Saturday, September 27, 2008

One year approaching

As the one-year mark of when Elyse returned home to our Father is fast approaching, I find myself flooded with memories of Elyse everyday. Some days I am swept out into the ocean where the rough waters seem to engulf me and after wrestling with the waves I find myself somehow back to shore. I remind myself that she is no longer suffering and in the arms of God who can love her like no other. This assurance is very comforting.

A few months ago, I mustered up the courage to pick up Elyse's belongings..from the hospital, that is...There was a children's CD that was given to us from Renee and Jeremy, a music duo who came to the BMT Unit every Thursday to share their music with patients. I remember their first visit...As I held Elyse in my arms, we listened to "Miracle." Elyse wasn't feeling well that day. Listening to the song, I was praying for a miracle, that her recovery would be quick and she would beat all odds. Today, I took out the CD and played it. The first track was "Miracle." As I was watching Faith and Erin playing and laughing, I was fighting back tears. I will always miss her. I'm glad that I have these songs to remind me of her. Please Click Here if you want to listen to some of Renee and Jeremy's songs. My favorites are "Free," "We are One," "Sleep My Love," and "Shoorahlaywho." I hope you enjoy the songs.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Still going strong

It's been a few weeks since I decided to commit to a workout regimen. I'm happy to write that I've stuck with it for the past few weeks since my last post. Because my time at the gym is really limited now, I am really enjoying my time there. When I had all the time in the world, I wasn't particularly enthused about being at the gym sweating it out. My drive to the gym is literally 5 minutes and that means 5 minutes of listening to music that I enjoy and NOT the Wiggles or any other children's CD. The drive back is equally enjoyable...though short-lived. Well, besides the drive to and from the gym, group classes are really energizing. I found a great class using free weights to tone and strengthen muscle. It is fun and intense. If these classes don't get me in shape, I don't know what will. Those of you reading this...if you have a membership to a gym and haven't been going....you really should go, you'll feel so much better ! Let's get moving !