I apologize for my lack of posts. Life has been so busy lately. March in general is a busy time for my family and I. We celebrate several birthdays this month, including my husband and two children. We are in the middle of March break here and as my son takes a moment to play by himself, I thought I would take a moment and catch up.
Despite being so busy, I’ve enjoyed every moment of it. And, my energy level seems to be keeping it up! As someone who’s chronically ill and who suffers from depression, I’m learning to make everyday count and to appreciate the little things in life.
We started the month off with my husband’s birthday. We spent the evening at home with the kids and our parents. It was such a blessing to actively participate in conversations and taking care of the clean up – which in the past had proven to be very difficult. We also celebrated the baptism of dear friend of mine’s baby boy. There’s something to be said about the power of friendship. Spending time with friends creates positive energy for me that I carry for days.
Last week we celebrated my daughter’s 3rd birthday, followed by her party that weekend. What a blast! I’ve never seen my daughter so happy and full of smiles. It took quite some time and planning but her birthday party came out perfect. I am so blessed to have been able to play with her, dance with her, eat with her and watch her laugh all day. Had her birthday been 3 months ago, there would have been no hope for me receiving any of those joys.
I am grateful for the ability to be home this week with my son, who’s off from school for March break. He’s definitely pushing me to the max and testing just how much energy I have – he doesn’t stop moving! Who knew one four hold could hold so much energy! I am loving every minute I get to spend with him. He truly makes my heart so happy and keeps me laughing… it’s never a dull moment with this kid! In just 2 weeks, we will be celebrating his 5th birthday – I can’t wait!
This week I also had the opportunity to see my doctor, who says, I’m looking and sounding better than he’s ever seen me. My weight is at an all time high and my bloating is under control. My blood work has all come back normal… NORMAL… that never happens! Needless to say, I am extremely happy with my progress since the surgery.
I am so grateful for the people in my life who have taken some time to spend with me. I am feeling better than I have ever felt (minus the major joint point… my body is 29 going on 89!) Having the ability to sit and talk with those closest to me bring such joy to my life. I was in such a dark place the last couple of years and only now since my Crohn’s is back in remission have I been able to truly enjoy life’s little moments.
I never thought I would be able to sit for a moment and process my thoughts without sadness. I am truly, for the first time, in a very long time, happy. Happy. Happy tears. Music in my ears and my heart. Happy.