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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bas~Melech to Earth, come in please!

To the loyal readers out there, sorry for the long hiatus. This semester has hit me like a ton of bricks and temporarily disrupted my orbit of this Earth. I hope to return someday.

In other news, I have a cold. And I've realized something -- when I'm sick, life grinds to a halt. Now, granted, this is one really nasty cold. My head basically stopped working for a couple of days. So I called in to work sick, slept until noon, and cited Wikipedia as my only reference in all of my coursework. I turned off my phone because it hurt too much to talk, stopped counting calories and slurped shakes as fast as I could make them. I whined to anyone who would listen and did nothing around the house. So now I have work to make up, a dozen phone calls to return (I have never been this popular!), 5 pounds to lose, and a guilty conscience. (And I'm sitting here just blogging about it.)

All this reminded me of some friends I have who never feel as well as I do, yet they've made more of their lives than me even when I'm feeling great. Right, I'm back on the topic of my Simcha Special friends, because I can't get enough of them! Most live with chronic pain, many have breathing difficulties, limited mobility, and such, but they don't let that stop them. Wander into the beautiful library or beis midrash at camp, and you will find campers who rise in time to daven before breakfast every day. So many of the girls are full of smiles and bursting to share them with you. They never seem to be in too much of their own pain to think about others.

I think it's time I take a page out of their book and put aside my tissues to run a few laps around the block!

Please help give these kids a chance to live it up in Camp Simcha/Special by sponsoring me in the Team Lifeline marathon! Thank you, Apple, for your sponsorship.

7 comments:

The Babysitter said...

Hope your feeling better.
That was very interesting, I never thought of it in that way. That they are not feeling well all the time and yet they don't let it interfere with their lives. But perhaps because it's something constant they get used to it, so it isn't such a big deal to them, as it might be to other people who are used to the conveniences and living healthily.

The Dreamer said...

refuah sheleimah, my dearest!

David_on_the_Lake said...

Refuah Sheleima....
and Gut Gebentcht Yuhr...

halfshared said...

Hope you feel all better...have a gut, gebentch yar and all the best!

rickismom said...

The worse way to have a cold is when You are a mommy. LOL I mean, its great being a mommy. But when you're sick, you just take an antihistamine and carry on like usual. Usuaklly it takes high fever to put one out of duty. (And then the work just piles up...)

But you're right about the kids of camp simcha!

Bas~Melech said...

Thanks, folks -- I am feeling much better B"H.

Sitter -- To an extent, one gets used to it. But it doesn't stop hurting. You just come to a point where you realize that you can't let the pain stop you from living, because it's the only life you have. :-(

The Babysitter said...

Bas Melach: That makes sense, but at the same time it's so sad that they have to live through so much pain.