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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Body vs Mind/Spirit

So I was watching Landon sleep tonight. I was thinking of what is ahead of him this month and how much he struggles to do the little things that I take for granted. Eating, holding my neck up, sitting, etc. And here he is, trying his hardest, being pushed all of the time--yet he's so happy and the first one to smile. I work with him a lot, I take him to therapy, therapy comes to our home. Truly, he is such a trooper. I know it is not easy doing things that are uncomfortable, yet I know it's the best thing for him.
Life is about mastering our bodies. Letting the Spirit, our spirits, control our body. So, for Landon, this month, I am going to make an effort to control one more thing about my body. I'm not sure if it will be chocolate, biting my nails, or not spending so much time on the computer. But I want to do something to say that I acknowlege how difficult life is for him. Some moms of cancer patients shave their hair off. I'm not going to do that. But I'm going to do something. Join me if you like.
We have an appointment next Wednesday to consult with the surgeon, Dr. Razzuuk(ru`zook. Marvelous man. So glad that he is a praying man. From there we will schedule surgery # 3.

6 comments:

The Taylor Family said...

You are an amazing woman, Sara. I will be joining you in doing something to let my spirit be in control. Thanks for your family's great example to mine!

Amanda said...

I would love to join you. This will take some thinking.

Jill said...

I just love you Sara. You are always so humble, thoughtful, hard working, compassionate, funny, and I could go on and on. I miss eating sinful sundaes with you and having great conversations. You have always made me feel so loved. I check your blog everyday and I look forward to your thoughts. You are a great strength and inspiration to me. I will join you and I will let you know what it is once I figure it out.

Liz W. said...

What a powerful post, Sara! I'll join you in this. Heaven knows how much I should gain control of...

Ry Tam & Fam said...

Oh we would all be doing so good if we could but spirit over mind/body! Landon is teaching us all so much! Thank you so much for sharing! I to will try to do better!

Much Love, Tam

ME said...

Oh Sara. How I miss you. You always speak the words of my heart, even if for different reasons. I will join you in this as well. You are a good mom to be so sensitive and thoughtful to increase your empathy for your sons.
Missing you!
Angela