Having a little too much time on my hands this afternoon, I read back through some of my oldest mail in my mailbox. Of course the earliest ones all date to a few days after the accident (thanks to my slightly drugged self accidently deleting a few), and that got me thinking about what it was like a year ago. I thought I'd never heal, never walk normally again, and worst yet, never be able to smile fully again. Yet here I am, smiling, laughing, and enjoying life in the best ways possible. So with that in mind I would like to revisit an old post, somewhat revised here:
This is who have given me gifts all year long:
*My brother, just for being there;
*My sisters, just for being them; and above all else,
*My beloved Mummy, for ALWAYS being the best friend and Mom a girl could ask for.
*My husband, of course. Though we are just starting life together, I know I will never be bored.
*My In-Laws, for being the best in-laws one could ever hope for
*My sisters-in-law, who decided that Daniel and I HAD to be there for Christmas and sprang for flight tickets out there:-D
*The gentleman who, when discovering a mistake on my separation orders, went out of his way to fix them and fax them to me asap. (this was the difference in my getting my taxed money back or not)
*My Orthodontist, for fixing my teeth up just right
*Mike, for making my brand new teeth all pretty, and making them fast as he could
*The Prosthodontist (I so misspelled that I know) for putting them in.
The list isn't in order of importance, it just is. I realize that this is more of a thanksgiving list thingy, but people, I just want to remind you all of a few facts that you all probably know:
1. FAMILY. No matter what, you are stuck with them for life, may as well make the best of it. No, really, they are the most important thing in theworld. Always appreciate them, and always appreciate the fact that they are there, because as many families this season know too well, you never know when they could be taken from you.
2. The Troops overseas. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers. If you know someone, email them, write them, send your encouragement and support. Oh yeah, send boxes full of goodies too. (See sidebar for sites)
3. Your life. Always appreciate the finer things in life, whether it be a good bottle of wine, or simply the nature around you. Take a few moments to yourself, and just enjoy being who YOU are, not who everyone else wants you to be.