I had my six weeks post-op appointment with the neurosurgeon a couple of days ago. As he went over the various questions he had for me and I saw his response to my answers I got a fresh perspective on the whole situation. To me it seems like recovery is taking a long time, but he seemed both pleased and surprised with my progress and all I have regained. It reminded me how much I have to be thankful for!
I'm beginning to feel and function almost like a "normal" person. How exciting is that!?
And apparently along with feeling more normal, I'm also rather busy. I started this several days ago and I'm finally getting back to it. Right now I'm in the classroom looking out at my busy little tribe. For the moment everyone is busy and there is nothing to grade. For the moment no one needs my computer for doing math so, for the moment, I'm free to write.
I keep looking around trying to figure out where the summer has gone. The days are cooler and cooler. The leaves are beginning to change. Autumn is definitely in the air, but it seems like it was just spring. It seems like we were just rejoicing in the longer, warmer days.
When I think about all that has happened since spring it is no wonder that I feel it has gone by in a blur.
There was the trip to China in June.
Since getting home just over two months ago, twenty-three of the children we saw have been matched with families. Twenty-three!! Do you have any idea how many photos have been edited and uploaded, how many blog posts have been written, and how much time has been spent communicating with families for twenty-three children to be matched? Even though most of this falls on other people I am minimally involved.
Add to that having major surgery and recovery. Add having a stomach bleed and having my iron level hit low, low levels.
Add editing photos for families who were already matched and for other things such as fundraising events...
Add starting school...
I think you must be getting the picture...
I feel so blessed to be involved in these things that I love doing! How blessed am I that the things I love so dearly, family, photography, and advocacy, fit together so beautifully? How blessed am I that I can do these things in spite of the health challenges I have faced?
Today my heart is so full of gratitude.
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