Today has been an unusual day, to say the least. While I haven’t been posting as frequently as in the past, there were several good reasons for that. One was the fact that my brother has been undergoing surgery and medical tests to determine the extent of cancer that was recently diagnosed. Today, after waiting for what seemed like *forever*, we learned that the cancer is contained in one small area of the body and will be treated with chemotherapy as he is not a candidate for surgery. Major, MAJOR “happy dance”!
Tonight, in my Monday evening Village class, I had the pure, unalloyed pleasure of teaching a class of infants with their dads. All of the moms were not there for one reason or another – travel, illness, etc. And it was such a joy to watch these dads interact with their babies, singing, dancing, rocking, smiling, playing peekaboo. It gave me such joy to be a part of their lives!
And, last, but not least, I sign in tonight here on my blog to find that my blog counter has passed 90,000 hits. Having started actively blogging in June of 2006, it’s been a journey for me, finding my voice as Molly McGinn so eloquently advised last year. (Thanks, Molly!) I never imagined that I would have this many visitors to my blog who would apparently find something here that they were looking for. (What that might be is beyond me!)
Many thanks to those of you who have stopped by from time to time. Thanks as well to those who shoot me an email to let me know I’ve messed up, or, alternatively, hit something right on the head or provided a much needed laugh or enjoyable time remembering something from the past.
Many, many thanks to those of you who have supported me during the past month as I’ve struggled with some family issues – some of which are now resolved and others we’re still waiting to hear about. You’ll never know how much your encouragement has helped.
In the meantime – share the joy and do a happy dance yourself. You just might be surprised how much better it makes you feel!