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Monday, September 27, 2010


This is the picture of what I deal with every night. You see Damon snores like no other. I couldn't sleep because I have been dealing with major pain. My last surgery really set be back because of the pain catheter not going in to the right place. I feel like I am not making progress like I should because I can't walk and bend my right knee all the way.

Anyways you would think that I would be upset about the snoring, but to me it is a gift. As I laid in bed last night I thought, "I would rather listen to Damon snoring than all of the sounds I have been through during the hospital and the accident."

I remember the jaws of life literally cutting me out of my car as the engine fell and burned my legs and stomach. It was one of the worst sounds - that I can't let go.

I remember the beeps of all of the machines that were keeping me alive. The beep for the IV medications, the beeps for my heart monitor and oxygen monitors the sounds for bed alarms.

I remember craving for silence. Now that I am home, I savor and think of all of the sounds in my homes as gifts. I recognize that these sounds are comfort and being home is a huge comfort to me.

May we all recognize the gifts that come to us by surprise.


denielleandshawn said...

I just love reading your blog! The simplest gifts we take for granted, you take the time to embrace and appreciate. I wish we could all learn from you and really truely appreciate the simple things in life. You are an inspiration to us all!

oh,and p.s. I am going to try to stop by this week, but if I don't get a chance, we found a very good landscaping contact that you can use to replace Chris if you so desire. I know he is doing a lot of damage around the neighborhood, and this contact, lives in Alpin, he's been doing landscaping for over 20 years, and is very reputable. his name is Ken Walker. his number is 801-400-2829. anyway, I want to come see you this week, but just in case time slips me, I wanted to pass along that info right away, and I know you and Damon are wanting your yard in!

Bethany Hopkins said...

I don't know where you found this pic but T loved it. He deals with the same thing every night. We love you and are glad that you can enjoy Damon's snoring instead of all the other noises you have had to deal with as of late. Keep up the hard work. You are amazing!