Almost a week out from surgery – I’m tired and sore, but I think this surgery was a lot easier than the last one. The pain meds that I’ve been taking, combined with Benedryl for the allergic rash I developed, have put me in quite a zone. I’ve slept A LOT.
Lots of sleep, lots of meds and limited interaction with the outside world can make one feel kind of blah.
So, while I didn’t feel great this morning, I opted to go to church with the rest of the family. It was nice to get out and see people. Oh, and Alan swung us by Starbucks for a Vanilla Spice Latte on the way there.
Caffeine + Socialization + Church = pretty good mood
Even better … my friend, Judy, came by the other day with her a bunch of pins for my prayer pet. There was one from each couple in her small group, plus she brought four just from her. She wrote me a long encouraging letter, and each couple in the small group — most of whom I don’t know — wrote me a short note of encouragement.
So today, I got them all out to put on my big green prayer pet. My spirits were lifted even more after that. Here is why:
Here he is now, after so many of you have mailed or hand-delivered pins to us:
I actually had to sew on extra ribbons to accomodate them all.
You guys are awesome. Talk about an easy way to cheer up — just look at how much we are loved!
Thank you for starting my week out on a high note. Houston … here we come!