I am here...and am doing well. I can't believe how much time has passed since I blogged. Life has been wonderfully busy. I am grateful that my energy is increasing so that I can actually be BUSY. What a welcome contrast from being stuck in a hospital or in bed!
Thanksgiving was wonderful...but we did it a bit different. I didn't have the energy to put on a huge dinner here, so we left town so that my kids could have a fun memory. We went to an indoor waterpark/fun center. It was perfect because there was NO ONE there...and I could sit on the side and watch while the kids had a blast. They needed to just have FUN...with no reserves...and THEY DID! They laughed, swam, played laser tag, bowled, rock climbed, mined for gems, mini golfed... and didn't miss turkey at all. I was so content to participate where I could but watch them and just soak it all in. The chance to spend time with my family is what I was most grateful for...and I got it!! I was so busy watching that I didn't really take pictures.
On a separate note: I am HEALING...and can tell a huge difference in my energy level. I can go all day without having to lay in bed from pain. I am even awake now when my husband gets home from work. I didn't last that long before. I am daily returning to my normal tasks and routines more and more and I can't tell you how amazing that feels. I REJOICE in laundry, carpooling, and the daily grind. I count my blessings that I can do them. For so long these past two years...I couldn't!