Monday, October 6, 2008

Thirty Days of Thanksgiving - Day Six

Today was my first day at home alone with the kids since I had my surgery three and a half weeks ago.  I was pretty nervous.  I woke up feeling exhausted and depressed.  I just wanted to go back to sleep.  But I had to get Gabriel off to school, so there was no laying around in bed on this day.  

After he was at school, a friend called to see if she could take me to the grocery store.  I said yes, I needed to go today, and she came over with her two kids and took me and Annika to the store.  I got to use the motorized cart to get around.  It was kind of fun, but it sure was tough and exhausting to try to reach everything and dodge all the other shoppers.  It gave me a good perspective of what people with disabilities go through every day.  I can't imagine trying to shop like this all the time.  So my grateful thought for today is that my foot will heal and I will be strong and quick again, and this won't be a daily challenge much longer.  It was good for me to get some perspective, so I wouldn't feel sorry for myself.


Anonymous said...

Hi - kanchuki from the workshop. get well soon from your surgery and keep up the spirits - good time for you to write more. since you cannot go out much I presume.

owen said...

You go girl !

You start walking on that foot a bit even though it hurts. You need to start stretching it all out a bit. It'll only hurt worse later if you don't do it soon.

You're the best, and I'm glad to hear you are getting so much help.

I'm also enjoying your journal very much. We all have so very much to be thankful for.

Jennifer Johnson said...

Thanks, Owen and Kanchuki! It's good to hear from you!