Today I am thankful for Brad’s foot rubs he gives me each night to help me fall asleep.
I love my birthday. I always have. There is a running joke in our family that my birthday is the “Month of Katie.” I have always loved to prolong my birthday well into the month of November. I am not sure why I love it so much. I just do. So this year, with Brad and my family knowing full well that I love my birthday, they kept asking me what I wanted for my birthday, what I wanted to do for it, yadda, yadda, yadda…
Because I wasn’t doing so hot at that time, I was being a major grump about it. I kept saying, “I don’t want to do anything.” Or “I’m not celebrating 29 until I have a diagnosis.” or “I just want to skip it.”
Today I am thankful for my faith. I am thankful that through this tough time I have had my faith to lift me up, and I am thankful that I feel that in the last year I have continued to grow in my faith. I am thankful for Father Mark’s homily about perseverance today. It was just what I needed to hear. I am thankful that in church today we sang, “Be Not Afraid.” It was just what I needed to sing.
Today I am thankful for all of my nieces. They are all so beautiful and such bright spots in my life. I love you Cecilia, Jameson, Cameron, Kendall, and Casey!
This post is not meant to offend anyone. But it is something that I constantly experience on a day to day basis. I know in my heart people mean well. And that they want to pay me a compliment. But I also feel that at times people are trying to make sense of it all when I am told, “But you don’t look sick.” “But you look so great.” “I’ve never seen you look better.” “But you look so beautiful.”