Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2009 in Retrospect....

January 19,2010 141My birthday2009

It has been 6 months since my last post and so much has happened since then. 

  • I realize that Doctors are human and are only as good as they want to be. 
  • I have the right to question said doctors and not be afraid of their reactions.
  • I can search out other opinions so I can make informed opinions.
  • I am a survivor.
  • I am wealthy beyond all means: I have loving and caring family, neighbours and friends.
  • I love driving school bus: I  have a skill and talent for driving and I enjoy my "kids"! I'm sorry that I cannot support myself in this "occupation", but am willing to "do what it takes" to incorporate it into my livelihood.
  • I can no longer work inside "boxes" (offices) anymore.  I am in awe of people who can do this. 
  • I listen to my body when it says: rest!  If I don't, I am not a nice person to be around and I can't seem to help myself and don't think very good!
  • Life is not fair, but there has to be something good to come out of it.
  • I don't have to measure up to other people's measuring sticks.  I'm perfectly happy with mine and my ability to learn from my mistakes and to take responsibility for my mistakes.
  • God can be honoured in many different ways and doesn't have to worshipped in a building or feared continually.
  • Animals are a great comfort to me, but they are not humans. They are companions that take a lot of work!
  • I have met some awesome people online.  We live in a scary, but wonderful world of technology!  I choose to embrace it rather than fear it!
  • Asking for help is not a "sign" of weakness!
  • Listening and offering help to others is imperative!
  • Pride can make a person mentally/physically sick!
  • Last but not the least, I love my husband, Leonard, and hope I can be a comfort to him in the days/weeks/months to come!

I think the last 6 months have made me a better person.  I will continue day by day to be a caring, loving wife, sister, daughter, friend, neighbour, co worker, and member of the human race.  I will stumble and probably fall, since I am human, but I have the strength through God and those around me to get up, to be helped up and to keep moving forward.  I want to be an asset on this earth, not a liability!


On a limb with Claudia said...

This is an amazing post Thank you for sharing your wisdom in this awful time!

You are indeed a survivor.

~~Sew Happy Designs~~ said...

Well said Beth...much love and comfort to you...

Jewelled Trellis said...

You have such amazing strength. I'm so blessed to have met you in one of those wonderful wacky online universes.

You are a survivor and so strong.