I am very grateful for this little number here. My dad hooked us up before the "break". This newest member of our family has come in very handy. It is really hubby's chair, but he loves me so much that it's mine for now. It reclines, 0-gravity, it's motorized, oh, and did I mention, it massages, too? Yeah, it's really good for my circulation, since I don't get up from it to often. (btw - do you know how many judge shows are on during the day? just curious. I do, and it's a whole lot!!)
I needed to find a few reasons to be grateful right now. I'm up late cause I can't sleep and I don't want to take any nor-cos. As I was lying in bed I was thinking of all the things I want to be able to do, which I haven't been able to do for the past 18 days..... I hope to come out of this with new appreciation for my body and what it can do for me.
I am thankful to be able to:
stand at the kitchen sink and do dishes
carry loads of laundry to the laundry room and wash/fold clothes
tuck my kids in at night
take a shower by myself
(sorry, no picture of that one ;)
get dressed by myself
drive a car
(I was going to re-start a program called couch potato to 5k in 8 weeks. I did it before but never finished. I am ready to face a new year and be a new me.)
take my kids to school
go to church
Truthfully, I'm doing ok. My spirits are high & low. The pain comes and goes. BUt the love of my life is right next to me. No matter where I am each day. He has become the mom/dad. He cleans, he cooks (so do the ladies from church :), he taxi's the kids around, he coaches Andrew's baseball team, he's opening a new business, he works for my dad a few days a week, he worries constantly about me (we even have separate blankets in bed so he won't accidently hurt me).
I love you, babe. Thanks for taking care of me. I owe you one!
(see why Im so thankful. now I will be thankful to go to bed and fall right to sleep!)