It’s been a little bit since I checked in with y’all…I’m sorry about the wait. Candidly, the last few weeks have been a little more difficult than I was prepared for them to be. As I sit down to write, I am finding myself trying to fight off some tears.
One of the most difficult things that happened recently is that we lost some friends and one of them quite suddenly. It’s nothing that you can ever be prepared for, and it always hurts. As I have searched for goodness in all of this, I am finding myself so grateful for folks that we’ve built such wonderful friendships with and who have touched us so deeply. When you really stop and think about it, I’m so blessed.
However, I’ve also had some hard days with my health. You know the doctor, insurance and pharmacy in my opinion are all part of our team and are supposed to work together with us – but quite simply put, that hasn’t been happening. At the very least, can’t they just return a call?
I find it so frustrating. I’ve had a few days where I’ve been concerned about leaving the house and then I worry that I’m a burden for Mike and Rainier. However, that’s not how they’ve responded – they’ve just leaned in to love me. How great is that? I have days where I feel like I’m a problem, but that comes from me, not them.
This week is the anniversary of my first seizure and here I am writing to you and just a few weeks short of the longest period of time I’ve been without a seizure. It’s amazing to experience the power of love and prayer isn’t it? And I am blessed to have a lot of both!
As we move into this wonderful Christmas season, I ask you to think about that. Who should you reach out to and in your own way, just let them know they are on your mind or heart? Who can you just say a quick prayer for? You don’t even have to let them know. Who can you hold the door for? Who can you just smile at? You have no idea how much someone will appreciate the smallest of acts.
To all of you – thank you for taking the time to check in over here and follow my journey. Thank you for every note, hug, thought and prayer. In spite of all of my challenges, losses and episodes, I’m blessed. Aren’t you too?
Most of you know I’m a huge fan of James Corden and his Carpool Karaoke so I thought I would close today with his Christmas Carpool Karaoke ride. It sums up so well what’s on my heart. Dear Mike and Rainier, all I want for Christmas is you! Well, and a Karaoke ride with James in 2017. Merry Christmas, Friends – and remember that regardless of how tough things can be, there is always something to celebrate.