I am loving having my Josh home on leave. It has been so good to have him here! This trip he has been really trying to focus on just having time with family.
We are all extremely close and Josh has been trying to make sure that he spends lots of time with his brothers, sister-in-laws, nephews, grandparents and us. Since he has been home, we have either done something as a whole family or with as many people as we can each day and Josh, in addition to that, has been trying to spend one on one time with everyone. We have been bowling, had a huge potluck dinner with the grandparents that live here, went out to lunch, went out to dinner and had everyone here today for the Seahawks playoff game.
As of yesterday, my cousin took a look at me and said "you have reached your tipping point". He was referring to my health. He could see that I was totally exhausted and told me that I needed to rest. He knows about my health issues and, as with the rest of our family, is very sweet and protective of me. I told him that I just needed to make it to Thursday, and then I could collapse. ;)
I have been doing so much better since my surgery, so much so that I had forgotten how bad my "crashes" can be when I overdo it. Well, yesterday and today have shown me that I still need to pace myself. I focus all my energy on when I am with my family and then kind of collapse into an exhausted lump. But you know what, it is worth it. Being able to enjoy my family all together again is priceless. Nothing means more to me than them. They are my world!
Josh is here until early Thursday morning when he flies back to Virginia. So until then, I am going to enjoy every moment I have and then I will take several days to recover. ;)