This must happen to some extent to most people to some degree each spring. But this spring is unlike any other I have experienced. I believe generally people take their health for granted to some degree until it comes into question. I saw today with hugely opened eyes what a different way you can see the world if you regain a sliver of your health. The fact that this coincides with spring’s true arrival can’t be happenstance.
Just within the past 2 months have I been healthy enough to take our now 3-year-old to age appropriate activities. The look of sheer joy on his face at these new experiences is a magical experience. But then I think to myself, “He shouldn’t be this surprised by x, y, or z activity. He should have been exposed to these things already and he hasn’t.” If I just let that guilt go for a minute (I’m sure the guilt will find me again) and I also see all these experiences for the first time since becoming so ill, I see tenfold times how grateful I am to be healing.