Happy Tuesday, friends! Whew… what a crazy week we all had last week. Yesterday, in particular, was a very hard day for me personally… I woke up anxious, fearful and just plain tired…. I was tired on being home, tired of not feeling ‘normal’ and tired of feeling like I was a prisoner in my own home. As selfish as some of this sounds I am just being completely honest… Yesterday afternoon my entire perspective changed after a call with my over 80 year old grandmother who has just fought and won the battle of cancer!
I called my grandmother to check on her and just hear her voice (in some ways thinking I was doing her a service by giving her someone to talk to and God stepped in and showed me she was the blessing to me!) I told her about my ‘off’ day and how I was just so tired and lonely feeling because I couldn’t get out and interact. As I was talking I realized that she had been doing this same ‘quarantine’ life for over a year going through chemo treatments, recovering and then taking more treatments week after week! She was unable to go out or do anything for all that time!
She told me that she learned quickly that if she had given up she would not be here with us right now! She said each day I wake up and realize what I am grateful for! She said I am so grateful for a nice house to be quarantined in, family, the ability to still be here on this earth and YA’LL talk about a SLAP IN MY FACE (in a good way!) God was using her to show me how GRATEFUL I should be for my home, my loving sweet HEALTHY son who I stay in with daily and makes my days so happy, my husband who has grocery shopped since we have been home so I didn’t have to get exposed and so much more!
I share this post today hopefully judgement free, but know YOU are not alone in your feelings whatever they may be during this time and it is ok to not be ok, but if we can look objectively at ourselves and lives and realize even one thing to be grateful for, we are doing great! We have to keep God and His promises at the CENTER of our LIVES! He is in control and He love us!
We are in such an unprecedented times right now, but I truly believe that our country regardless of party will come together and weather this storm! I think it’s time for all of us to realize at the end of the day WE ARE AMERICANS and we live in the greatest country in the world and we can all step up and help one another.
I am challenging myself to wake up each day and write down either physically or in my mind something I am grateful for and when I start to feel down, pull that little reminder out! I hope you are all doing as good as can be during this time! I am praying for our nation! I am so grateful for this community especially during this time! Love you! XOXO!