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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pics showing why I am a dumb @ss...

These are just SOME of the things I have been able to do in the past few weeks...


#1: Co host a bridal shower for a friend... #2: Go on a picnic with my family and walked around the lake feeding ducks...
#3: Go with my family to our neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt




(We ALL walked to the Egg Hunt...:)


#4: We went to watch some friends play a softball game...


#5: I WALKED my littles to pick up my son from school...


#6: I attended a wedding reception...


#7: I took my little kids to our church Easter Egg Hunt by myself because my husband was home with a headache. That means I had no help with the stroller or lifting the car seat out of the car... My older kids were off with other things so it was just me and the babies.

#8: We stopped for a small impromptu picnic at this little area near our house. It was wonderful to not have to think about how far I could walk or wonder if I could make it to the waters edge without help.

What is not pictured is the Tea Party I had on the floor with my two youngest babies or going shopping with my oldest daughter for a new outfit, or taking my oldest son to scouts, taking my youngest son to swim lessons, or my three year old to dance class, shopping, hiding Easter baskets, going to baby showers... and the list goes on. ALL of this was impossible one year ago and damn it, this is good enough! This was what I was begging for before surgery. If you remember, all I wanted was to walk and be able to LIVE life with my family and I have achieved this goal. Enough is enough. I need to change my mindset to a place where I am GRATEFUL EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY. How can I look at this life I am living and whine about what I don't have? There are people who would be VERY happy to have this life. I am so grateful. I AM SO GRATEFUL. Only a dumb @ss would not look at this wonderful change and be happy every day. I chose to no longer be a dumb @ss. :)



10 comments:

Princess Dieter said...

Amen! I feel the same gratitude for what I CAN do now and couldn't do before. It's important to be thankful. It's what God commands: "In all things, give thanks, for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus..."

Being able to walk and play, it's a blessing. Glad your mindset is...in a good place. :D

Heather said...

You do have so many things to be thankful for..and I needed a reminder to do the same. I have gained back all of the weight I lost last year (about 35-40 lbs), and have been really a big ball of self pity lately. Time to get over it and jump back on the bandwagon. I think looking at all the wonderful things I have in my life should be motivation. Thanks for posting this reminder!

mamajuliana said...

You have been blessed with a beautiful life. I am so happy you can live now!!!

Amanda said...

It's good to hear you in such a good place! And yes, what a difference a year makes :D Yay!!!

Taryl said...

What a beautiful life you have, and the pictures to prove it. My heart is spring for you, that you were able to work through your (justifiable!) emotions regarding the insurance issues and revision surgery to see that you have earned all that broke your heart to miss out on, previously.

This is what you wanted, and a year later it is yours. Congratulations!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

YES - THIS is the Lisa I know and love!

Kelly said...

Amen - so good to hear you being positive! yes, be grateful, be happy!

Kelly said...

Amen - so good to hear you being positive! yes, be grateful, be happy!

Christine said...

Lisa, I love this post and I really really like you. Great post. Time to dig some of my life up and inspect it instead of whining incessently.

Joyski said...

Hi there,

I think it is wonderful that you are able to do all these great things with your family :). You should be proud of yourself especially if you were not able to last year! But I also think it is important to set goals as a person it helps you strive to be an even better person... Of course in a postive way... I get it down on myself too when I'm not able to do things I want but it pushs me that much more to reach my goals.. Just my two cents :)