Oh, how I’ve been wanting to write about this for some time now.
I know you’ve all heard people say that after any life changing event a person will learn to find a “new normal” for their life.
Well, I myself said it often enough and heard it over and over again…But, what does it really mean to find that “new normal”? And does it have to mean that the new normal somehow will not be as good as your ‘old’ normal was?
One of the things that I have been blessed with since my bout with cancer last year is the ability to laugh at things more…the kind of laughter that brings tears to the eyes and hurts your gut.
Hairs an example …
My brand new baby hair…It is so thick and curly that no amount of hair gel can tame it! I can’t help but laugh whenever I look in the mirror each morning…I just never know what will be sticking up or curled which way. One side of my bangs is straight while the other is curled upward!
One side towards the back refuses to lie down flat…and then for even more amusement…
On one side, my eyelashes are nice and long…on the other…not so much, although the eyebrow on that side is a bit thicker than the other one.
At this point I am just happy to have hair…but truthfully, I am wondering if I will ever want it long again. I really think I am going to embrace this new shorter hair thing…a new normal for me. It might grow back to its old norm if I wait long enough, but I sort of like it short and sassy… although a little less sassy would be nice.. lol!
One day my friend Ellen came by for coffee. We chatted a bit and Ellen got a bit sad and teary eyed. I handed her a tissue and told her to just look at my crazy hair and laugh…and she did. So, God used my hair to help relieve my friend’s sorrow for a moment. That was a good thing.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.
Now, if only I could find the irony in this constant runny nose…a left over side-effect from the Herceptin. Of course it starts just when I get my hands full or begin a task like cooking or folding clothes…Hopefully it will go away soon…Well, at least people don’t crowd me in public places since I look like I have a cold all the time..That’s sort of handy this time of year with the cold and flu season in full swing. Which reminds me, I got my flu shot this year for the first time since 1999…(I haven’t had the flu since 1999, by the way.)
Now they are saying this year’s flu vaccine isn't effective. Well at least I don’t have to go to the hospital every week for blood work any longer and get exposed to everything! In fact, I can stay home and hibernate all winter long this year…Sounds good to me.
~Blessings & Love~
and remember, we are…