Yesterday was a much needed day of rest. I started out the day with a lovely text from a friend checking in and making sure I was doing okay. It may be the simplest gesture, but it brought so much joy and was a wonderful way to start the day. I then spent the morning with a dear friend. We chatted over tea and coffee and watched our boys play. These two friendships have blossomed this summer and I appreciate both women so much. It is even better that our children are friends and look forward to seeing each other just as much as us moms do.
It was another beautiful sunny day and my son and I were itching to play outside when we got home. He raced up and down the slide as I picked vegetables from the garden. I had to keep a watchful eye on my son and our dog because both would sneak behind me and grab the tomatoes out of the collection basket. They do the same thing with berries. I wish you could have seen those two yesterday on our berry picking adventure. It was just like the book "Blueberries For Sal." I would put a handful of blackberries in the bucket and my son would put two handfuls of blackberries in his mouth. I even caught Kahlua our dog with her nose in the bucket a time or two. She is the second dog we've had that picks berries right off the vine. Between the two of them, I never know how many berries I'll actually get in the house. I was planning on picking at least 3 cups of berries yesterday to make my husband blackberry slump for our anniversary. Only 1 cup made it inside the house.
It was such a great day. Went out to dinner as a family to celebrate our anniversary. I can't believe how fast time has flown by. We've been married 10 years already and today I took my son to his Preschool Orientation. It is moments like this that I think "how can it be possible? Where has time gone?" It has been a great 10 years, not perfect, but wonderful all the same. I feel fortunate that I can say I found an amazing husband and love him more and more every day. I think that this is one of the reasons I am on such a mission to improve my health and quality of life. I have so much to live for and I can't let my chronic illness get me down. I have to find a way to live life fully and be as healthy as I can be. Even though yesterday was a restful day and today was a busy day in town, I managed to walk a combined 3 miles over the two days. I did not set out to walk 3 miles, but I am glad I did.
I love hearing from you all and how you are doing on your walking adventures. A few days ago I received a message from a friend and family member asking if I had ever tried using Bragg's Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar as a treatment for acid reflux. I have not personally, but have heard great things about it. It was a wonderful suggestion and I intend on giving it a try. I have not purchased the vinegar yet, but when I do, I will let you know how it goes!
Tomorrow I intend to get out and about and walk again. I hope you get to too. Have a blessed day my friends. Talk to you soon!
Hi there! Welcome to Grace In A Glass. My name is Danielle and I am so happy that you are visiting this site today. We all have something in life that we are working to overcome. I began blogging about my struggle with overcoming Esophageal Dysmotility and Crohn's Disease with the hope of reaching others with words of encouragement and hope. Thank you for letting me share my stories with you, and hope you have the most wonderful day!