Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gratitude for the children!

I am so grateful for the children in my life. My granddaughters, my nieces, great- nieces and nephews, my friend's children, my adopted children (without the papers), and my own children. They truly make life worth living.
I haven't felt too well the last couple of days, because I am still struggling from pain. We actually tried some new exercises last week in Physical Therapy, which seemed to have made my neck worse. For over 3-4 days I have had a migraine, and I have been very discouraged. Once I got back to Physical Therapy, she adjusted my neck and we decided to drop some of the new exercises, and we are going to try a few different ones, hopefully they will help my neck get stronger and feeling better soon.
That is why I didn't write in my blog last night, I was struggling to find something positive to say. I feel like some times, I tell you too much. Yet I do feel that I need to be honest, just in case anyone else is going through tough times. I knew that I was feeling down, when I looked in the mirror yesterday, I thought I sorta look like a freak since my mastectomy. I was shocked that I felt that way. I normally don't think like that, I normally look at myself, and realize how grateful I feel to still be alive and able to enjoy my family. I realize my what a blessed woman I am to have my wonderful family and incredible friends and soooooooooo many blessings! Yes, I need to remember to keep my feelings and thoughts in check. Then remember this too shall pass!

When my little granddaughters came over today, I realized no matter how bad I feel, they make me smile and feel soooooooooooooo much better. I smiled today when I saw Jenny playing with my youngest daughter Lauren's favorite teddy bear. Yes, life is precious, it's the little things that make the difference.  I need to remember that today. Thanks dear friends, for always being there!!!

  "Every child born, has innate goodness."  ~Chinese Proverb

  "Children are one-third of our population and all of our future"

  "Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them."   ~Richard L. Evans

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