Last weekend I was very happy to provide face painting for a local fundraiser for a family going through a most difficult time and it was amazing to see and hear of the amount of generosity and caring shown by our community in answering the call to gather in support of this family.
Our son and his roommates had an apartment fire and ever so grateful each of them was fine and as our son commented, people were quick to come to their aide and were most helpful in assuring they had anything they needed at this unsettling time. He as are we, grateful to know of such kindness in our community and again and again that is proven and this time for he and his roommates to be first hand witness to.
I had a recent breast biopsy and thankfully can report all came back normal. The biopsy much like the mammograms undertaken prior to this was more uncomfortable than painful and the markings left behind similar to a small target image. The tech/nurses and the doctor doing the procedure were all so wonderful and very caring in their approach. Afterward one is left to rest for about a half hour and that can leave you with so many many thoughts drifting into your mind. Scary times again but now so grateful for a non-threatening outcome as well as the care I received from those in Women's Health!
A week away to be immersed in American Sign Language brought joy, in remembering more ASL, realizing what I already know`, meeting so many wonderful people, very inspirational camp surroundings and then too disheartening feelings in realizing how much conversational ASL has slipped from my memory. For the first time since I was very young I experienced some measure of being homesick. The experience was amazing, eye opening and I am again so grateful to have been a part of it and there will more about my week at camp soon.
My parents recently sold their home; within a week of being posted, and have settled into a new apartment. It's quite lovely and one knows there are many memories to be made yet and such a lovely view from their balcony, but one also can't deny the pang felt driving past their former street where their lovely home was and so many memories made and shared. It's odd the way these changes in life play on your mind and tug at your heart!
Oh so many changes, realizations tucked within each of these events in life and we have to know enough to embrace what was, accept what is and find positives in the changes at hand and know we WILL be fine. You can't help sometimes to look at these things as part of what is somehow meant to be , at the very least seeking whatever positive may be found in it all even if very small. Try to remind yourself with change there is always learning, growth and perhaps forces us to rethink, reimagine, remind ourselves, we're still here we still get a chance to make the day count and if we're lucky the day after, the year after! Change is inevitable and you just have to make up your mind that does not CHANGE everything!