Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Things You Keep

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.


margaret blake said...

Kathy, I am so pleased things are picking up for you and Doug. Have a nice meal, sit down and read that book, you deserve it.

Sarita Leone said...

I can honestly relate to how you're feeling and what you're going through. I'm in a similar situation. Recently I sat down to write (after a long absence) and it felt so good to be doing something "normal" I almost cried.

Enjoy your book...every single word of it. I hope all goes well for you and Doug. :)

Kathleen said...

I'm enjoying it all -- reading a book, eating dinner even paying bills isn't too bad. Thanks for the good wishes!