Surgery Day

As I was driving to work this morning I said to myself. . . “Self, you need to adjust your attitude.”

Seriously, the thought came like a flash of lightening.  Maybe it was the exhaustion of the previous 28 hours of fretting, worrying and commiserating with myself.   Maybe it’s because I don’t have it in me to sit in the muck for too long.  Or maybe it was the song on the radio shouting, “I get knocked down, but I get up again. . . ”

I don’t really know for sure, but something in my spirit screamed. . . “Dude, get a grip!”

The message was reiterated by a text I received from my Dad at the end of my work day.  The text read: 

“You’re better at dealing with things than thinking about them.  Bring on the next phase. . . it’s your strong suit.  Good luck.  Love, Dad.

(My Dad rocks.)

Tonight I say. . . Bring. It. On.

Tomorrow at 3:30 I will take Step 1 of the journey to lacing up my shoes and hitting the road again.  Just saying those words produces (excited) butterflies in my stomach.  It’s going to be a journey. . . but I have no doubt that I will get there.

Attitude really is everything, isn’t it?  Maybe I won’t do the Christmas shopping that I’d like. . . thank God for the Internet.  Maybe I won’t get to pick the kids up and dance around to Christmas music . . . but I can certainly play the music and drink in their enthusiasm.  Maybe I won’t be able to go ice skating this Christmas. . . but we never did that anyway. 

Ah, yes, another perspective post.  I might be on crutches and out of commission for a bit. . . but my eyes and my heart will not be.  I am deciding tonight to enjoy each of these days and make the most of them.  When it all comes down to it. . . I recognize that my blessings are endless. . .


And if perspective doesn’t work. . . they gave me Vicodin. . .

(For the record:  These pictures were taken with my old camera earlier this week.) 

  • Stacy - December 10, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    I'll be thinking of you tomorrow afternoon Summ!ReplyCancel

  • Trophy Life - December 10, 2010 - 3:04 pm

    thinking of you, my friend! love you.ReplyCancel

  • Sassytimes - December 10, 2010 - 5:45 pm

    And another thing, your children will watch how you deal with this and learn from it. If you keep a positive attitude and a smile on your face (the Vicodin will help with that. Ha.), they will also learn how to deal with obstacles and overcome them. ….and maybe they can do a little role reversal and be your caregiver? 😉

    Thinking of you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Written Permission - December 10, 2010 - 8:36 pm

    You can do it!! Thinking of you…ReplyCancel

  • Trophy Life - December 11, 2010 - 5:03 pm

    hoping that all went well!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - December 13, 2010 - 3:12 am

    The road will be waiting for you. Until then…rest, recover, and keep counting those blessings. I'll be thinking about you.

  • Joni - December 13, 2010 - 4:42 am

    I hope you are healing well and on the road to recovery. Being slowed down by physical need to heal can bring amazing focus to the holiday season. Merry Christmas to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Ky • - December 16, 2010 - 4:22 am

    "You're better at dealing with things than thinking about them. Bring on the next phase. . . it's your strong suit. Good luck. Love, Dad.


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