A Brain Aneurysm survivor learning that, “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
— E.M. Forester
Monday, January 2, 2012
Since my aneurysm, I just "brace myself" for the Christmas season, I didn't even have the energy to think or write about it until now, after a few days of quiet and sleeping. And, I confess all my shopping was done online at Amazon.com. I can't even imagine venturing out to a crazy, busy store. Between decorating the house, planning a large meal for Christmas at our house with Nate's family, then packing for a trip to my sister's house to celebrate a second Christmas with them, I completely depleted my resources. I usually live, a very quietstructured life to cope with my new limits/disabilities. You can only imagine the fatigue and confusion that accompanies me around Christmas time. It all seems worth it when I look back and see pictures of making snow angels, shoveling snow, eating snow (not yellow snow!!) and yes, even surfing in the snow!!!
There was mixing up scones for a
TEA PARTY with "TT" (yes, I am TT, short for 'Auntie'),
playing "peek a boo" with brother B,
Celebrating "Uncle Natey's" birthday,
and, of course, there were GIFTS of the material kind.
Amazingly, there was still energy for B to pretend she was a rock star,
and then, "TT" just need a 'silent night' (hahaha)
So, I guess the weeks of recovery will all be worth it and by next Christmas they will all just become cherished memories as I do it all over again, Lord willing!