Friday, January 04, 2013
I woke up this morning with the best of intentions of meeting all of my daily goals. I was all set until I got to work. One of my coworkers has a 23 year old daughter that was experiencing headaches and earaches in the beginning of December. As her symptoms worsened, she ended up being taken to the ER with severe vomiting and nausea. After a CT scan, it was discovered that she had a large mass at the base of her skull that was the size of a golf ball. She had emergency surgery and the mass was removed. She did remarkably well and was able to come home on Christmas Eve to spend the holidays with her family. Today the pathology report came back and it has been determined that the tumor was cancerous. Having children near the same age, I found it hard to concentrate on much of anything else. Instead of doing my stairs on my lunch break, I found myself sitting in the chapel asking God to protect this unfortunate girl and at the same time thank Him for blessing me with 3 beautiful, healthy children in my life. I came home from work and hugged each of them, then told each one how much they mean to me and how grateful I am to have them. I decided to spend my evening with them instead of doing my workouts. I'm still dedicated but I felt it necessary both mentally and emotionally to take this night off. I will make up for it tomorrow. For the rest of tonight my goal is simply to pray.