almost three years since an aneurysm exploded in my brain.
since that time, life has shifted so dramatically from what it once was, i've hardly had time to process the change accordingly. toots was only two months when it happened, so i was novel to new motherhood and didn't put much effort towards my recovery when i came home.
a year into said recovery, i lost my father, so needless to say, my quest to building back my health, once again, fell to the back of my mind (no pun intended) and my migraines returned.
after a recent hospital stay, due to an infection in my brain, i am once again faced with taking my health, and overall survival with my condition, more seriously. so, this month's challenge of 'treasure' hit home for me in a different way, because my values have changed.
as the people who love me most surrounded me, i felt a new shift arrive in my world. a simpler shift. because frankly put: i simply treasure...life. i treasure love. i treasure joy. i treasure my family and friends who have supported and loved me throughout this journey every step of the way, and continues to. i treasure noticing the simple things in life that brings me and everyone around me, happiness.
there was this window in my hospital room that i noticed everyone kept stopping to stand by. and while i could easily chop it up to the view, i'd like to think it was something else, something deeper calling to them. because every time someone lingered there, i caught a glimpse of them disappearing into a world where this world didn't belong. a world where just their thoughts, their memories, their prayers existed and i treasured getting to secretly capture those moments, happily, and healthily, recovering from my hospital bed.
*update: i have more angio coming up to see what's going on in this wonky brain of mine.
afterwards, if all checks out, i will treasure taking the time to recover properly, this time around.
please visit the next in our circle, erica freitas, a beautiful photographer, of family, of love and all things life at erica lee's photography blog.
afterwards, please join us and share your own 'treasure' themed images on the the creativity project facebook page :)