Thursday, September 20, 2012

4 A.M.

I woke up this morning at 4 A.M. with either a horribly bad dream where my left arm was completely unable to move on its own OR I woke up at 4 A.M. and I really was completely unable to move my left arm.  Not sure which, because both scenarios are equally likely.  By the time I was awake enough to fully understand what was going on, functionality returned, and my left arm was/is once again moving happily.

Unfortunately, once you wake up and worry that a significant limb isn't working, you just can't go back to sleep after that.  (Although I am right handed, so maybe I should have been able to?)  And I've been wide awake ever since.

After laying in bed for quite some time, wishing for the sleep that has been eluding me for the past several days, I finally decided to just get up and read my scriptures.  I have always found solace in reading scriptures early in the morning--being spiritually fed at the beginning of my day makes the world seem like a better place.

And this morning's reading?  It was the best
I read what I needed to, I found peace and comfort, and today is A Better Day.

In fact, I have been geniunely overwhelmed with my blessings today.  It started when I dropped Miss B off at preschool and her teachers handed me some frozen casseroles they had made for me to stock the freezer and use during my recovery. 

And then my friends took me wig shopping--which I really think EVERYone should do at some point--and it was just fun.

We decided this was the mermaid/Repunzel look.

I actually bought this one, I think it will look cute pulled up half-way or into a loose ponytail or side ponytail, don't you think?

I didn't get this one, made me feel too Cher-from-the70s.

This one was cute, but I found a cuter one later that I got instead.

And then I got home to a box on my doorstop from one of my best friends that I have known since I was two.  And in the past several days I have been sent so many sweet & salty & perfectly worded emails and messages and comments that my heart is just full

How did I get to be so blessed?  You all have picked me up when I was down, dusted me off, and now I feel like I'm crowd-surfing into this thing.

I honestly have no words to express my gratitude for each of you in my life.  So I will leave it at this:

Thank you.  From the bottom of my heart, Thank you.

11 comments:

Marisa said...

We are cheering you on here in our family and pray for you every night. I really like the short dark one, glad you picked up on similar (not that my opinion matters on little bit :).

Runningmama said...

Thinking of you, and I do like the wigs, they are so shiny and they look so real!

Kurt and Kristy said...

Love the wigs! I read someone's comment that all these people are doing these wonderful things because you've blessed so many other people's lives and I wholeheartedly agree!

Merilee said...

I totally dig the wigs! AND, I'm thinking of you.
Hans and I send our best for a speedy recovery. And I'm gonna go ahead and pray for some rockstar nurses for you!!!

Brandy Pedersen said...

You are so adorable!

sophanne said...

I'm visiting from Graceland and just sending you the best.

Gram said...

Coming from Graceland with big hugs, persistent prayers, admiration for your courage and sense of humor, and love. God Bless, Carrie - there are lots of us in your corner!

ag

putter said...

Love to visit Graceland, and now I'll love lifting you in prayer thru your trials. True beauty comes from within and from God. Your heart already knows this. Keep trusting in Him, friend. He's holding you close and He will NEVER let you go!

Darren said...

Hi Carrie, I'm sure your mind is on Tuesday during this weekend, but hope you're able to soak up the love from your family and friends these next few days. Sometimes, letting people love you is a little tough. You've earned it, so enjoy. Darren

Addie Talley, Photographer said...

you look great with all of them - such a pretty face... big hugs!

Ani said...

Hi. visiting from Graceland, you are in my prayers today. May God guide the hands of your surgeon, bring him peace, knowledge and certainty. May you be surrounded by love, patience and compassion for a quick and speedy recovery.
Hugs to you.

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