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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

An Ordinary Day

Today I feel like everything in my life is the same as it was at the end of June, over one month ago. If you asked me how I felt yesterday I would have told you I feel like I did at the beginning of July, when my 2 year old son was diagnosed with leukemia.
There were a lot of strong feelings over the last few days but today I feel...normal.

I've asked myself before, what is normal? What is ordinary? What is plain, mundane, not chocolate or sprinkles, no non fat, whip, half caff, soy....you get the picture. Now I know that being normal is not very normal. What was normal to me was what I had adapted to over the years. Before I had a job, I stayed up all night. Before I was married, I spent all my money ;). Before I had kids I had my wife to myself. Before Lincoln had cancer, we would do many things. Now that something else has changes in my life, I have to adapt to experience anything normal again. It should not be that way, but it is.

Today I feel normal because I am adapting, and if there's one thing I've learned is that when humans are faced with change, whether big or small, with courage and love, they have the amazing ability to adapt.

So as we say at Rick's custom fencing and decking, "Have an Ordinary Day"

I know you can make something happy about it

1 comment:

Kei said...

Wow. What a good perspective. I mean, I guess it's true. We all adapt and learn to live and make the best of our "new normal."