was so wonderful. It was a very "pre-tumor" normal sort of day. :)
I got up early to make the kids their favorite blueberry muffins for breakfast, then after I got ready, I decided to be ambitious and get cookin'. So, Casen, Daven and I got out all the ingredients and made 3 pans of lasagna, one for dinner, 2 for the freezer. The boys had a blast helping on this one. Casen cooked all the meat and Daven helped me spread the meat and cheese layers on the pasta noodles. They were great helpers.
As a reward for their excellent help, we went to our favorite children's musuem, the Treehouse Museum. We played (hard!) for 2 hours, then I dropped Casen off at preschool. Daven and I came home for lunch and I did some work for a few hours. Next I picked up the big kids from school and we came home and did homework together.
We had our lasagna, plus garlic bread, beans and a fresh "green" smoothie for dinner and I made chocolated bliss cookies for dessert. Then we really got busy and spent 2 hours making some toys out of yarn and plastic bags. This was our version of Maori Poi balls, which we saw at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii. They turned out great (the second pair better than the first) so now all the kids have their own set.
By the time we finished it was bedtime for everyone, so all the kids went to bed and Tolan and I followed a short time later.
See, totally normal. But the remarkable part was that I was able to "keep up" and keep going all day long! No breaks, rests or stops the whole day, and yet I had energy and felt good! No headaches, pain or problems! What a tremendous blessing!
Everywhere I go, people continue to remark on how much I have improved in such a short period of time. Yesterday made it evident that the healing is happening to me as a whole, not just my paralysis and physical struggles. I am so grateful for that wonderful, remarkable, normal day! :)