Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Has it been that long?

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!

9 comments:

AKA Jane Random said...

This post gets a big like. Great to hear you are doing better and that the Lord blessed you with a great Thanksgiving!

Halfords said...

So happy to hear such good news!

Natalie said...

What a fantastic Thanksgiving! I am so glad you are healing and feeling better. Keep smiling and know our prayers are with you!

Laurene said...

VERY EXCITING NEWS!!! GO SHANDA, GO!!!

Taz said...

"busy watching"? You should have been watching through the viewfinder on the camera.

The Atwood's said...

Yay for you! I love the story of your daughter saying the prayer with her friend. The faith of children is so extremely amazing. I've seen my kids prayers answered where mine were in vain and it was because I lacked the faith they had. Love those kids and really glad you are having such great days.

PalsRWe said...

AWESOME!!!! Your post made my heart beat fast with happiness!!! So wonderful that your body is starting the healing process. Love you girl :)

The Person Family said...

I'm so glad that you are healing! I've been thinking about you lately and I'm grateful that you're doing so well. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving to me. :)

Tracey said...

Hooray!!! Kayaking here you come!!!