I am feeling the best I have in a couple of years. I have adapted to the changes in my body due to having several organs removed, resected, and rearranged. I am regaining strength and energy. My days are busy...and filled with good things. Often they have gotten too busy...but I have a hard time not just trying to fit in ALL of the things I want to do. I push myself until I am exhausted...and feel SO incredibly grateful to be able to do it.
I am captaining a tennis team that I think is advancing to sectionals this summer. We have been practicing so much...and I have had to work even harder to make up for my numb legs, lack of muscle from being hospitalized, and other set backs. I am teaching at least 2 zumbAtomic (kids zumba) classes a week at our local gym...plus extra ones at local schools to promote FUN fitness for kids. I volunteer and teach music twice on sundays to kids from 3-11 years old though my church...and LOVE that opportunity even though it takes a lot of time. I have been given some chances to speak on my experience and share the message of HOPE during trials...and that has been amazing. Plus...I am first and foremost...a mom to my girls and wife. Beyond being a soccer shuttle, a volunteer at the school, a preschool carpool, and all of the other things that are part of the daily grind... I have to say that I FEEL SO GRATEFUL TO BE BACK in MY LIFE...being able to do it all. Some days, I'll admit... I am worn out and spread thin...but it is such a blessing!
I sometimes have to slow down amidst the amazing chaos of life and remember where I was just a last year....and I am amazed at the miracles that have transpired.