Sunday, August 21, 2011

I Am Grateful

Fresh flowers on the table in my favorite blue pitcher(my nephew made it), a lavender candle burning brightly,a
few dollars in cash.....thus began my gratitude ceremony had to  be.  Today, my last day on meds to fight the infections that I have dealt with since mid-May.  This journey has been most difficult, it has taken its toil on my spirit and my body, but tonight it is over.  I have been taught many lessons these past few months,some it seems over and over, and I hope that I have gotten the message, because I don't want them again.

There were moments, when I crumbled, but all is good now.  I am different today, so aware of what has taken place in my body, aware of how fragile life can be......I told Rick that at times, I felt the universe bitch slap me, until I was silly and I thought I would never stand again.....but here I am.

Tonight, I am thankful, tonight I am grateful, tonight I reclaim my good health.  Gratitude, for all that is good,
for all who love me, who sent me their energies, prayers, and love.  Candles, flowers, a gift of cash to someone who needs it,  dark chocolate, a glass of champagne, and the promise of another day, and another song to sing.  I have some new scars, and there is still a ways to go, but I am more meds, no antibiotics, no steroids, did I tell you how grateful I am?????

Sleep, blessed sleep, since Thursday night, I have slept, the first time in three weeks.....and I am grateful.
I can breathe.....and I am grateful.
Peace to you all, gratitude to you all, love to you all.
Good night, sweet dreams.


  1. I am so pleased to hear you have come through all the sickness and are now feeling as you should......being unwell is a test we all have to face at some point.......

  2. I'm glad you can now quit the medication, Jilda. I pray you will feel well and strong for many years.

  3. Glad you are now feeling so much better and are delighting in these wonderful flowers and good thoughts and deeds!! Enjoy the beginning of this new week! Take care

  4. It is so good to know that you are feeling better. Keep taking care of yourself and have a wonderful week.

  5. Sounds like gratitude is in order! We all carry scars, the trick is remembering why we have them.

    Strength will come my friend, don't rush it and the champagne can't hurt. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  6. Enduring through terrifying bouts of sickness sure has a way of making us appreciate good health again, doesn't it? Congrats on your recovery. Now, enjoy!

  7. What a lovely post, as usual. I'm so glad you're on the road to recovery.

  8. Sweet dreams indeed for you Jilda. I'm so grateful you are feeling well and vim and vigor are yours again.