Saturday, August 22, 2009

LIVING (Special Post I Promised)

Since becoming sick in April of this year, I have had a lot of time to think about what living REALLY Living means. When you wake up each day not sure how you are going to feel, if you will be able to walk across the floor, if you will have seizures or be in severe pain all day, it changes you in a way that is hard to explain.

You want to make the most of the days, hours and sometimes even just the moments that you feel good.

I think I have finally come to a place where I have stopped being angry at God, at the doctors, and even at myself. While they can't figure out exactly what is going on with my body, some of the medicines are working.

And the biggest thing of all is I have decided to start LIVING like never before and I will dedicate a post each week to it even the if I don't feel like it that week, I will find something GREAT to post about.
I will start enjoying the small things more and documenting them here in writing and with pictures.

So my LIVING post for this week is more in pictures.

Hubby and I got up at 8am on sat and went to get our hair cut. We grabbed breakfast and brought it home for everyone. We then took our two rug rats and our dog Toby to the park.

And I PLAYED with my kids. I climbed with them, I went down the slide with them, I swung on the swings with them. It has been six + months since I have done any of that with my kids.

Today I Lived.


Sheryl said...

praise God for living!!

love your attitude, love your smile and love the pictures that show how much you "lived"!! you know i understand and have a new (and better) definition of living since i became sick too.

love ya

He & Me + 3 said...


I now have goose bumps after reading this and seeing the fun you had with your kids. My heart is so happy for you. I love this idea and I believe that God will honor your efforts with so many more LIVING days to post about because you have a new attitude. God is good. Loved those pictures.

nancygrayce said...

How wonderful that you had that great time with the kids! Live!

christy rose said...

Kee, How beautiful! These pictures really tell the story in and of themselves. It is wonderful to see you out and about "LIVING" with your kids. I loved this post! You are right, it was special! I am so happy for you! You look so happy and content in these pictures and in the words you wrote here to describe your day. thank you for letting us experience this with you!

LAURA said...

Inspirational! I'm not sick but I could definitely do some more living. Thank you.

I love the picture of you and the kids on the john deer thingy... because you look like you are not only living but fully enjoying doing it!

Shayla said...


Pure joy and happiness in those smiles :)

I am so excited for you, and how you are approaching what has yet to come :D I can;t wait to see more "living"posts with pictures :)

The picture of you and your daughter swinging is MAGNIFICENT! It brought tears to my eyes :D What a precious heavenly moment!!!!

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...


I am simply in awe of you.

By the way, you really do SHINE with Jesus' love. Wow. Love those photos of you, where you are
and living
and living again.

Yes, today you lived! And I celebrate your life.

Carrie said...

THat is awesome! I love the pictures...they tell such a happy story! It's been a long time since I've played at the park too...and I have no excuse...this post is inspirational and I'm so happy you could live in this moment! Super adorable family :)