I’m so very thankful this morning as I reflect on the past six months. I’ve been rather quiet on this site and I’m so thankful for your kind emails and your patience.
You see, I promised myself that this blog would never be a place of illness, cancer, or ungratefulness. And it NEVER will be. So when life happened and we were faced with some scary scenarios unfolding, Jeff and I were suddenly stopped in our tracks. I’m not going to get into details because I’m ok now. And we haven’t shared much with others because we have a teenager, who is very aware, sensitive to our feelings, and involved in social media. Jeff and I have wanted as much normalcy for her as possible as she has adjusted beautifully to her transition as a freshman in high school.
We are great now. I am just working hard to lose additional weight from the side effects of idleness, medication, etc. I have a long road ahead of me with losing weight, but Jeff and the kids are cheering me on and I will see a strong, athletic self again in the future. I will. I must.
I’m looking forward to sharing things I’ve learned and blog about more items off my 39 list that I’ve completed in the coming days.
I turn 39 in 19 days and couldn’t be happier and more scared. I’m happy and grateful for life. I’m thrilled that I can start working on a 40 list even though circumstances have prevented me from completing this year’s 39 list. I’m reminded that life is so fleeting, and I want to make sure that I am living the width and height of every moment I am blessed with. And that will always be more important than checking off items of a list. My list serves as a mere reminder to live life intentionally.
So today I am grateful.
I’m grateful for being winded when running on my Couch to 10K. The feeling of my lungs hurting reminded me that I was alive. That feeling is so much better than numbness brought about by illness, fear, and depression.
I’m grateful for my health and ability to take care of others. I am much happier as a nurse, especially when you have great veins.
I’m grateful for my superheroes, even when they are scared by wolves.
I’m grateful for life changes with Rebecca that have left me proud and faced with the sobering realization that her time at home is passing too quickly. Car washes, belly giggles, and sisters are the best.
I’m grateful for my Heavenly Father that knows how many hairs I have upon my head. When I stop to take that in, I’m simply amazed.
And I’m grateful for this community despite my absence.
Life is good. See you tomorrow.
Blessings sweet friends – JennyTweet