WORDS OF TRUTH
“Nobody gets what they want”, was the statement Nancy spoke just a few hours ago.
Saturday morning dawned and I awoke feeling more like myself than I have in days. There was an outside project that had been bugging me for some time. Today was the day to take a few steps toward completion. I slowly got myself ready and headed towards the woods, chainsaw in hand…Nancy following close behind. We spent about thirty minutes outside, it was all I could do. I would cut, she would move the limbs. Soon after we started Rayann showed up and began to lend a hand. We cleared a big part of the project in that short time. Standing there looking at our work I thought it best to head in before it got to hot or I foolishly tried to complete the whole thing in one day. Progress, even a small step is encouraging.
Once back inside I laughed at Nancy, “Pathetic, simply pathetic, I am done in by thirty minutes of outside work.” I still struggle with the fact that those things which I really enjoy are just beyond my reach. I am learning that I can pace myself and still do what I enjoy, just in much smaller doses. In the not so distant past we would have been outside all day. Trimming trees, pulling weeds, completing little projects to make the landscape look just a little better.
Nancy’s response to my lament? “Nobody gets what they want these days.” “Your Dad wants to be self sufficient, you want your strength, and I (Nancy) want a nap.” She made me smile. There is truth in her words. Nobody gets what they want. [Read more…]