Thursday, February 12, 2009

Keeping Home a happy place.

I realized tonight when I was upset and frustrated about something, how quickly the atmosphere changed in our home. I am amazed and how quickly that could happen and to be honest with you... it was over something that I made too big of deal out of. I was tired and discouraged and took it out  on everyone else; not really on purpose but that really isn't an excuse. How true it is, that we protect our homes and family from many of the problems and evils of the world today. It there was ever some place that should be safe and happy should be our homes. I certainly didn't do that in my home tonight. I realized that life keeps trying to tear down our homes and families and it is vital that we stand up and fight for ours ...sometimes on a daily basis. It is important, our kids will notice the difference. So tonight before I go to bed, I need to write an apology note to everyone and leave it for them in the morning. I just keep learning and growing, but sometimes just way too late. I will work harder making tomorrow a better day.

Today was my 16th treatment. I had to ask the nurse a question today, it was "Is it normal to have stabbing like pains every now and then ,right at my incision sight?" The answer was "YES". The only bad thing is I was in such a hurry to go that I didn't find our is normal  to have random stabbing pain? That will be a great question to ask my DR when he comes back.

The last few days my skin seems to be getting more sore, some days it is hard to even wear Mrs. Doubtfire! Today was my last Physical Therapy appointment, the Therapist is hoping that I can do the rest on my own and that my swelling under the arm will get under control. It is important for me to keep up with my stretching exercises and massage for lymphatic draining, well at least as much as I can do. I will miss are the great conversations that my therapist and I had. She is a great lady.

Still tired from yesterday, so I laid low most of the day. I was able to take Angie on a walk this evening, it was a beautiful out but COLD, Angie loved it and Nana got her exercise in for the day. I was extra tired when we came back and never quite got any energy after that.

Well, I am beat and I need to head to bed. Here is a wonderful story that I had and thought it went with my post today. Take care and thanks again for you love and prayers.


                                                                       The Trouble Tree

                                                                                       - Author Unknown

I hired a carpenter to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job...a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit...and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start.
While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching tips of the branches with his hands.
When opening the door, he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.
"Oh, that's my trouble tree," he replied.
"I know I can't help having troubles on the job and in my life, but one thing's for sure, troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when  I come home. Then in the morning I pick them up again."

"Funny thing is," he smiled, "When I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before."

"To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right."   __________________Confucious

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