Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Watching the Weather

Now that Jeff has a motorcycle, he watches the weather every night to see what tomorrow is going to bring. If it is not suppose to rain, then he gets to ride to work. He didn't ride it a lot during the winter of course but now that the weather is getting better, he can hardly wait for morning.

He knows I love quotes and so he told me one that he found the other day about motorcycles...I am not sure how I was suppose to put that in my blog but he was so excited about it, so here it is ....


That certainly has been true with him, I have never seen anyone enjoy something so much. Many wives have said, I can't believe you let him get a motorcycle, first of all ... I should say that I bought it for him and second of all...I guess after this whole cancer experience I have realized that I can't live in fear about everything. It is probably one of the best gifts I have ever given to him and so it was worth it, because it MOVES HIS SOUL!

The last couple of days have been hard for me because for some reason my energy level has been low again. I am not trying to over due, but just am tired as soon as I get up. I have a call out to my DR and hopefully he will tell me what he thinks is going on. But for now, I just need to appreciate that I am getting up each day and I am still feeling better than I was a month ago, so I am trying to count my blessing.

I also am getting quite stiff in my arm and incision area and a bit more tender, not sure if that is normal or not but I am getting that checked out too. I so want to be done with this whole process but I have to remember it is ...a process and I have to take it one day at a time. So when I read this article about weather, it seemed to fit for today. I need to enjoy and appreciate each day and the lessons that are to be learned from it.


"Any day I'm vertical

is a good day"

...that's what I always say.

If you ask me,

"How are you?"

I'll answer, "GREAT!"

because in saying so,

I make it so.

When Life gives me dark clouds and rain,

I appreciate the moisture

that brings a soft curl to my hair.

When Life gives me sunshine,

I gratefully turn my face up

to feel its warmth on my cheeks.

When Life brings fog,

I hug my sweater around me

and give thanks for the cool shroud of mystery

that makes the familiar seem different and intriguing.

When Life brings snow,

I dash outside to catch the first flakes on my tongue,

relishing the icy miracle that is a snowflake.

Life's events and experiences

are like the weather -

they come and go,

no matter what my preference.

So, what the heck?!

I might as well decide to enjoy them.

For indeed,

there IS a time for every purpose

under Heaven.

And each season brings its own unique blessings.

Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger.        

~BJ Gallagher


I know that there are different seasons in our lives to teach us different things and I have to admit, I didn't want Cancer for second time.But I have once again, had an incredible journey and have learned things that I know that I would have never learned in any other way. I have met people, who have taught me so much by their courage and faith. Yes, it has been a hard road but oh ....I have grown so much. So I am going to head to bed and remember to be grateful for what ever the weather is ...in the morning!

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