I have such good news!
And I’m not even going to save the best for last.
We are going home for Christmas!
Now don’t get me wrong, we love New Hampshire.
But home for me is where my mom and Brandon are.
(Not there of course, that is our shed.)
So, we are packing up the dogs and driving 2,701 wintry miles home for Christmas.
Spending time with my mom and our son, hugging him repeatedly and just being together…sounds like just about the perfect Christmas to me!
Going home for Christmas makes me extremely happy, but there’s even more good news. I am now being treated for Lyme Disease.
It might seem kind of weird that I’m excited about this.
Of course, Lyme Disease itself is not good news but the treatment of it can be.
So the goal is to feel better after 21 days on the antibiotic my doctor gave me. The results are kind of sketchy depending on how quickly you catch the infection. If it’s a new infection, then the antibiotic should handle it.
(This is our 11 ft Charlie Brown tree.)
If it’s an infection from the past that we didn’t know about and I’m having a flare up, that can be a challenge to deal with. If I’m still ill at the end of the 21 days, then there will be other tests for other things as well.
But we aren’t dwelling on that right now.
Each day is different as far as how I feel, so I’m learning to take each one as it comes.
And although I have irritating symptoms and my body feels like that of an old lady on most days, I count any progress that I feel, as a major step in the right direction. If I’m not having a progressive day, then I think of it as just being in a holding pattern… there’s no going backward!
The past 8 weeks have been a lesson in patience and rest. I’m learning that baby steps are OK.
And going home to see your mommy when you don’t feel well is a Christmas blessing to look forward to.
So in case we don’t chat over the next couple of weeks, I’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a New Year full to the brim of blessings, a heart full of happiness, and a healthy body and mind.
See you soon!