Posted on November 23rd, 2011
2011 has been a year full of gratitude and love, as well as many unforeseen challenges; it’s been about realizing little things play a significant role in our daily lives and add up to something so powerful and chances are, life changing. It has definitely been the kind of year where I have been in many situations (more than usual) that I have to be ready for anything—good, bad, temporary, permanent. News with an explanation and the most disheartening news usually without an explanation. I understand this is what life throws at us; at times it seems best for these life alterations to be unexpected. If we knew they were coming, I think in the end, we would be more likely to make irrational decisions or more likely to hit rock bottom. It’s a true test of our character in many ways.
With this said, I am grateful for the courage, unconditional love, yearning for wellness, beauty within and honesty of my family and friends. I am also incredibly blessed with the most amazing husband who encourages me every day to be a loving, happy and thoughtful person.
It has been a two year journey of pain, patience and healing as a result of my surgeries. I wouldn’t be here, or in the state of health I am without the encouragement and support of my loved ones. I’ve recently embraced the practice of yoga once again and (since it’s been two years) it has found its way back into my heart and is just as familiar as I can remember. I realize things could be a lot worse, but they could have been a lot better. Either way, this is how far I’ve come and I am proud to have overcome the three unfortunate circumstances I faced. I wish for my body to continue to heal and to be grateful for every activity I can do once again—like getting in and out of a car, or walking up and down stairs.