January 03, 2017

Just What The Dr. Ordered!

What color is contentment?  Is it a sea green or a light turquoise? Whatever the color or tone is, paint me and put me on the happy shelf.

This last week blossomed into exactly what a doctor would have ordered, if I had had the courage to walk in and tell her that something was wrong, seriously, seriously wrong with me.

My knuckles have been dragging for so long, that I can't remember the last time I could stand up straight and mean it!

On the evening of the 28th, my son and his family drove up the driveway, fell out of their SUV after at least a 10 hour drive and staggered into the house. We visited for a couple of hours, then off to bed.

My head on my pillow, tears in my eyes, I couldn't remember the last time I felt so peaceful and at ease.

Their visit of several days filled me with an incredible sense of joy. My other son and his wife joined us most evenings with their daughters. We played games and laughed until our faces hurt. We shared late night games with daughter and family who recently relocated to Massachusetts (thank goodness for winter break from school because we kept the girls up all night).

One night we barely missed the sunrise as we fought world-wide epidemics in a new game one of the kids got for Christmas.

My bliss meter steadily rose to the top and "runneth over"!

I nearly forgot how good it feels to feel good! Thank you, family, for reminding me and gifting me that shot in the arm!


  1. Sounds like a wonderful time of togetherness and fun! I'm happy for you!

    1. It was a wonderful time and so much fun. Thank you.

  2. I'm glad you had a joyful time with your family! -Jenn


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