I wish we had thought to take some before pictures. But my friend Barb, started planting a seed for change a couple of weeks ago.
It started with her problem-solving about no computer in my bedroom and she was wondering if she could do something about that? Rick and I sat down and realized that either we could dock an iPad in our room, (Barb's idea) or he and I could share his work laptop.
With the amount of fatigue I am battling, plus some new found problems with my feet, sigh... I truly am letting go of some of the life I had planned... for the life that is waiting instead.
So lucky for me, Barb grew creative in how she wanted to provide some comfort in my room along with some fun.
And in keeping with my word of "embrace" for the year. I just let Barb create the vision in her head for my room. I could see her creative, designer side flourish on the spot. Her enthusiasm danced in her eyes. Her passion for decorating was evident in every breathe she took- every word uttered.
It took just a few hours on Saturday and Sunday for her with a little help from Superman to create this cozy, yet bright and fun space for me to use to write and blog or relax, without feeling like I needed to just be in bed.
This ledge above our bed has mostly remained empty, but Barb added lights and color and mirrors in a way that perfectly fit the space.
We also put a new comforter on the bed- it surprised us both. We had thought it was going to be a red stripe, but coral it is. Instead of getting overly concerned with the color, again- I am just embracing the splash of color it brings and the blessing I feel of something new.
Barb outdid herself in creating a peaceful and relaxing place for me to rest. In fact the biggest surprise and blessing, has been how much the entire family has come to hang out with me. Colton sits in the chaise, Nolan curls up on the bed or sits at the desk. Both boys have done homework while I read.
In the meantime, my mailbox has continued to receive blessings that I have a hard time finding enough words to express my gratitude for. I wrote out notes again this morning, but wanted my friends, Anne and her Aunt, in Massachusetts, to know how much they touched me.
It still amazes me every time I hear from a reader that I don't know I have. It truly blesses me.
Was doubly blessed yesterday to receive the surprise gift of yummy pumpkin bread and a huge batch of soup!! Thank you Rachel- truly made my day!
I'm leaving later this afternoon for my brain mri. I will have sedation and then a scan an hour later, and then home and dozing my night away.
As always I have my prayer list going with me for the hour of sedation prior to the scan. Anyone have a request for prayers I can add to my list? Sorry its such late notice.
I will see Dr. Foster in the morning for results. I welcome extra prayers that my brain shows signs of healing and that Dr. Foster's radiation treatment of my head has indeed obliterated my spots!
"We must be willing to let go of the life we had planned... " Amen.