Howdy, friends and prayer partners! It has been a while since I reported in. I feel I've been dreadfully out of the loop. I haven't even had time to read after most of you the last few days, so I hope you're still out there. :) You wanted updates, so here goes. After my "Sunny Day" and "The Hat" blogs, I was (as you may well imagine) feelin' mighty fine. My stamina up, back in the saddle, life good. However, as most of you know, sometimes, after a sunny Tuesday, there lies a mean and nasty Friday lurking in the shadows. Anyway, the weekend was a bit rough. I sat still in my chair for lots of hours. :) But this week has been better! I don't think I really understood how nonlinear the recovery process would be. One doesn't just get better. One gets better, and then worse. Then much better...oh, then worse again. But all in all, I think the better side outweighs the worse! So that's GOOD NEWS! Last night I was at the Academy Spring Program, and my chest was really hurting. I was feeling a bit sorry for myself, when along came a gentleman who has been struggling for about a year with cancer and doesn't have long to live. He was asking how I was, smiling broadly, and saying how we had to stick together. Needless to say, I felt like a total whiny jerk. Praise God for reality checks every once in awhile. I am SO BLESSED!
GBS is in its wild slide to the end of the year, and all of my girls are feeling it. I called them all together last night for a little "You Can Make It There's Only Four Weeks Left So Don't Lose Your Focus And Get Careless With The Rules" pep talk. I think it went over OK. I really think I've got the best group of kids in the world. They're just tired and overwhelmed, so we talked about keeping their priorities straight and not losing perspective -- something that's good for me to hear as well. I really do love them. They can make me crazy at times, but they also bring me lots of joy. (One of them was battling pink eye recently and complained to me that her eyes were really "itchified". I hate it when that happens.)
Well, that's it in a nutshell -- a rather large nutshell as I look back over it. Oh well, you got the walnut version. Have a happy day!