I had an incredible mother’s day weekend. Jeni took me to dinner at Cheesecake Factory, one of our favorite places, on Saturday. We had a wonderful time and she also gave me a beautiful card and some Daisy perfume. (She’s a Daisy to me)I received a beautiful card from Angie and she called me on Sunday. I was also surprised by a wonderful handmade card from my granddaughter, Alyssa. I feel very blessed and loved. Both my girls are talented in their writing and ability to make me feel so special.
On Sunday Bill took me out for breakfast and then to an arts and crafts show in Lakeland. The sun was shining bright but there was a breeze off Lake Morgan where the show was. Summer was showing it’s colors; green, blues, and cloud white. The swans on the lakeside looked so regal and the ducks were busy doing what they do, providing a background for the show as they glided by on the lake.
Bill and I walked and talked and looked at the art work in the booths as well as the homes along the lake. One home had a rose garden with yellow roses proliferating close to the sidewalks and thee smell was intoxicating. I try hard to grow one yellow rose but these people grow them by the yards full.
We walked the whole art show and it felt good being out and about with people on a regular Sunday. I was half way through the walk when Bill and I both realized I was still walking. No pain in the knees and I had walked the whole art show. We gave each other a high five and talked about what these new knees could mean to me in the future.
I’ve always loved walking as an exercise and now I can see me walking again. I can think of me going shopping and doing all the things I love to do again.
I also had to have a talk with myself and remind me that I’d still be 62 when the knees are completely healed. I’ll still be as tired or limited as a 62 year old would be compared to a 20 or 30 year old. I had begun to envision myself as superwoman before the day was over so I had to make it real. However, the joy I felt that day when I realized I was walking all that time without pain won’t be minimized. I can’t imagine that I will take this for granted for some time.