As I'm sure you can all relate, I try to help with all these preparations, and I managed to do a few things around the house and I am TRASHED! I am in so much pain right now, I'd rather go back to bed. But, I'm showered, hair washed, clothes on, and I will relax until they arrive. Just sitting and visiting will take its toll, but I will do it. Maybe since their youngest isn't even a year old, there will be napping opportunities for us both!
Tomorrow, our whole family will come for a big dinner in their honor. It's nice when we have these dinners. It's so great to spend time with family even if it's hard. It feeds the soul, even if my body is yelling back at me to go lay down! In these cases, my soul speaks louder than the pain and I find a way to participate.
So until they get here, I'm going to close my eyes and rest. I will enjoy the family time regardless of how much I hurt and it will be worth it. Some things just are; this is one of those things!