Sunday, April 19, 2009

loving life

Yesterday, I mowed... our grass was nearly out of control, since spring has sprung and I have been unable to do much of anything. With rain in the forecast today thru Wed, I knew I had to get it cut or really suffer once the rain is done. So, I took my time, went slow and mowed the whole yard, weed whacked and everything. I felt good, but really tired once I was done. It's amazing to me, how having surgery messes with your body and leaves you worn down and weak. It was really nice to be outside enjoying mild, sunny weather, spring smells, fresh cut grass, flowers and all that. God gave us a beautiful day for sure yesterday! I am grateful that I could get out and enjoy it, as well as get something accomplished.

I also got to drive for the first time in over three weeks yesterday. I only went to pick up pizza, a mile from home but it was the first time I have driven the new truck/suv with the windows down and the sun shining, radio blaring rock n roll. It was heavenly, to say the least!

With the nature of my injury, and the wound vac attached to me I have been unable to go to Mass in 4 weeks. I really miss being at Mass, and cannot wait to be back in the presence of Chrit, and worship with my parish. It was a shame I had to miss the entire Easter Celebration. We had 6 new Catechumens and Candidates for full Communion withthe Church this year and I had planned on going to Easter Vigil Mass to be a part of their entry into the Church. With a parish of our size, 6 new members (3 kids too!) is a large addition. I pray that they may find peace and love in the Sacraments.

Hopefully, the upcoming week will be the week I am healed well enough to be rid of this wound vac. I am so grateful to have had it, it's what's enabled me to heal as quickly as I have. But, I will be very glad to be rid of it.


Mike Golch said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed driving.I just wonder if how I would feel once my Dr.oks driving for's been 3 years since I have been behing the wheel.

Steve E. said...

See how we are? You are "grateful" to have had the wound-vac, even though it has been a bane of your recovery.


Mary Christine said...

I am glad you are on the mend. Sorry you missed all of Easter. That must have hurt. But it will make next year all the sweeter.

Sober Steve said...

peace my brother all in good (God's) time you will be back up and running at full strength