Day 35: February 4, 2014

Thankfulness for the Random

Today started out wonderfully.

I woke up from a restful sleep of good dreams about so many people. My parents were in my dreams, and my sister Lora Miller and Nancy Kelso were in them, too.

I woke my girls up, they got everything ready for their day by themselves, picked up their rooms, cleaned up the kitchen and I took them to school, like I’ve always wanted to do without rushing around to be ready to face my day at work. I kissed them goodbye and they were so excited that I get to pick them up later and spend the evening together.

On the way home, I took a picture of the beautiful sunrise. The picture doesn’t do it justice, but the way the early morning light reflected on the mountains and the clouds was surreal. It filled my heart with joy for life.

I got home, grabbed that first taste of coffee, which was blessed, and took Thomas to go on a short walk around our amazing neighborhood. We got to shoot the shit about all kinds of things. He rarely asks serious questions because he guards his emotions like a vault, but he opened up to me about things with my health and how the next 6-7 months will look with my chemo. We both agreed that we would spend time together each morning hanging out and walking. What a sweetheart.

Then I came home, we ate breakfast together and I got to enjoy a delicious homemade empanada with my coffee that my sweet Mexican housekeeper made for me. She came yesterday and I used the money that the Reno Ballers raised for me during this time to have a clean house.

I am so thankful today for the simple and little things. I have made a vow that over the next 6 months I will take every opportunity to enjoy my children, the outdoors, writing my book and finding ways to occupy my time with productive things. There may come a time during my treatments where my off weeks from chemo will be tough physically. Until then, I will live with the expectation that for two weeks out of every month I will feel amazing.

Today, I choose to be thankful for my life, my time this morning, and the little things that fill my love tank.

Love, The Random Things Happy Girl

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