In the midst of dizzy I found...
I'm often quite struck with the thoughtfulness that comes from such a diversity of people too. We received a delicious meal last Friday, just spur of the moment. Susan, the lasagna was restaurant -worthy and wonderful! We devoured it over the weekend. Thank you for nourishing and enriching our lives with your always thoughtful gestures!
I also found...
A compassionate soul in a young girl.
This beautiful scarf came in the mail from the young daughter of a high school classmate of mine. Katie said she saw this yarn at the store and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, thought I might enjoy a warm pink scarf to wear. Besides, she is a hockey sister, and knew that I am a hockey mom and we will both spend numerous hours freezing in the cold at the hockey rink. I'm extremely touched that she would think of doing this for me. Thank you Katie, Kristen and Marty!
I also found...
You see, I asked God for a bit of a distraction, to help me focus elsewhere so I wouldn't get too mired in dizzy. Apparently someone was listening. Isn't that how it goes? One thing comes to occupy our every waking moment, and in asking to be distracted? Boy, was I ever.
I would have to say this provided a major distraction ... it seems that my incision is revolting against the stitches again. Fluid is leaking out and about an inch of my incision is crusty and scabby again. I had to make an emergency visit last Friday to Dr. Bouton. He was reassuring in that he still thinks I am healing. That whatever fluid was in, has mostly come out again. And the layers should want to go together, rather than separate. I will see him again later this week. See? Distracted, and reassured.
These were awaiting me when I returned home. My mother brought them for me and then stayed and watched the kids so Rick and I could go to our hockey social. I was way too happy to see so many of my favorite hockey people to worry about either dizziness or leaking incisions that won't heal.
Then, I found love, unexpected in my mail box.
Saturday morning these arrived from my dear blogging friend, Robin, from All Things Heart and Home. She is the sweet friend who for 4 years now, has sent Sara and I pink warm fuzzy socks, and we have days that call for all of us to wear them together. In honor of Sara, I have a feeling I will wear these and think of her and our special Robin, often. Thank you Robin! Robin has a beautiful blog that inspires, one you should definitely visit!
And thats when "joy" showed up.
Speaking of Sara, this morning, after a long night with a frazzled and tired out boy, who is surrendering to stress he feels coming at him from everywhere, well this was peeking out of my mailbox. Its my Gitzen Girl inspired necklace made by Donna of Beans and Beads. I ordered it just last week. The little silver cap on top of the bead says "Sara."
I'm reminded often, in all of this, the messy of our lives, we always have a choice. Today, the choice is easy, Joy is what I will reach for. How about you? What do you find in the midst of messy?