7 Oct

This week my oldest son had to have hand surgery. His hand was in an awkward position grabbing the ball at his basketball game and it wasn’t until a couple days later when the swelling came down that we found out there was an actual spiral fracture in his hand. As I sat in the hospital room watching the staff put an IV in his arm and hook him up to the machines to monitor his heart rate and blood pressure prior to the surgery, I decided that I like it much better on the other side. As a parent it is VERY difficult watching your child go through something bad, even if it’s just a small fracture in his hand. A few months ago my youngest had a seizure and had to go through an MRI to rule out a possible brain tumor. Yes, I would rather it have been me. Despite the fact that I have been in the hospital more than I would have liked over the past few years because of cancer, I would gladly take the place of any of my children. Thankfully there was no brain tumor and although my older son is sad he could not finish out this fall basketball season with his team, he will be able to play again. I am constantly reminded how quickly things can change. One minute we’re packing for vacation, the next, my youngest is getting an MRI for a possible brain tumor. One minute my son is having the best game so far this season, the next, his hand is broken and is now out for the rest of the season.

As we approach fall in Michigan the air has dramatically cooled down and the leaves are changing colors. It’s a beautiful season here and probably my most favorite. The evening sky has taken on some beautiful hues of orange and red and the ‘cold’ sky is beautiful as well, sometimes it overwhelms me, God is so good. One thing’s for sure, change is inevitable. The leaves will fall, the plants will die and in the spring, they will bloom again. Life is like that, right? Always changing…a new job, a new baby, illness, etc. We can never get too comfortable but why would we want to? Shouldn’t life be an adventure with both good and bad to shape us? Change allows us to experience and grow in all our emotions but most of all change gives us a chance to test our courage and grow

ā€œAnd that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.ā€ -Libba Bray

Today I wear Nars Larger Than Life lip gloss in Viva which is a rose color. Nars is traditionally awesome for lipsticks and lipgloss and this is a newer formulation. These glosses have lots of color and lots of shine. Viva is an easy neutral that I think anyone can wear.These glosses are a little sticky but beautiful. I chose this one for the name..Viva…LIVE!!


5 Responses to “Change”

  1. angie October 8, 2012 at 12:27 am #

    I am very glad that your sons are ok, and as a mother i know the feeling i would gladly take the place of my sons if they were injured. the quote at the end of your blog is a beautiful one. thank you for your inspiration

    • Anna October 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

      Thank you Angie!

  2. Jo October 8, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    Yes, life is like that and I think it’s wonderful that you are so capable of just simply embracing each change life sends. I am a bit less flexible. I do just fine in the spring and bloom into my best person in the summer. Fall and winter are always difficult for me and I am not really a fan of being cranky and sad, but I have so far (for 63 falls) managed to survive! That’s something, right? ā™„

    • Anna October 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

      Oh Jo, you’re probably more flexible than you think…you’re still in Michigan, which can only mean you secretly love the fall and winter even if it’s looking at it through a window in the comfort of your own home šŸ™‚

  3. Jessie October 8, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    I have been thinking about how quickly things can change since my brother ended up in the hospital about a month ago with apendix problems. He’s always been such a healthy person and I’ve always taken my strong and healthy big brother for granted that nothing would ever happen to him. Change is a really difficult thing to swallow some times, but with God it makes it just a little easier to get through. I hope all goes well with surgery, prayers are being sent from Kansas!

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