One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Proverbs 31:25 –
Clothed with strength and dignity, she can laugh at the days to come.
I like to think of my pajama pants as strength and my old t-shirt as dignity. It takes guts to wear these proudly day in and day out, right?
As many of you know, I need to have some surgery on my noggin. My brain is just a smidge to big for my head and they need to make some adjustments so I can quit being so klutzy. It was scheduled for February 12th and then moved up to February 9th and now it’s…postponed.
I’m not going to lie. I was scared. I am scared. I still have to have this surgery at some point in the future, but people wiser than me want me to see some more doctors. I’m more of a “let’s get this over with” type of gal, but even I can see the wisdom in their words. I’m relieved, actually, but I also feel like I’m just putting off the inevitable.
It’s like cleaning toilets. At some point, I know I have to put on my big girl panties and get ‘er done.
I have learned so much in preparing for this event in my life. I’ve learned how to let go of things that don’t matter to me. I’ve learned that when you cut out all the fluff, you make more time for the people and things that are important. I’ve learned to not take on more than any person can possibly handle. I’ve learned to be more gentle with myself and others. I’ve learned that it’s okay to let people know you need them.
The most important thing I’ve learned is to laugh. No matter what.
I love to laugh. I love to make people laugh. I love to see people laughing.
Laughter is a genuine, spontaneous response to happiness, and more than anything I want to be genuine, spontaneous, and happy. I want others to feel the same way around me.
And I hope you do.
Thank you for all of your prayers. Please keep them coming! I don’t know what the future holds, but I hope I can laugh about it.
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