Thursday, August 25, 2011

A new day

Aren't you glad we get to start a new day every day?  And that we get a chance to work on things and try to be better people?

Yesterday after my onc appt was rough, I won't lie.  My little guy was testing, testing, testing and by the time Eric walked in the door, I was done.  I cried and cooked dinner.  I drank two very strong amaretto sours (tall glass, whooooo!).  I calmed down and chilled out.  After dinner I ignored the world and did some sewing (and continued drinking).  I browsed through my new VegNews magazine.  I laid down and read with Reese.  Eli and I talked about how tomorrow is a new day and we both can start over.

This morning I woke up and a thought popped into my head.  Life is going to throw stuff at us, big stuff, small stuff.  I can't control that.  What I can control is my attitude and my choices.  One of the people on colonclub who I greatly admire for her strength has a signature that goes something like this:  You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.  Isn't that a great way to put things?  It's so true.  This is an imperfect world full of imperfect circumstances.  I can pitch a fit and booze it up like I did last night, or I can choose to do something different with my time and energy.

I'm not saying that I don't have emotions about what is happening.  There are a shit ton of emotions, I guarantee you.  And that's okay.  I'm allowed to grieve the circumstances I find myself in.  It's perfectly all right for me to be pissed off about this situation.  But what is my choice about my attitude going to be?

I am not going to let this get me down.  I will use my energy to fight to be here for my husband and my children.  I'm going to rock on with life.

I very much appreciate all the kind words and virtual hugs yesterday.  They were needed muchly.

Today is another day!


  1. Sheri,

    Your attitude is absolutely amazing. Your choice on how to be so positive in life is very awe inspiring to me. You are amazing, and I love you.


  2. Sheri, you f'in rock. I am seriously crying over here. You are a tower of strength, and when it comes to the fight, that makes all the difference. I just got finished making tofu veggie spread with tons of raw goodness for us to snack on tomorrow. I <3 you!

  3. Julie said... Sheri, I cried my eyes out yesterday, but you are right, today is a new day. Many people have been influenced by your attitude and your strength. You have grown into such a beautiful woman!!!! My daughter, and my friend. I so enjoy talking with you, and sharing things with you. I love you soooo much!!! Fight the fight. And remember your Dad and I will always support whatever you do!!! I pray the doctors will find a treatment that is effective. Love, Mom