Saturday, May 16, 2009
Yesterday was an outstanding day for me
. Friday was my last day at my old job and I was truly touched by all of the well wishes, gifts, encouragement and hugs received from those I've worked with throughout the hospital over the last almost 4 years.
My day began at 5:45 Friday morning, when I lay in bed trying to decide what I would wear to work on this my last day at the hospital. I remembered it was 'jean day', and thought, "If only I could wear my favorite jeans". I decided I would try them on and jumped out of bed, didn't even turn on the light, went to the closet, pulled them off the hanger and stepped into them. When they got pass my hips with ease I held my breath! I pulled them over my stomach and tried to button them and to my surprise they buttoned
. I paused for a minute and thought ok, now for the zipper. I took a deep breath and pulled on the zipper and up it went without stopping -- I screamed!!
I ran to the phone and called my daughter who is my comrade on this journey and also a SparkMember, and when she answered, at 6:00 a.m., I began singing, "I'm wearing my jeans, I'm wearing my jeans!!" and kept singing that song in my heart all day long. Finally, after a going away dinner with co-workers, I returned home and undressed and sang my song one last time as I headed to the closet to hang my favorite jeans in their new place in the front of the closet.
Never give up, never give up!