*never take for granite taking a shower or going to the bathroom by yourself! (Oh Lordy, no time for modesty here!)
*walking is overated (NOT!!!!!)
*to lean/depend on others when you need before you are forced to.
*take time to smell the roses (literally) Read your bible more and pray more! Amazing things can happen! Ask me!
*don’t wait to tell friends just how much they mean to you. (I’ve happened to learn just truly ARE my friends now and who I thought were!) *sigh*
*people are TOO busy! PERIOD! I know I was! I won’t fall into that trap again!
*pick your battles! When you have teenagers that are being brats, and you can’t get up to discipline, learn to pick your battles. For the most part, we all really have good kids! Give them more credit!
*it is VERY hard to pump gas with crutches! LOL
*you can actually LOSE weight when you can’t get to the kitchen! HA HA HA!
*there is no easy way to get up stairs when you break an ankle!
*that if you don’t remind the family to water your plants, they die! Geeze!!!!! Do I have to remember everything?
*that you can’t get into the driver side of the car when you break your RIGHT ankle! I had to use the passenger side and slide over! What a sight! LOL
*while I was layed up, the last thing I wanted to do was read a book (go figure!) LOL
*eating in bed gets boring! TRUST ME! I missed eating with my family downstairs!
*it’s easy to get depressed laying in bed 24/7.
* that I could really be a Reality Show Junkie without even trying!
*that if you don’t use it, you lose it! I swear I think all my creativity went OUT the window! Oh and this doesn’t just mean muscle which I did lose too! LOL
*that when you think your kids are selfish, they really aren’t when a family member is in desperate need. My kids have had such a serving heart through this entire ordeal. I am so blessed.
*that you can’t control what others do and how they act. Only YOU can measure success by the way you react!
*that I am so impatient!!!!!!!!! golly!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s pathetic!
*that caller ID is an essential part of my recovery! HA HA HA!
*that I miss shopping! What a good way to put yourself on a budget! LOL
*my marriage is way stronger than I give it credit for! :0)
*I missed doing things with my kids! You learn to improvise and play cards in bed with the family!
*wouldn’t have known what to do without my laptop! Sure helped me stay connected to some great friends and re-connect with others! PTL!
There are many more things I’ve learned throught this entire ordeal, but I just wanted to jot down what essentially came to mind. Yes, I found humor in it all. At the time, I didn’t realize how crippled not only I was, but that my life was as well. Two months ago I wouldn’t have said I am glad this happened, but I am a believer that all happens for a reason and if there’s even ONE good thing I’ve learned out of this tragedy then that’s enough and God had a reason.
I am approaching my second week of walking (very, very slow) and LOVING IT! The freedom it carrys is definitely something I think we all take for granite! Even by walking slow, I am learning to slow down in the game of life. It’s refreshing, it’s a sensible approach. I think and have learned in general that people are too busy and my tolerance for people that act too busy is very low! We need to realize what’s truly important in our lives and focus on that. For me, I got a rude awakening! Thankfully I am a work in progress and God isn’t done with me yet!!!!!!!!!!
Have a wonderful Mother’s day! I am NOT going to REST tomorrow! I’m going to DO SOMETHING! WOO HOO!
Love you all!