After spending 6 weeks with 6 people in 600 square feet in Downtown Steamboat, yesterday was moving day. Due to circumstances, we were unable to stay in the same location for the whole 9 weeks, and were required to move to a condo near the mountain for the remainder of our time.
The past six weeks have been full of memories and experiences. The togetherness has been wonderful. The shared bathroom, something all families should probably endure. It is definitely an exercise in patience.
In many ways it has been a difficult time. Crohn’s Disease robbed me of many of my usual abilities, especially for the first four weeks. Just the walk up three flights of stairs to enter the apartment was challenging. At times I felt as though I was letting my family down by my inabilities. I felt like I missed things that I wanted to be a part of. I felt bad that Craig had to take care of me, instead of enjoying the outdoor activities he loves.
As we packed to move out this morning, I was in a much better place than when we moved in six weeks prior. I walked up and down the stairs with ease. I could think clearly. I no longer walked bent over due to pain. I was not shaky. Life felt possible…not impossible. My God has brought about tremendous healing in my life and will continue. Someday soon I pray the pain will be completely gone, not just tolerable.
As we begin our time in this new location, I am praying that it will be a new beginning. A place of renewed health. I am thankful for the recovery that has taken place and look forward to the time of feeling good and family fun that lie ahead. I believe from experience, that nothing makes a person appreciate health more than not having it for a period. Therefore, I am going to enjoy, embrace, and see the beauty in each moment…as it is a beautiful gift that should not be taken for granted. Thankful~