This is to all my dear friends--happy new year to you all! It is good to have new years and new beginnings...and hopefully, having this surgery right away will get us going on the path we need to go on. Tonight Spence and Brian and Michael, my 2 sons, (we don't believe in that son-in-law stuff!) gave me a blessing. It was very comforting and touching...and gave me some good "food for thought." I was especially grateful that Spence blessed the doctors and my family in that blessing--I know that will give extra help and strength to everyone.
It has been a good day. We are trying to do things (like laundry, ironing and clean up) which will make the next several days go smoother. Emily, our daughter, offered on Thursday to help us put away Christmas--a brilliant idea!! While we were at the hospital yesterday, doing some lab work, the kids took down everything...and by last night, everything was back up in the attic. That was absolutely fantastic!! What a tremendous help that is to us--usually it's my job, and it drags on for weeks after Christmas. :)
I also have a new "do." (even less hair.) My hair is starting to grow, but the little wispy things left from my old hair, were looking kind of stringy...to say the least. We had a family council and unanimously agreed to let Keri, my daughter-in-law (again, forget the in-law stuff!) cut off all the wispys! She did a great job, and now for the first time in our lives, my hair is shorter than Spence's! Sometime, if I get really brave, I'll show you a picture. :)
So...a new year, 2011. May it be a good one for all of us. May we all have the strength to meet whatever challenges may come our way. May we especially feel and show and express gratitude for all our blessings, large and small. I feel especially tender tonight about my family. We are not perfect, but we love each other, and I am so grateful for the time we've had together. It's been an awesome time!