You give up everything when you have a family member that's ill. Dinner becomes a banana eaten at the counter, holidays go uncelebrated and birthdays pass unnnoticed. That's the way we've been living for weeks. But my husband is doing better now and coming home today.
There are activities and volunteer jobs that I've permanently given up. But what I have really missed and joyfully returned to --is reading. For weeks I've been too tired to crack open a book until this week when I started reading THE SECRET OF LOST THINGS by Sheridan Hay. I had forgotten how magical and wonderful reading is. What a joyful reunion it has been to have a book in my hand and be transported to another world. Reading is definitely a habit I'm keeping.