There is nothing quite like the Universe giving you a kick up the behind after you lament how things are not quite what you hope them to be, by getting you to break up with your appendix, and forcing you to be on bed rest for two weeks.
Two weeks where you can’t look after your children as you should, because you can barely walk, or bend, or put on your pants in under two minutes.
Two weeks where you are forced to sit up on the couch for most of the day, helpless, and thinking twice before you decide yes, you do need to go to the bathroom.
Two weeks where you have no choice but to ask for help – help to get in and out of bed, off and on the couch, to and from the bathroom, and help with the children, where your baby may possibly be weaned sooner than planned because you haven’t been able to nurse him.
Friends, I have been humbled.
I don’t think there can be a better wake up call than this. Where I have been forced to look at my life and realize a few things that I have been taking for granted, and haven’t really taken time to be grateful for.
December is the time of the year where we celebrate all that we have achieved this year; where we hold our loved ones closer; where we look back on our year and resolve to do better, be better; where we vow that next year is the time to start fresh.
But this December, I choose instead to start anew NOW. Because life is short. Life is your appendix telling you that you need to look at what you have and be grateful for all of that – and not wait until January.
I am grateful for my husband, who has been tirelessly looking after me and the household, and having a good sense of humor. I am grateful for his parents for stepping up and looking after my boys (I miss them so much) while I recuperate. I am grateful for my sister who is determined to ensure I at least have a fun time convalescing. I am grateful for all of YOU for your well wishes, prayers, healing thoughts and friendship.
My memory captured this month? Saying goodbye to my appendix. You’re not that useless after all.
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