Saturday, March 14, 2009

Little Things Lost, Now Are Found

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a soul like me...

Since having gastric bypass surgery in October of 2008 I have been quite the loser. Each day along the journey I have little aha moments when I get to be, do, live more and more. We protect ourselves from really realizing just how much is lost as the pounds inch up and health breaks down. So grateful for finally getting treatment for some of the reasons my weight packed on in the first place, I am even more excited for the success of my surgery and the life I am graced to now live.

I think the very first big aha moment was a month after my surgery. Instead of finding a park with a bench to sit on and watch my boys we went to the woods, hiked, and found a tree that they could climb. I went slowly, but was there. It is really all I wanted from this surgery...I want to be everywhere I can with my family!

Today was another huge aha moment. Out to the yard with the boys and we all mowed the lawn, cleaned up dog poop and leaves. All of this with no stops to rest and breathing steady the whole time. I had long forgotten how great it felt to go out and be in the yard. Didn't let myself see how much my yard needed since there was nothing I could do about it.

Walking into the future, eyes and heart wide open!!


Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, I am so happy for you, such little things can bring such joy!

jeanne leigh said...

Nann, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am so happy to hear all the wonderful news of your life...your boys, your surgery and how much healthier and happy you are as a result!!! I absolutely love your quilts...they are beautiful as the two of you are beautiful. Take care of your precious self and please let us stay in touch. Much love, Jeanne