Well today I had quite the day,
My sister and her boys left at seven thirty in the morning.
They were so good when they were here,
the dogs love having them around too,
Both dogs love to play soccer, so with the boys here they were in heaven.
I felt like crying after they left today but I will see them in a month,
They were really excited about getting home and being able to play
with all their computer games, etc. and to sleep in their own beds.
I can't tell you the fun I had with them.
Also today I spoke to one of my Aunts and her daughter.
My Uncle had passed away on Thursday evening.
He was 80. My Aunt had been in the hospital with us when my
Dad died. She was very pleased to hear from me,
and well we had a good cry then, and then I talked to my cousin
and we had a very good talk, of course with some tears too.
I showed very good restraint today, I wanted to eat oh yes I did.
But I did not, I pulled myself together and had to redo my
makeup and off we went to my MIL's 85 birthday.
There was about 25 of us,
Her five sons and one daughter were all together,
We had a wonderful time,
I had the best barbecued salmon I had ever tasted.
Everyone there was amazed at my energy level
and how much better I look since my operations.
The oldest one there at the party was our 92 year old Uncle,
one of the nicest men you will ever meet.
It was nice today to be around family,
things in life happen and somehow we have
no choice but to deal with things.
We are all responsible for our own life, how we embrace each day,
each hurdle, each phase. I used to question why do things happen, etc.
Obviously someone knows that answer, our higher power.
That higher power gave me the strength to enjoy the day,
to be there for others and to know I was surrounded by love.
May we all remember what is really important.
We all have our different things in our lives,
today for me I did not worry about my size,
I thought of my health and how possibilities are opening all around me
as I gain some strength. I am exactly how I was meant to be today
Present and open to others.
I could have stayed in bed and cried,
Life is so fleeting I don't have time for such days.
I could wallow in past hardships that I choose to look at
as learning experiences, through each chapter of our lives
we become more of everything.
I hope you had your very best of days.
Sorry for being so long winded,
we all deserve to enjoy our lives.
Stay well my friends, until next time,