Today was the start of the second week on antibiotics for this round. So that means next week is OFF week! This past weekend I was super down because of a miserable week. I feel like my body and life are just wasting away. That's what I "feel". Learning that you cannot rely on feelings, especially during hard times.
On Saturday Ken was getting some groceries and I heard a loud knock at the door. In my physical condition I get a little spooked when someone knocks when Ken's not here. So I grabbed my cane :) A little paranoid, I know. I hear someone unlocking the door and in walk my awesome parents with an amazing 4 star balloon bouquet! Each of the stars had "Team Robin" written on them and every balloon had our faces drawn on with a sharpie. This was SO encouraging!
Mom and Dad have often referred to us as "Team Robin" during this trial because we all play different roles in the healing process:
*Ken-incredible provider, friend, the most patient man I know and my love
*Mom-incredible nurse, friend and business partner (check out our store here-The Rounded Corner)!
*Dad-incredible provider, friend, and encourager...he has a great sense of humor too and keeps me laughing :)
*Snickers-our Jack Russell not included in the bouquet...he comforts me when I'm down
At first I resisted being the one who was bedridden and floorridden. I wanted to contribute to the family and to society. I am realizing that this is a time to let go of independence and let others help. Most days I have no choice but to be dependent. I'm so thankful for my family who sits around me on the floor or holds me up at the dinner table so I can eat with them. A good support system is a blessing. The friends that have shown love have also been an extreme help. We are in this battle together, making progress and learning to walk by faith and not by sight!