It has been a really great weekend, minus the two seizures/episodes, but I have had full use of my legs and no numbness or tingling for four days now.
It really makes you appreciate every little thing.
I was even able to help Hubby finish hanging things up in Roo's room (pics soon I promise).
I also changed Rissa's room around and put some things on the wall. We painted her room in Nov. for her birthday but never really finished it.
Tonight while tucking the kids into bed, I realized how perfect all this is. We have our own home. It's nothing fancy but it's ours. Our kids have a room of their own and they have it painted in their favorite colors, decorated with their favorite characters.
I remember growing up, all I wanted was to be able to paint my room, have a beautiful comforter with curtains to match. We could never paint because we never owned our own home. Mom was a single parent working two jobs and still couldn't make ends meet, so there were no fancy comforters with matching curtains.
Don't get me wrong, we had more love than any two girls could ask for and she did the absolute best with the circumstances she was given.
It just makes me appreciate everything that we are able to give our kids. I'm not just talking about material things. Fixing up both their rooms did not cost much at all. It's the love we put into the rooms, it's the love we put into this house, the laughter and memories we have made and will continue to make in each room.
Tonight my heart is filled with gratitude. All my life, this is all I ever wanted. A home filled with a husband and kids who love me. Taco nights, family game nights, Candy Land on the living room floor, water gun fights in the backyard...just normal family life.
It's something I never had as a child and something I was certain that I never would have as an adult. And after all that has transpired the last month, I know how fleeting it all can be. So I'm holding on to every moment every memory with both hands and thanking God for blessing me with the little things in this life.