Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My Magical Summer!

My favorite summer was in 1984.  I was 10 yrs old and didn't have a care in the world.  The day school let out for 2 1/2 months, seemed like the best day of my life!

"No more pencils....No more books...No more teacher's dirty looks!" was sang as I ran off the school grounds, to my house, a few blocks away!

I stripped of my school clothes, and put on my swim suit, that stayed on, the entire summer!

There is definitely something magical about summer!  Until you become an adult...Then it changes into something different.

With 6 kids all home for summer vacation, as well as 2 babysitting kids, summer has become, well....BUSY!

We still have chemotherapy, and countless doctor visits.  We still have days filled with nausea, exhaustion, and  simply not feeling well.  There is no "break" from all the seriousness that Neurofibromatosis has brought to our lives...No breaks from driving back and forth to the hospital....No breaks from blood counts, temperature taking and hair falling out.

What we do have, is today.  We have the chance to make the summer as magical as we want it.  We can live our days in our swimming suit, and watch tv till we fall asleep.  We can laugh at the belly flops in the pool, and run through the sprinklers.

Sometimes, magic has to be found and sometimes, you have to make your own magic.

Thrive On!

1 comment:

  1. Amen!! I only have one magical summer thing this year for me. And u know what is!!! Enjoy the good days. As they come.