Instead of enjoying this beautiful sunny day, I stayed in bed nursing my head cold. If I didn’t take this time to get better, I would probably get worse. It’s very hard for me to just stop for a day. I feel like it is wasted time. I feel as though I missed out on something. I got up a few times thinking positively that I will be productive. I got as far as taking a shower. I then took some Musinex and went back to bed.
I was receiving updates on my dad’s day from my sister Carolyn and my mom. He had a good night’s sleep. He took a walk around the block with Carolyn. He went with my mom and sister to deliver communion to two families, per his request! WHAT??? This really happened? See— I did miss out on something! This was the most positive update I’ve seen since Christmas. I am so excited! Is this the beginning of my dad getting back to his old self? Is it ironic that this is happening right when Spring is beginning?
As I said in my blog yesterday, Spring is a sign of hope, new beginnings, and new life. It gives hope that through cold, gloomy days life will endure. My dad is waking up from this cold, gloomy winter. He endured the dark days after surgery. Tomorrow is the first day of Spring.