Today is my husband and my thirty-first anniversary! We are going to St. Augustine, Florida for a few days to celebrate. We LOVE it there!
Pondering the subject of this month’s post to the IWSG my fingers gently rub the new scar I now sport upon the side of my abdomen and realize I’m a lucky woman. Appendicitis is nothing to sneeze at, literally (it hurts like you know what!), and I feel blessed to have come out of it with only healing to do and a scar. When I woke up after the surgery I thought instantly of the Madeline books I used to read as a kid. The very first one is about little Madeline having to go to the hospital to get her appendix out, and how the other girls from her school, when they come to visit her, are so envious! Ha. I wouldn’t be, having now gone through it.
So I could whine about how much writing I’m NOT getting done right now. But I won’t. I will, instead, be grateful for the new challenges I face, because I will heal and be able to work out and have energy again soon. Though I still tire easily, today marks the fifth week since my surgery, which leaves one week left before I can begin in earnest to get back on top of things and WRITE.
I am, truly glad to have time to catch up on life in a slow way, cooking, gardening, talking with family, snuggling our pup and, of course, adoring my husband who has taken great care of me. So this month my advice is, smile. Challenges in life are here to stay. Trust in a smile to help you march on.