Yesterday I received some very welcome and good news. Phew! After all the stressing of the last two weeks I was given a positive diagnosis and life can resume as normal (hmm... well our normal anyway).
I am looking on this as a positive experience. It may not have felt like it at the time but I have learnt a lot from it...
1. I am stronger than I give myself credit for
2. Valium does. not. work.. back to rescue remedy for me.
3. I should probably get some help with my debilitating needle phobia.
4. I am usually a pretty extroverted person but when something is really weighing me down I draw into myself and just want to be alone. And thats ok.
5. I have amazing friends and family who have helped me with my kids, distracted me and prayed for me. I am thankful.
6. I turn to God when times are tough and I need to do this ALL the time. This post here really spoke to me yesterday. Why am I so afraid to surrender?
7. I need to get healthy. I need to lose weight and exercise. Shopping at the mall is not exercise. But, none of those flimsy New Years resolutions for me and no more fad diets. This needs real action and change. I love this blog and through her recommendations I am reading a great book called In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. Its fantastic and I totally get it!
8. I am blessed. My life might not be perfect but I have so many blessings to be thankful for.
9. My blog is mine. I will write what I want to write and if I only get one comment per 500 hits thats ok... NOT!!!! Seriously people!! I love comments!!
So I am joining back in with the mad rush to Christmas, but taking time out to be thankful and remember what Christmas is REALLY about.