Sunday, September 29, 2013

Days In=Days Out

I believe I have said in other blogs that I am blessed with the ability to work at home full time. It's days like the recent weekend I had that makes me truly appreciate it. I had to go into work for three days. Luckily, the third day was only a half day.
     The first day was okay, no big deal really. I did forget my tea and Advil, but someone gave me some Advil and I drank coffee. I got home and rested well for the next day. Day two I remembered the tea, forgot the Advil. I didn't need it so no harm no foul. However, after two days with no nap, I started to feel it. I had a bit of trouble walking right, even with the cane. And after lunch with no nap, I was about to drop. I started crashing. I made it though, even if I did start to lose control of emotions slightly. I made it through the day and slept well. The third day (Thursday) I guess was too much. I had a hard time getting up. Remembered everything, but was dragging. I barely made it through the half day, and when I got home after lunch, I crashed...and I slept, slept, slept. I woke up late with a headache that didn't go away until today (Sunday). I had to call in sick on Friday and am just now starting to feel okay.
     I guess the lesson is that I need to prepare for the days after going many as I go in, I may need to account for in recovery.
     Oh well, such is the life with MS. Again, I am just glad I am still working while I need to.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Celebration of Life: Your Angel's Name

Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born. So one day he asked God: "They tell me you are sending me to Earth tomorrow but how am I going to live there being so small an helpless?"
     God replied, "Among the many angels, I chose one for you. She will be waiting for you and will take care of you."
     "But tell me, here in Heaven, I don't do anything else but sing and smile, that's enough for me to be happy."
     "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you every day. And you will feel your angel's love and be happy."
     "And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language that men talk?"
     "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak."
     "And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"
     "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray."
     "I've heard that on Earth there are bad men. Who will protect me?"
     "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life."
     "But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore."
     "Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the way for you to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you."
     At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could already be heard, and the child in a hurry asked softly: "Oh God, if I am about to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."
     "Your angel's name is of no importance, you will call your angel Mommy."

Author unknown

Celebration of Life

Last month, I had the privilege of being invited to a special celebration service to honor the mother of a friend. Her mother lived to be 102 1/2 years old and lived life to its fullest. This celebration service was a great reminder of what is important in life and a very moving experience. The theme was "Living the Dash" based on the poem by Linda Ellis titled "The Dash." It is not allowed to copy the poem here, so please see the poem at

I will post other wonderful readings from that celebration and will name the posts the same as this one to indicate what they are. I was so moved by everything at the service that I have to share here so we can all be reminded that we all need to live a full and meaningful life, no matter what the size of our dash ends up being.