Sunday, June 5, 2011


Well I have to document this so I don't forget.  I never want to take my health for granted!  I think sometimes in life I need these reminders so that I am more grateful for what I have.  I have been sick now 12 days.  I actually got out for the first time yesterday for a baptism.  Today I went to Sacrament meeting.  It is nice to get out but I just don't feel like myself yet.  I am still week and if I talk or move around too much I start having a coughing fit!  I really miss running around getting all the things done I need.  I am grateful for my health and I pray that it will be restored completely soon!

I can't even say I have gotten anything done because I couldn't really sit up and do anything.  So no quilting or getting done the 500 projects that are unfinished....just plain old rest and laying around.  When I get better I am committing to be more aware of peoples needs around me.  I have had some really kind people drop off a meal and I got a surprise card in the mail wishing me well.  Those little things are so appreciated.  I know I need to do it for others so that they feel loved.  I think that is a lost art even with church people.  I don't think we care for each other as much as they did in the past.  So I can't fix the world but I can commit myself to be a better person.  Our RS Pres. has been great.  I want to be like her.  She calls often and tries to help everyone.  I am suprised how few friends I really have.  I need to be a better friend to have friends.  I think it is because I spend so much time with my family.  I also am going to appreciate my family more and live my life more fully! 

London and I made a list of wishes of little fun things to do this summer from making homemade icecream and pizza on the BBQ to flying a kite and floating down the river.  We have quite a list and I can't wait to check each one off!

I also am going to eat better and start exercising again.  Life if to short not to be mobile.  I see all these older people that are heavy and they are crippled up in there 50's.  I want to be a rockin grandma and still walking around and gardening and flirting with the pool boy when I am 80!  That comes with work now.  So don't take for granted your health.  You may have to spend two weeks in bed to be reminded and I don't reccomend that for anyone!


Anonymous said...

Glad you are up and about. Take it easy though. You don't want to be back in that bed.
As for friends I find it hard to believe you don't have many friends. You are a very kind considerate person who usually has a smile on her face for everyone. I think what it is, is that they are caught up in their own lives.
I think it is great you spend alot of time with your family. London will never forget the things she did with her family and probably will pass them onto her own kiddies.
Love ya, Dot

Jocelyn said...

I hope you get your health back soon. It was wonderful to see you at Sacrament today! Sometimes the Lord gives us things in life (like sickness) to slow us down.

Let me know how your bbq pizza goes, I have heard of it but never had it.