Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Friends, Romans, and Writers, lend me your ears: I am Queen of the World!
I have been under an inordinate amount of stress lately. Real Life responsibilities, waiting on test results for my son, and literary deadlines have nearly done me in. And then today happened.
The most important thing is that my son’s brain MRI (which we’ve been worried about since September) came back saying that everything looks normal. His kidneys are showing a little bit of stress, but we think it’s because of his prior kidney failure and not anything new. We’ll check into that, of course. But Small Son’s teacher called me the other day in tears because he had done something Wonderfully Extraordinary. My family eats, drinks, and breathes hope. It makes my soul sing when that hope is rewarded.
Tiny Daughter will remain on her seizure medication for a year. She is astute, beautiful, but most of all, she is empathetic. She brings Small Son his Cookie Monster when he is overwhelmed and distressed. She wraps him in a blanket when he cries, even though he is four years older than she is. He does the same thing for her, and I honestly, genuinely couldn’t be any prouder of them.
That’s Real Life. Writing life has been pretty sweet, too. I
A) submitted my story for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse challenge. That’s a huge relief.
B) submitted my story for a Very Important Deadline. This is an even bigger relief.
Seriously, I can’t tell you how happy I am. I feel like I did my best, I was responsible, I kicked adversity IN THE FACE, and Real and Writing Life are better because of it. Now I’m going to take the day off. And bake a cake or something.
Later, my friends.
Hey there! Just passing by via twitter. Just wanted to say Congratulations on a job well done. And I say job, because life is work, for some more than others. Let’s just say you’ve made some kickass lemonade. I’m honestly happy for you, and I’m glad I took the time to read this post. Definitely inspiring. (=
All the very best to you,
Dear Queen of the World,
I am so happy for you on all counts! That your son’s MRI is normal, that you received a Wonderful Call about something Extraordinary your son did. Your daughter sounds like a mini-mom. Congrats on completing those writing deadlines. I feel your relief! Enjoy your cake-baking, or whatever you decide to do. I’m so proud of you!
Your Fellow Revision Queen
I heart you, in the most competitive way possible. 🙂 Truley, I love you and find you my kindred. Happy Day, Mercedes
QOTW, so happy for you and your family. Enjoyed reading your blog today. Glad to find you.
Your kids sounds like wonderful people! That’s natural, considering who their mother is. I’m so glad things are looking up!
Your kids just break my heart with how brave they are! You have such a very special family.
Very inspiring, Mercedes. and I can tell that it runs in the family.
Wow, excellent news on different fronts. I’m really happy for you all.
Woot! And yay cake : )
You burn from amazing.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful news! I love hearing that good things are happening out there. 🙂
I had tears in my eyes reading your post – your kids are amazing.
So glad- for the normal scan, the crying teacher, the tender-hearted daughter and all the rest! Happy cake baking:)
Oops- that was me above!
Hell, yes, good lady. Kick adversity in the face. While you’re at it, grab it by the collar and give it a good headbutt to the nose. Tell it to (CENSORED) off, then go have a shot of tequila and dance in the rain.
Days like that rule.
May I know what your son did to bring his teacher to tears?
Curiosity, you know. It’ll be the death of me. That, and I love the little details.
Talk to you soon, Mercedes.