Saturday, 9 November 2013

Thankful for Normal

We all have "normal" in our lives.  It's different for everyone, but it's consistent, expected, comfortable.   We often crave to have a break from our normal, so we go on vacation, treat ourselves to something new, or experiment with a different activity.   For us right now, we love feeling "normal".  Today was a terrific day because it was filled with normal activities.  We watched our girls play basketball.  I talked with the other basketball moms about normal stuff:  school, carpools, shopping lists, cupboard handles etc.  I appreciate that these friends treat me like me.  After basketball I did some Christmas shopping (I'm almost done - no time for procrastinating this year!).  I walked around Toys R Us and looked like a normal mom buying gifts for her kids.  Then I came home and my mom and dad stopped by and brought us fresh pie, which is also one of our lucky normals (my mom makes the best pie ever).  We had two friends stop by to help us move some furniture. (Thank you!) (We converted our study into a spare room for family and friends).  These friends, Darryl and I all talked and joked around like everything was normal.  This evening we relaxed and visited with friends, while our kids played in the basement, which is what we would normally do on a Saturday evening.  Today I didn't feel like a cancer patient; in fact, there were moments when I didn't even think about cancer.  I know not all days can be like this, but I appreciate my normals so much.  I hope I never forget to appreciate them.

Oh yeah one more normal happened last night: for the first time in weeks, I slept a full eight hours!   I didn't even need a nap today.  Let's hope this becomes a consistent normal soon.

"This is the day that The Lord has made.  I will be glad and rejoice in it". Psalm 118:24

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for these posts, Melanie! We have only heard tidbits of what's all going on. We are so sad for your family and that you have to be experiencing all of this, and all at the same time. We trust that God will continue to take care of you all and that He will bring you both through this journey, healed! We think of you often and are praying for you regularly.