Friday, May 7, 2010

My kids will tell you that I have lots of "favorite people." Perhaps it's true. Perhaps I'm just very blessed to know the most amazing people on earth, or at least many of them.

Recently one of my favorite people, a lady I respect and think of as the ultimate homemaker and an inspiring mother, recommend a classic book to me. She had inspired me awhile ago to become a reader of the classics. I bought a book called, "The Well Educated Mind" and started my journey with Don Quixote. Don't even get me started on my opinion about what a waste of time that was. Yes, I finished the whole book, but only because I have integrity, and perhaps a little insanity. Well, this favorite person told me that one of her favorite books is "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. I was a little concerned. See, she's a romantic and well one of my faults is that I'm not. But I was intrigued and went right home to order the book. "Pride and Prejudice" arrived yesterday. I picked it up at the mailbox on my way to soccer practice. And, guess what? Much to my surprise, it not only captivated me for 2 full hours at soccer practice, but I also read it for another 30 minutes in middle of the night when I couldn't sleep. I even read more today and am looking forward to more downtime to read. So, my friend, thank you!

Another one of my favorite people came over to visit for a while. I've told you about her before. I call her my "relocated angel" and continue to selfishly believe that her family was relocated here just for me. :) She is also an avid reader, an incredibly intelligent woman, and an amazing mother. While I enjoyed the yummy fruit smoothie that she surprised me with, we had a great conversation about Great Books. I can't wait to see her list of really great books! She really lifted my spirits today! Thank you, my angel friend for not letting me cancel today.

Tonight, another one of my favorite people who I consider to also be one of my heroes called me. She called with a simple question. An hour and a half later when I hung up, I felt so blessed that we were able to talk tonight. As she shared her experiences with me, it was like hearing a second witness of just how much Heavenly Father is involved in every detail of our life! Our stories are very different, but there are many parallels. And, the overriding theme in our life seems to be God knows each of us individually. He loves us and our lives are in HIS hands. Every single detail. I bet if you look at your life, you'll discover the same thing.

I'm off to bed now, but I just felt so blessed tonight that I had to share with you. I know many of my favorite people read this blog. Thank you for letting me share my journey with you. It helps me to remember my blessings when I share them with you! And, to all of you who I know and love and admire ... well, maybe some of you don't even realize that you, too, are one of my favorite people ... thank you all. Thank you for being heroes in your lives. Thank you for setting such good examples to me. Thank you for reminding me of what's really important in life. Thank you for loving me even with all my flaws! Perhaps some day I can tell each of you all the good I see in your lives.

Good night all...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I made it through yesterday with only a small amount of bone pain. I took Ryan to see his Pediatrician just for a well-child care check up. By the time I got home, I was really wiped out. I must have overdone it. Last night I started having a lot of nausea again and a severe headache. The good news is that the anti-nausea medicine actually worked. :)

The best part of my day yesterday: fresh raspberries, the best whole wheat bread ever and a yummy dinner! Thanks, my sweet friends!

Monday, May 3, 2010

No Bone Pain, please

Yesterday was a rough day. The shots they give me to rebuild my white blood cell count cause severe bone pain, especially in my lower back. I've never had such severe pain in my life. Severe kidney infection, painful. Doesn't even compare. Back labor, painful. Doesn't even compare.

I tried taking pain pills last night, but they didn't seem to help. I just kept reminding myself that the effect of the shots should wear off by Monday.

So, today is Monday. Please, no bone pain.