Monday, April 21, 2008

In The Blink of An Eye


Today was my first day back at work. Wow ~ 12 weeks really flew by! After spending all day looking at a computer screen my eyes are feeling a little bit googly! Getting back into the swing of things wasn't as hard as I had anticipated and ~ shocker ~ my brain seems to be working better than before the tethered cord surgery.

Something unexpected that happened today was my re-introduction to my desk chair. Clearly, a swiveling desk chair doesn't seem threatening to the average person. I've never had a problem with my chair before ~ but now ~ every time I moved in the chair I winced. I never realized how much I rolled around in the chair during the day. Now I have to be careful not to accidentally fall off the chair or pull my back out of whack while sliding around my cubicle! Maybe if I put some googly eyes on my chair I will know where I stand with the chair. Hmmmm ~ I just might have to search for the perfect pair of googly eyes now!

During my drive to work this morning I heard the song, "In the Blink of an Eye" and realized how time really flew by while I was home recovering. Of course I had lots of grandiose ideas of projects that would keep me from being bored. I still have a long list of movies I have yet to see. Time totally got away from me! What's more amazing is that the memory of the pain I felt seems to have faded. There wasn't one time during my recovery that I broke down and cried from the pain ~ I wasn't expecting that reaction at all. I found out that my pain tolerance is pretty high. These things were encouraging to me. Press on ~ push through to the next obstacle. ~ Sigh ~ So, what's next? Waiting for my real life to begin ~ probably ~ but trying to stay in the here and now and not look too forward into the future.


"In The Blink Of An Eye"~ Mercy Me




You put me here for a reason

You have a mission for me

You knew my name and You called it

Long before I learned to breathe



Sometimes I feel disappointed

By the way I spend my time

How can I further Your kingdom

When I'm so wrapped up in mine



In a Blink of an eye that is when

I'll be closer to You than I've ever been

Time will fly, but until then

I'll embrace every moment I'm given

There's a reason I'm alive for a blink of an eye



And though I'm living a good life

Can my life be something great?

I have to answer the question

Before it's too late



Cause in a Blink of an eye that is when

I'll be closer to You than I've ever been

Time will fly, but until then

I'll embrace every moment I'm given

There's a reason I'm alive for a blink of an eye



If I give the very best of me

That becomes my legacy

So tell me what am I waiting for?

What am I waiting for?


In a Blink of an eye that is when

I'll be closer to You than I've ever been


Time will fly, but until then

I'll embrace every moment I'm given


In a Blink of an eye that is when

I'll be closer to You than I've ever been

Time will fly, but until then

I'll embrace every moment I'm given

There's a reason I'm alive for a blink of an eye





3 comments:

E said...

We're all waiting for our real life to start. In the meantime, go watch Emperor of the Sea.

Caroline said...

I'm so glad your first day back to work went so well. You are truly amazing Lace!!!! What a strong, brave person you are. I only hope when my surgical date finally comes I am half as brave and strong as you have been.

God Bless!

Caroline

Queli said...

I am with you on staying in the present. Glad to hear you are doing well, and getting a chance to reflect on your experience.